Skink!!! Fun with Crocodile Encounter!!

Crocodile Encounter put on a wonderful, educational and FUN show at the 10th Annual Bridgeland Nature Fest!!! The two gentlemen conducting the show were brilliant!! Their connection with the crowd of varied ages and their energy levels were fantastic!! 


Photo:  (Left), Mr. Leonard Brown, Zookeeper and Presenter for Crocodile Encounter, (Right) A lady with a great sense of humor!

This poor, unsuspecting victim was volun-told to go up onstage,  she trusted this nice, young man, Leonard with Crocodile Encounter!! Big mistake!!!…. Continue reading “Skink!!! Fun with Crocodile Encounter!!”

Children’s Book FREE Giveaway! Just Email Me For Your Chance To Win! (No, you won’t be on any mailing lists!)

Remember meeting Mama Goose?? Well, she has agreed to offer one special child her book, “Reading and Rhyming With Mama Goose” to one lucky winner!  If you look at Amazon, it has received a 5 out of 5 star review from 11 people.  I took a peek and indeed it’s very cute and would be a fun read for your kiddo! (Although Mama Goose has autographed it to me..Elizabeth)…it would be fun to read this to a small child or have them read it to YOU (even better 🙂 ) ! Continue reading “Children’s Book FREE Giveaway! Just Email Me For Your Chance To Win! (No, you won’t be on any mailing lists!)”

Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Headlined The 10th Annual Bridgeland Nature Fest 2017

Photo:  (Above: Jeff Corwin holding an Echidna)

The crowds at the Bridgeland Nature Fest were all super excited to see this man!! Jeff Corwin of The Animal Planet.


Photo:  Jeff Corwin of The Animal Planet (Nice guy in person too!) – He stayed for photo’s and autographs for the crowds.

Mr. Corwin certainly brought out the crowds and after watching his performance I understand why! He did a fantastic job at capturing the attention of 3 year olds to old folks like me!


Photo:  Echidna

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Hey Everyone-

I have a personal favor to ask…

Today, Ms. Erin Cooper Reed was a featured Guest Blogger for Mind Movies.  Erin is the talented, wonderful and funny writer over at one of my favorite blogs, and is ALWAYS so giving and kind to all of us in the blogosphere! Now is OUR turn to show Erin some love! I wanted to ask if you could all take just a few minutes to stop by and leave a comment here to show Erin our support.  It will take maybe 2 minutes – AND you get to read a fantastic, inspirational article! Congrats Erin! 

Thanks a million!

Elizabeth and Max

Breakfast Brunch Cafe Fun and The BP MS 150 Bike Ride From Houston to Austin!

I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and her equally fantastic hubby!!! We hadn’t had a chance to sit down to catch up lately, so they decided take me to a fabulous breakfast this past Saturday.  We met up at Breakfast Brunch Cafe at 9955 Barker Cypress Road Suite 110, Cypress, TX 77433 Continue reading “Breakfast Brunch Cafe Fun and The BP MS 150 Bike Ride From Houston to Austin!”

Bridgeland 10th Annual Nature Fest

(Photo Above:  Shivam Babu Enjoying the Armadillos)

April 29th, 2017 was the 10th Annual Bridgeland Nature Fest in Cypress, Texas.  What a great day despite looking like rain a large portion of the day! So glad I decided to risk the rain and go!  They had super fast shuttle service available at the Cy-Ranch High School and admission/parking were FREE!  


Exiting the Shuttle bus, This was what welcomed us festival visitors.


Liked these colorful pieces from the Austin Bike Zoo.


There were a TON of Food Truck Caravans!! You wouldn’t go hungry here (although broke and gaining weight is not looking good 🙂 ) !!20170428-IMG_7652

Next time I am checking out the Waffle Bus’s food – looks good!20170428-IMG_7653

Not bad prices for festival eats!20170428-IMG_7654

The residence of Bridgeland community have plenty to do on a daily basis!20170428-IMG_7658

Texas seems to be home of the Armadillo’s – they even had Armadillo Races!!!20170428-IMG_7682

I liked being able to touch one, just like this curious little festival goer!20170428-IMG_7692

What’s a festival without a train for the kiddos!20170428-IMG_7695

Let’s help out our nature friends and build them a bird house 🙂 20170428-IMG_7697

This is the stage where guests sat on both chairs and hay bales.  They had a wonderful line up of presenters!!! IMG_8597-1.JPG

HEB grocery store was there handing out free cupcakes! Nice!20170428-IMG_7708

How can you resist wanting to hold this cute little roo! 20170428-IMG_7714

I loved those dark, intense eyes!IMG_7716-1

Sorry, I forget what this one is called – if you know, please tell me!IMG_7905-1

Here we have the South American King Vulture, a scavenger that feed on the dead, thus preventing disease spread by disposing of decaying remains…If I saw one near me too close, they’d probably get their next meal from ME after I had heart failure!IMG_7919-1

Their colors are magnificent though!!IMG_7928-1

The females will just lay one single egg that both parents incubate. IMG_7865-1

You get Blog bonus points if you can tell me what this one is! Pretty sure it’s a Falcon. IMG_7834-1

May as well cover all the vultures – this is an African White Backed VultureIMG_7810-1

He just LOOKS hungry…and scary!IMG_7781-1

The Great Horned OwlIMG_7776-1

What a beautiful creature! Love those eyes!!!IMG_7982-1

If you know me, you know I am DEATHLY afraid of snakes…but guess what this is NOT a snake, but rather a lizard! I touched it (barely!) (baby steps!) 🙂 IMG_7988-1

All the kids and their adult people 🙂 were having a blast! The rock climbing looked almost safe enough for me to attempt 🙂 


Plenty of inflatable bouncy house type of activities for the kids!IMG_8619-1

What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t want to go exploring on the Fire Engine!IMG_8612-1

Chick-fil-a and Wild Things Zoofari were there on stage doing line dances and tossing out t-shirts and stuffed animalsIMG_8588-1

I’d have been happy with them throwing some Chick-fil-a sandwiches to us all 🙂 (I love that place!)IMG_8608-1

It really was a good day for kite flying too!IMG_8598-1

There was also what I will call a “Living Tree” wandering around. IMG_7992-1

She really DID blend in with the tree!IMG_7997-1

If I had on this make-up I would be tearing my face off! My skin just can’t tolerate face make-up (I learned this as a clown the hard way one year!!) IMG_8564-1Photo:   2 year old Hailey grabs the bubble

Little Hailey in the white,polkadot romper was the cutest little baby ever and was having the time of her life chasing after the bubbles!!!

Stayed tuned folks…more coming up including…..

Jeff Corwin, “Jeff is an American wildlife biologist and nature conservationist known as the host and executive producer of the Animal Planet television programs “The Jeff Corwin Experience” and “Corwin’s Quest.” 


Thanks as always for your support of Houston Photo Journey!!

Elizabeth and Max