What a cool experience it was to visit The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing at 18000 Groschke Road, Hanger #B-5, Houston, Texas 77084. My only complaint…that I didn’t allow enough time to visit it longer as I had a party to attend.
“The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight.” (Source: www.houstonwing.org)
The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10am – 3pm. Telephone Number is 281-579-2131
The Houston Wing is based at West Houston Airport, in Houston, Texas, USA. The Wing has six CAF aircraft assigned – Lockheed C-60A “Lodestar”, North American AT-6 “Texan”, Consolidated-Vultee BT-13 “Valiant”. Naval Aircraft Factory N3N “Yellow Peril”, Fairchild PT-19A “Cornell” and a major restoration project, a North American L‑17 Navion
(Above Photo: Peter Valles (Engineering by John Buckley) Cat and Mouse)
Founded in 1958, The C. G. Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas, Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to continuing education for the human spirit through psychology, spirituality, and the arts and humanities. Our educational and outreach programs enrich lives and enlighten the spirit. Our classes promote a journey of personal growth and a deepening commitment to the community we share. (Source: http://junghouston.org)
The first weekend in June, I headed out for the day – just hopped in the car and decided to see where to road took me 🙂
I ended up here, in front of theSan Felipe de Austin State Historical Site. It’s right around the corner practically from Stephen F. Austin State Park so I was shocked that I hadn’t visited earlier as I’ve camped at the park several times. This is where Stephen F. Austin began the town of San Felipe de Austin in Mexican Texas back in 1823.
While browsing online, I came across Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum in San Marcos, Texas. It looked so interesting that I reached out to the Museum Curator, Mr. Thom Fortney to learn more and arrange a visit. Mr. Fortney was so unbelievably kind and helpful – I can’t thank him enough!
I really was impressed to learn they also offer FREE school tours! Nice to see them doing that to benefit our youth!
If you happen to be visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas then you have an added bonus…and it’s…FREE (my favorite four letter word!)!! Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen have done lots of generous things for our city and here is another one! The Sculpture Garden! It’s not huge – maybe 1 acre I’d guess, but it’s nice to take a leisure stroll through the garden and see what’s there. The garden was designed by American. Isamu Noguchi, who was a famous artist himself. He was a famous sculptor, furniture maker, lamp designer and landscape architect. (Noguchi sounds like he did it ALL…well, sorta like eh um a Mom! Yes, I’m in a silly mood)
Enjoy a moment of tranquility!
Thanks for visiting and if you have any places in/near Houston you’d like me to visit, just let me know in the comment section below!
Welcome to The Museum of Fine Arts here in H-town! Come see what it has to offer on this visit with me! The above photo is of the “The Light Inside” the colors change every few minutes. The museum does a fine job of getting great exhibits along with housing the permanent exhibits.
Hope you enjoyed the trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts! Let me know which are YOUR favorites!!!