Green City Road Trip

By: GardenGrrl , 7:20 PM GMT on June 28, 2014

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When I was a little girl my Dad would drive us to the Gulf Coast. When we saw a green hazy sky on the highway horizon we knew we were close because that was Houston. A city built from petroleum refineries and large chemical processing plants. I guess a green polluted sky was to be expected.

Today, a few years later, okay more than 40, Houston is listed as number four in the top five cities in America with green certified commercial real estate. This means the political folk and business folk of Houston have been working very hard at retro fitting existing real estate with energy and water saving updates.

Houston has over the years planned and provided better public transportation. Currently they are testing a program to make city owned cars electric. Dedicating large areas of the city as parks and green space, planting trees, all in the name of making a livable less polluted city.

Today there are 345 miles of inter connected bike ways which include more shared lanes and bike friendly streets. Houston has also taken part in a bike share program where rental bicycles are parked in various parts of the city. Sign up, grab a bike, go where you want to go, park it at another bike share rack and leave it.

Urban planning can make a difference in how a city transforms from stinking and polluted to one with better (not perfect, it is a huge city), air. New high rise housing is planned around parks and stores to create urban villages. It is an ongoing project but it is working.

Every time I go to Houston I am more impressed with these green features. We went on a spur of the moment road trip to see one of the contestants from the hit show "The Voice", MIchelle Chamuel, sing at an outdoor concert. Of course she was great.

What really impressed me though was the park called Discovery On the Green, It is a modern park made for people to hang out in. There is a community vegetable garden, a library, open space for impromptu soccer games, benches with get this, USB ports to charge your phones or lap tops. Dancing water features sprung up from paved areas complete with lots of children chasing moving fountains of water. There is a small fenced dog run. Mostly there are people outside enjoying the park. Oh, and did I mention how they use solar panels to help power the area? Now this is a fun city park.

Pictures of the road trip.





Here is Michelle Chamuel during the concert



Night view from the hotel window



Here is one of the Share A Bike Stations.


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59. calpoppy
3:31 PM GMT on July 17, 2014
Double hahaha! You two are making me 'laugh out loud'!

I want your weather, GG!
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58. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:30 PM GMT on July 17, 2014
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57. WatchinTheSky
4:12 AM GMT on July 17, 2014
LOL, hahaha :D
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56. Ylee
3:48 AM GMT on July 17, 2014
I had a grandma give me a belt buckle with marijuana on it, not knowing what it was! She just thought it was pretty! And no, I didn't wear it to school, lol!
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55. GardenGrrl
9:15 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
Good Morning, currently awaiting the cold front. Should I or shouldn't I water? It is supposed to rain. Maybe just the pot plants as my grandmother used to call the potted plants in her yard. Don't know why but it always made me giggle to hear my gray haired old granny say that.

Hi Ylee, serendipity and luck tend to play a large part in life's greatest finds. Can I order a double serendipity with chocolate sprinkles?

Hi Tony, I remember Buck too. Thank goodness it has only been 5 years instead of the ten I was counting thinking Abbey was more puppy when you got her.

Hi Wab, holy heck 130f! Were you shoveling coal in purgatory? I think I like the country road game much better than trying to imagine what you did at work. That game sounds like a lot of fun.

#54I'd like to discuss global warming, but it's a heated subject ;)

At least you have a cool front on the way? We have had a 3 day break from the sun, barely made it to 70 yesterday! Sun's out again, though.

I logged on to WU for the forecast and got a pop up saying it was Niño my business??


Oh WTS, those kind of weather jokes make me want to get a good stiff drink at the iso-bar. Do you think climate change skeptics are nimbus-sils?
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54. WatchinTheSky
5:07 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
I'd like to discuss global warming, but it's a heated subject ;)

At least you have a cool front on the way? We have had a 3 day break from the sun, barely made it to 70 yesterday! Sun's out again, though.

I logged on to WU for the forecast and got a pop up saying it was Niño my business??
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53. whitewabit (Mod)
1:22 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
Quoting 46. Ylee:

Is it hot in the Cave? 105 on the main floor here now, with hotter spots! :P


remember in the summer on the floor where I worked .. wouldn't be unusual to be 130 with 100 humidity in the center of the building .. I'd drink almost 2 gallons of water a shift ..

So glad I'm retired now !!!
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52. whitewabit (Mod)
1:16 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
use to play a game with our kids on our Sunday drives .. called Right, Left or Straight Ahead .. they would take turns giving one of the 3 directions as we would drive out through the back roads .. was always an adventure !!
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51. plapman
12:22 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
Good morning GardenGrrl.
Abbey is close to 10 years according to the vet.
I've been blogging since August 2006.
I get up long before the Queen and it passes the time until she gets up.
I've had Abbey, A rescue dog, for 5 years now.
Before Abbey it was Buck. My monster dog who weighed 105 lbs. and stood 29 inches at the shoulder.
Have a great day but stay cool.
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50. Ylee
11:39 AM GMT on July 15, 2014
Quoting 49. GardenGrrl:

Don't know how he finds these.


Perseverence, and dumb luck, lol!

Rather pleasant here at the moment......
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49. GardenGrrl
10:07 AM GMT on July 15, 2014
Whew. Hot yesterday. 104f at our work weather (stations). The airport had 102f. Then out of no where came pop up thunder storms with lots of lightning and heavy rain in the isolated cell areas. We received a half inch at our house.
That works for me.

Hi Sandi, you beat me to first at Ylee's. He has done another great cam line up. Don't know how he finds these. We are having a "cold front" come through tomorrow. Yay!
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48. sandiquiz
11:57 AM GMT on July 14, 2014
It is lovely here, topping out at noon as 84 F ...I have moved the weather station unit into the dining room, where I sit at my computer, so I can see the outside temp, the inside temp, pressure and humidity.

The humidity has dropped from 87 yesterday to only 46 today - much better!

The dining room is on the north west corner of the house and is only 20 degrees at the moment, the coolest room in the house. But as the sun moves around it will get hotter!

Hope it doesn't get too hot for you!
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47. GardenGrrl
10:02 AM GMT on July 14, 2014
Good Morning, warmish here. Something set Miss Roxie off while walking her this morning. Couldn't find what it was but she sure was growling which is unusual for her. Decided a shorter walk was better and she didn't mind going back to the house, in fact, she rather insisted. Did vaguely smell skunk.

Hi Jane, brownies sound great. Baking is the one thing I really enjoy during the cooler weather.

Hi Ylee, ugh, you all have some hot areas. We have a cushy A/C'ed CUP. Only the boiler room is furnace like.
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46. Ylee
10:13 PM GMT on July 13, 2014
Is it hot in the Cave? 105 on the main floor here now, with hotter spots! :P
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45. JanesVacation
7:58 PM GMT on July 13, 2014
I see you are 97F at the moment - gosh, that is HOT!!!

Cool and wet summer going on here, but I'm guessing I really don't want it to be in the heat wave you are having. We had to run the pool heater for an afternoon swim. I'm baking brownies because it isn't too hot to want to run the oven. Wish I could send one (or two) over....
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44. GardenGrrl
9:57 AM GMT on July 13, 2014
Good Morning, we hit 101.8 here yesterday, no pun at all.

WTS, linseed how the pun fun grows.

Hi Sandi, that would have been a funny video. Don't want a part two on that one though.

Hi Shirely, that is a pool that dreams go to for inspiration.
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43. WeatherWise
12:41 PM GMT on July 12, 2014
Hi GG, Sounds like you have been hit by major heat wave. I was reading out in the blogs that you were at 100 degrees and high humidity. HOpe you have found some ways to cope and cool down. Have a great weekend and perhaps you will get to finish that dream.

Dream Pool
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42. sandiquiz
11:18 AM GMT on July 12, 2014
Oh, dear... the story you told of your dream and "dead" hand paints a wonderful picture! It would have made a great you-tube of you wrestling your self to the floor, thinking your hand was getting you!!

Hope it doesn't get so hot today :)
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41. WatchinTheSky
4:11 AM GMT on July 12, 2014
Ya know, photo puns are hard - can someone lens me a hand? Austin corrected, O Henry sounds like a pun time for all!
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40. GardenGrrl
12:29 AM GMT on July 12, 2014
Does wood bark out loud at a tree-mendous opportunity? How could I vacate my station for a Pun Day school session?
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39. BriarCraft
10:29 PM GMT on July 11, 2014
Next time Roxie needs some medicine, spouse should administer it while you lurk nearby, camera in hand.

If you start saving up your puns now, you might just about have enough to take you to Austin next year. Imagine being honored as POS (Punniest of Show) or POTY (Punster Of The Year). Or you might become inspired to start your next fun story with "Once a Pun a Time". Oh yes, you have definitely got to go to the Pun Off, if only Just for a Wordy Cause. You could be just like those Texas Punslingers of the old west. Is it too soon to sign up for a couple of vacation days off next May?

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38. GardenGrrl
8:40 PM GMT on July 11, 2014
News Flash! There is one more festival I need to visit in Texas next year. It is the Austin O. Henry Pun Off in June.
We should crowd fund WTS with his cereus cactus problem and send him there.
O Henry Pun Off In Austin

Hi Sandi, that is kind of unnerving when you have one of those dreams where you are not sure if it is live or dream works. A long time ago I went to sleep wearing a wrist watch and it put my hand "to sleep". I was having some sort of active dream and my sleeping hand flopped across my face. You know I wrestled myself out of bed and on to the floor before I woke up.

Hi Calpoppy, those drip systems are a godsend in the hot weather. Lot of work putting them in though. Oh corgis. Yes, every creature and person in this house is Alpha. Makes things interesting. Unless channeled or over ruled, corgis can be real nippy little demons.

Hi Prose, isn't it great that cities and cultures can evolve? From green nasty skies to becoming a green city.

WTS, nice cactus bloom for the full moon.
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37. WatchinTheSky
3:51 PM GMT on July 11, 2014
"And a flying sea turtle" - Awesome! I love that kind of dream ;D

I was being a cereus photographer last night LOL

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36. Proserpina
10:14 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
"What really impressed me though was the park called Discovery On the Green, It is a modern park made for people to hang out in. There is a community vegetable garden, a library, open space for impromptu soccer games, benches with get this, USB ports to charge your phones or lap tops. Dancing water features sprung up from paved areas complete with lots of children chasing moving fountains of water. There is a small fenced dog run. Mostly there are people outside enjoying the park. Oh, and did I mention how they use solar panels to help power the area? Now this is a fun city park."

Amazing! From the USB ports to the solar panels! Great thinking Houston 'remodeling'!

Hi GG!
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35. calpoppy
7:16 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
We finished off the rest of our drip system. There will be a couple of trees and some plants that will never be on drip, but they will live through our trips ( I hope). But it is nice to have it all done, well not quite we have to install the rest of the timers. We have always had most of our trees, veggies and greenhouse on drip but there was always more that had to be put on. So on to another project or two!

Glad you liked the Corgis!! I am a little miffed with my friend who has the corgi puppy. She has done very little to train the little guy and he is a handful!! I thought she knew Corgis!!! Oh well, I loaned her a book (he is nipping at her aggressively) and hope she not only reads it but follows through!!



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34. sandiquiz
2:00 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
LOL - I laughed at your dream... I can never remember mine, but this morning I awoke because I thought I heard someone say "hello"! There is no one in the house but me and Max, and unless he has learnt to speak, it must have been part of a dream!!

Hope work is not too hot for you:)
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33. GardenGrrl
10:06 AM GMT on July 09, 2014
Good Morning, it is HOT at 4:45am. Summer is now officially here.
Was having the best dream when the alarm so rudely interrupted an amazing wilderness photo session. The light was bright and perfect. There was a flock of prairie chickens, little tiny pretty birds that stayed still long enough to get a picture and a flying sea tea turtle. Best birding dream ever. Darn you alarm clock.

Hi Briar, It is pretty common for me to wake up lumbering about in a fog. Some days more so than others. Just one more reason I don't drink. Really don't need to add porcelain god worshipping to my morning routine.

Oh corgis can give the best dirty looks when you piss them off. Roxie had an intestinal upset some time ago that required imodium. It is the only thing on this planet she will not eat. Sooo, I boiled up some macaroni, mixed it with imodium and then put plain macaroni on top. The look she gave me was priceless when she got to the medicated part. lol :D

Hi WTS, is that peacock in some way kin to Thiea? What a beautiful bird. Thanks. :D
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32. WatchinTheSky
5:29 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
Good Morning! Saw this on the Twitterwebs -

Odd that tail color is opposite side from body color.
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31. BriarCraft
7:44 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
Ever wake up having a flailing robot morning? You know, all the stuff you do in sleep foggy auto pilot but this time it's like the gyro scope is a bit off. Now your lumbering and lurching out of sequence, knocking things over and wondering why the tooth paste tastes like hand cream.

Oh, what a picture you paint with our words! I read "flailing robot morning" wondering, whaaaat? Then chuckled as I continued reading and am still grinning at the picture in my mind.

Other than the taste of the toothpaste, that pretty much describes how I stumble around on most mornings until all the stiff joints loosen up. But you? You're at least 10 years younger, so it isn't rusty joints plaguing you. And I don't think you're the type to "tie one on". Could it be that you got some really deep sleep? That can make a person muzzy-headed enough to put hand cream on their toothbrush.

What's with all the ducks in the parking lot? It doesn't appear that they were there for the popcorn.

The one that looks like he's doing a Clint Eastwood imitation in the middle is really funny. Somebody's shoes are going to pay for this humiliation he is thinking. Definitely a mean glint in that one's eyes, and I'm guessing that Corgis don't get mad, they get even.

Try to keep cool. Are we heading into your long or short work week?

Are you planning on shooting a possum shadow for our challenge group? All those long, pointy teeth would make a wicked shadow. Oops. No! Bad idea, Briar! I don't want you or Roxy doing anything to make Mr. Possum open mouth and hiss at you. Never mind!
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30. GardenGrrl
10:08 AM GMT on July 06, 2014
Good Morning, it is actually nice out this morning with clear skies and 77f. As I have not won the lottery I will be heading off to work soon.
Had a really fun and busy Fourth of July weekend. Have decided that I am no longer behind in things that need to be done. If I didn't get to it, it was not that important. The exception being people in my life.

Hi WTS, holy cats-n-dogs where did that swarm of ducks come from? I have never seen that many on land. Cool video though.

Hi Calpoppy, the corgi's are awesome. We laughed pretty good over them. The one that looks like he's doing a Clint Eastwood imitation in the middle is really funny. Somebody's shoes are going to pay for this humiliation he is thinking.

Hi Shirley, that is a pretty planter. I want one. and Thank you for the Happy Fourth.

Hi Ylee, glad you have "the vision" today. Hope you got some time to enjoy the Fourth.

Hi Sandi, I do wonder if they think the pavement is some odd type of water. As hot as it was I was puzzled to see them all sitting on it. Most of them stood up when we got the car near enough for a phone photo.
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29. sandiquiz
11:23 AM GMT on July 05, 2014
Hope you had a lovely 4th of July :)

Your ducks in the car park...I wonder if they saw the grey as water? A family of young swans landed on a busy motorway here last week! It caused traffic chaos!
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28. Ylee
11:51 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
I can see your pics! At least today, maybe not tomorrow, lol! Hope you're having a good 4th!
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27. WeatherWise
9:51 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Hi GG Hope your 4th has been great!

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26. palmettobug53
3:39 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy Fourth, GG!

WOW... Houston is a BIG place!

Well, it IS Texas! lol
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25. calpoppy
3:35 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy 4th!!

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24. WatchinTheSky
6:22 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
That photo reminded me of a video from a few days ago , just a few ducks on a road! One might think they would just fly to where ever they are going..

Big BBQ tomorrow?


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23. GardenGrrl
3:03 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Was at the mall getting new shoes. When we left I saw the strangest thing. Apparently my area is so suburban even the ducks hang out in the mall parking lot for lack of things to do.



Hi Mike, stock wise if one could pick a renewable energy company that won't go out of business before that boom hits, it will be the next Google, Microsoft, Xerox, etc stock in a few years. Get that dart board out and magic eightball with some cash you would of spent at starbucks and find that company while it is still a penny stock.

Hi Data, I actually have to repeat that to myself before I blurt something out. Although sometimes the blurt just busts through anyways.
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22. DataPilot
8:12 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Am pleased to say that I am still mostly following my New Years resolution of meditating and trying to never miss a chance to keep my mouth shut.

I gotta remember that, especially the part about keeping one's mouth shut. That's a much better option than gagging on my foot, which seems to be my specialty as of late.
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21. clearlakemike
5:27 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Great to hear about the greening going on in Houston, GG. I have spent some time in the past in Houston and "green" didn't come to mind. But it has the potential to be a leader in a new age of a less polluting more fossil fuel-free world. If the powers to be come to their senses about the changing paradigm. The big oil/energy companies are there. They need to start investing in cleaner renewable sources. Time is running out. A lot of their investors are starting to get restless and are beginning to divest.

Houston would be a great cycling city! It is so flat.
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20. GardenGrrl
5:07 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Good Morning All, we are halfway through the year. Time is going turbo these days. Am pleased to say that I am still mostly following my New Years resolution of meditating and trying to never miss a chance to keep my mouth shut.

Hi Tony, dang but you all are getting some serious rain. Glad it is only a small amount in your basement.

Calpoppy, sounds a lot like Texas. Very hot here too. 93f and still hanging out on the porch? Ya'll are tough.

Hi Carol, yeah let's hope it is another slow cane season.

WTS, I do believe three white Yetis are indeed lucky. The question remains, are they lucky themselves or do they bring luck. Tune in at the end of July and we will find out.

Hi Shirley, thanks for the rabbits. Nice to have them come by as originals.

Prose, Hi Prose, natural fireworks, the rabbits will appreciate that as will the rest of nature. Thanks.
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19. Proserpina
11:03 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
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18. WeatherWise
6:40 PM GMT on July 01, 2014



Happy Summer GG!



Happy Summer to you!

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17. WatchinTheSky
5:06 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Three fuzzy white yetis to you GG!! (Is that extra good luck?) Have you named your porch possum yet? ;D
Yikes, cal - that's pretty (should I say awful?) warm for 7:30PM! But you were cool while we had a hot early summer, now we are switched a bit
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16. carolinagal
2:32 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Hello and white rabbits! Thanks for the greetings on my blog. I do hope July will allow me some WU time - for "good" reasons, like visiting blogs & not for watching 'canes.
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15. calpoppy
1:41 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Every year around this time, when Mr. P are out sitting on the patio in the late afternoon the talk is about moving to a cooler summer area! But fall, winter and spring we think how much we love it here, then if someone walks up and offers us a bundle of money there my be another place .....

It was 93 at 7:30 PM :((
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14. plapman
11:03 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Good morning GardenGrrl.
The rain isn't over yet.
There's more in the forecast today and next weekend.
I'm high and dry here with just a 1/4 shop vac sucked up from my basement.
Enjoy your day while we wade through Canada Day.
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13. GardenGrrl
10:22 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Ever wake up having a flailing robot morning? You know, all the stuff you do in sleep foggy auto pilot but this time it's like the gyro scope is a bit off. Now your lumbering and lurching out of sequence, knocking things over and wondering why the tooth paste tastes like hand cream.

Hi Sandi, Generic but heartfelt "White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!" AND don't you have a birthday tomorrow?

Hi WTS, of course we tend go where things are most familiar. No one moves from their "home" unless there are reasons like love or economics. I often wonder why people who came from dirty cruddy areas to a nicer area bring the cruddy with them. Kind of like the porch possum. It likes my porch but I imagine it wants to do some "updating" to make it more like a possum home.
Then no matter where we go we always bring who we are. Sometimes, if one cannot leave a place they are not thrilled with they just have to find a way to be more thrilled with their self. Ohhhhkay I need another cup of coffee.
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12. sandiquiz
7:02 AM GMT on July 01, 2014


Wishing you a very happy Month of July :)
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11. WatchinTheSky
5:16 PM GMT on June 30, 2014
Oh, those darn Yankees ;) The grass is always greener somewhere else. That grass may be economic, ecologic, entertainment, heck, it might just be grass! But funny how people move somewhere but want to remake it as where they moved from.

Gotta watch out for them possums - give 'em an inch (porch), and they move into the spare room!!
Not supposed to be 79 at 5:00AM!
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10. GardenGrrl
10:02 AM GMT on June 30, 2014
Good Morning, it is going to be warm here as it is already 79f. Was surprised by a possum on the porch this morning. It stared at Roxie. Roxie stared at the possum. Finally it turned away and shuffled down the stairs. Yeah, I know, Roxie and I are so imposing lol.

Thankfully for you all it's a working morning so I can't get into any pontifications about economics, lawsuits and green thinking.

Hi Jane, you are not missing anything via Dallas. Chicago has better restaurants. Invite your cousin up there.

Hi WTS, sometimes lawyers and economics can spur business into doing the right thing. Also, for a city it makes sense to attract an upwardly mobile tax base back into the city from the suburbs by making it fun to live in the city again.

Hi Sandi, you really did pick well with MK. High ground and recycling projects are great things to look for in real estate. Generally, the more eco conscious an area, the higher the education of the populace and slightly lower crime rates.

Hi Calpoppy, your right, green really is some of that dirty liberal talk. Fortunately, (oh this is going to piss some people off), a lot of yankees are moving down here for work and want some where nice to live.
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9. calpoppy
9:39 PM GMT on June 29, 2014
It is hard for me to wrap my head around a city in Texas being 'green', LOL! That be liberal talk!

It is great to see cities changing their image. Detroit may make a turn about soon, they are sure working hard on that neglected city.

Love the clouds, those white puffy clouds are my favorite!
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