Local Comfort Foods We Recommend

The latest issue of “Houstonia Magazine”  (http://www.houstoniamag.com/issues/current) includes a wonderful article all about comfort food!  Maybe it’s the fact that there is still a chill in the air or maybe it’s that we really love macaroni and cheese, but this article really spoke to us.  comfortfoods

As a newcomer, it never hurts to know the local scoop on where to go to get the best of what you like to eat.  We’ve summarized Houstonia’s best of the best below. Additionally, you will note a “WRG Recommends” for places that we love and are close by.  We also enlisted the help of a local foodie friend at www.facebook.com/ichewandreview

Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to explore…let us know if you find something you really love!

Chicken-Fried Steak
Beaver’s * 2310 Decatur Street * www.beavershouston.com
Frank’s Americana Revival * 3736 Westheimer Road * www.frankshouston.com
Goodson’s Café * 27931 Business Hwy. 249, Tomball * www.goodsonscafetomball.com
Mel’s Country Café * 24814 Stanolind Road, Tomball * www.melscountrycafe.com
Triple A * 2526 Airline Drive * www.triplearestaurant.com
WRG Recommends * Republic Grille * 4775 W. Panther Creek, Suite 490 * www.therepublicgrille.com * for Chicken-Fried Chicken!

Fancy Mac ‘N’ Cheese
BRC Gastropub * 519 Shepherd Drive * www.brcgastropub.com
Jonathan’s the Rub * 9061 Gaylord Street * www.jonathanstherub.com
Jus’ Mac * Multiple Locations * www.jusmac.com
Max’s Wine Dive * Multiple Locations * www.maxswinedive.com
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar * 1050 Studewood Street * www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com
WRG Recommends * The Refuge Bar & Bistro * 24 Waterway Avenue * www.refugeinthewoodlands.com * for Baked Mac & Cheese Pot Pie!

Chili
Goode’s Armadillo Palace * 5015 Kirby Drive * www.goodecompany.com
JCI Grill * Multiple Locations * www.jamesconeyisland.com

WRG Recommends * Fielding’s Wood Grill * 1699 Research Forest * www.fieldings.com *

Fried Chicken
Frenchy’s * Mulitple Locations * www.frenchyschicken.com
Barbecue Inn * 116 W. Crosstimbers Road * www.thebarbecueinn.com
Frank’s Americana Revival * 3736 Westheimer Road * www.frankshouston.com
Punk’s Simple Southern Food * 5212 Morningside Drive * www.punkssimplesouthernfood.com
Lucille’s * 5512 La Branch Street * www.lucilleshouston.com

WRG Recommends * Mel’s Country Cafe * 24814 Stanolind Road, Tomball * www.melscountrycafe.com *

Diners
City Café * 513 College Avenue, South Houston * 713-944-3710
Dot Coffee Shop * 7006 I-45S at Woodbridge * www.pappas.com/restaurants/dot-coffee-shop
Frank’s Grill * 1915 Mangum Road * 713-682-8221
Lola * 1102 Yale Street * www.eatlola.com
Telwink * 4318 Telephone Road * www.telwink.com

WRG Recommends * Magnolia Diner * 18423 FM 1488 Rd #G, Magnolia * www.magnoliadiner.com *

Grilled Cheese
Ladybird * food truck * www.ladybirdfoodtruck.com
Shepherd Park Draught House * 3402 N. Shepherd Drive * www.shepherdparktx.com
The Golden Grill * food truck * www.goldengrillhtx.com
Max’s Wine Dive * Multiple Locations * www.maxswinedive.com

WRG Recommends * GenuWine Tasting Room * 6503 FM 1488, #401, Magnolia * www.mygenuwine.com * for Gluttonous Grilled Cheese!

Kid Comfort
Avalon Diner * Multiple Locations * www.avalondiner.com
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar * 1050 Studewood Street * www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com
Natachee’s * 3622 Main Street * www.natachees.com
WRG Recommends * Jax Burgers Fries & Shakes * 32823 FM 2978 Rd
Magnolia *
www.jaxburgers.com * It’s hard to go wrong with burgers, hot dogs, fries and amazing milk shakes!

Chicken & Waffles
The Original Timmy Chan * 2360 S. Loop West * 713-512-8888
The Breakfast Klub * 3711 Travis Street * www.thebreakfastklub.com
WRG Recommends * Uncle Wankies Restaurant * 4660 Louetta Road, Spring * 832-663-5437 *

Chicken & Dumplings
Cleburne Cafeteria * 3606 Bissonnet Street * www.cleburnecafeteria.com
This Is It * 2712 Blodgett Street * www.houstonthisisit.com
WRG Recommends * Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen * 9595 Six Pines Dr., Ste. 1120 * www.schillecis.com *

Shrimp ‘n’ Grits
Brennan;s of Houston * 3300 Smith Street * www.brennanshouston.com
Ouisie’s Table * 3939 San Felipe Street * www.ouisiestable.com
WRG Recommends * Republic Grille * 4775 W. Panther Creek, Suite 490 * www.therepublicgrille.com *

Pancakes & Syrup
Fountain View Café * 1842 Fountain View Drive * www.fountain-view-cafe.com
The Buffalo Grille * Multiple Locations * www.thebuffalogrille.com
WRG Recommends * Black Walnut Café * 9000 New Trails Drive * www.blackwalnutcafe.com * for Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Biscuits & Gravy
BRC Gastropub * 519 Shepherd Drive * www.brcgastropub.com
Lankford Grocery * 88 Dennis Street * www.lankfordgrocery.com
WRG Recommends * The Toasted Yolk Cafe * 2129 West Davis, Suite C, Conroe * www.thetoastedyolk.com *

Bayou City Pie
House of Pies * Multiple Locations * www.houseofpies.com * Ask for Bayou Goo
The Chocolate Bar * Multiple Locations * www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com * Ask for Bayou City Mud Pie
WRG Recommends * Try your own! * http://www.examiner.com/article/bayou-city-mud-pie-recipe

Have a great week, and happy eating!

Amy McLaughlin Personal Concierge and Blog Contributor

Amy McLaughlin
Personal Concierge and
Blog Contributor

 

2015 Annual Woodlands Events

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As I’m sure you all know by now, The Woodlands has some pretty amazing events throughout the year…many of which ARE FREE! It can sometimes be hard to find all the great happenings going on around town in one place. So, we pulled some resources together and came up with a calendar highlighting some major events.

We also included some helpful links to different types of calendars that may be of interest to you as well.  For instance, the concert in the park Spring series is always a popular hang-out spot, and thereConcert-in-the-Park are several different dates both on Market Street and in Northshore Park. We suggest a couple of outdoor chairs, some snacks, and a bottle of wine to make it a perfect spring evening at the park

As a side note, last week, we attended the annual Mom Expo at Legends Sports Complex.  Hopefully, some of you had a chance to check it out, but if not you’re in luck! We were there!  So, look for a great “OnLocation” video coming soon to a computer or mobile screen near you.

Below is a list, by month, of some of the major events going on, and don’t forget to check out the links at the end.

monthsCalendar of Major Events in The Woodlands 

February        

9              Valentine’s Week in The Woodlands
http://www.woodlandsonline.com/evps/
Check out this calendar to see what’s going on.

21           Annual Touch A Truck
http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/5596
Fun event for kids!!!

28           The Woodlands Marathon
http://thewoodlandsmarathon.com/
Look for lots of road closures!

March

7-8          Annual Spring Home & Garden Show at the Waterway Marriott
http://www.woodlandsshows.com/     

14           Arts in the Park at Rob Fleming Park
http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?nid=311
Another fun AND FREE event for all ages!

 21           Texas Music Throwdown benefitting Texas Wounded Warriors
http://txmusicthrowdown.com/

 28           CrawPHish Festival in Town Green
http://woodlandscrawfish.com/
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

 28           Creekwood Fishing Derby
Click here for more info and registration
Bring your poles – they’ll supply the bait!

April                     

4              Muddy Trails Bash in Creekside Park
http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=454

 10-12     Waterway Arts Festival
http://www.woodlandsartsfestival.com/info.festival.asp
This one is a major event in The Woodlands!

May                      

2              CB&I Triathlon SOLD OUT!
http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=306
Look for lots of road closures!

9              Health and Wellness Expo at Legends Sports Complex
http://www.woodlandsonline.com/evps/evitem.cfm?evid=81467

 16           Ironman Texas
http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas.aspx#axzz3RGUWt960
This is a huge event for The Woodlands – many tourists, fun things to do around town, and amazing athletic displays.  Look for MAJOR road closures and delays!

June                     

1-7          Food & Wine Week presented by HEB
http://www.wineandfoodweek.com/Home.shtml
Great event here in The Woodlands!

July                       

TBA        Red, Hot & Blue Festival Date not yet announced
July 4th is one of the best holidays in The Woodlands – look for MANY, MANY events!

August         TBA       

September   TBA 

October              

10           Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas
http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/?nid=298
Look for road closures!

 November         

TBA        The Woodlands Children’s Festival Date not yet announced

 26           GE Run through the Woods – Thanksgiving Day
https://www.facebook.com/pages/GE-Run-Thru-The-Woods/107637589285856

December          

TBA        Look for events and activities in a special holiday calendar coming up in October!

Links to Area Calendars and Schedules:
The Woodlands Township General Calendar http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/calendar.aspx
Concerts in the Park Spring Series http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=418
Farmer’s Market in Grogan’s Mill
http://www.grogansmillvillage.com/fm_about.htm
Kids Nights Out Themes and Dates http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4043
Market Street Events http://www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com/events/
Dosey Doe Music Café Events http://www.doseydoe.com/upload/upcoming-eventsbb.pdf
Spring Break Activities http://woodlandsevents.com/spring/spring-break
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Schedule http://www.rodeohouston.com/
Pavilion Concert Schedule http://www.woodlandscenter.org/
Woodlands Online http://www.woodlandsonline.com/evps/
Woodlands Events http://woodlandsevents.com/
EventBrite for The Woodlands https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tx–the-woodlands/events/?crt=regular&page=4&radius=250.090909813&slat=30.1658&slng=-95.4613&sort=date&vp_ne_lat=30.2858&vp_ne_lng=-95.3413&vp_sw_lat=30.0458&vp_sw_lng=-95.5813

Have a great weekend!

Julie Adcock Woodlands Relo Group Operations Manager

Julie Adcock
Woodlands Relo Group
Business Development/ Blog Contributor

 

Valentine’s Ideas in The Woodlands

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It’s Valentine’s Week…what are you doing?

Fancy dinner reservations? Flowers? Weekend get-away? Perhaps, a little blue box purchase? Or, are you more of a box of chocolates and funny card from Walgreens kind of person?

We wanted to give you a few ideas on how to make this “Hallmark Holiday” – I mean Valentine’s Day – special for you and your loved ones. Single or married, children or no children – there is definitely something fun to do for Valentine’s in The Woodlands!

 

Special Events:
Feb 7 – 16th Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance – a great and memorable event! http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1613

Feb 10 – Kids Night Out – a fun night for children ages 4 – 10 at Bear Branch Park http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=3577&day=13&month=2&year=2015&calType=0

Feb 13 – Show Your Love for CASA of Montgomery County – Cru Wine Bar Wine Tasting http://casaspeaks4kids.com/?s=wine+tasting

Feb 13 – Love is in the Air – Valentine’s Date Night at Pinot’s Palette http://www.pinotspalette.com/Woodlands/Class/41292

Feb 13 – 15 – Horse and Carriage Rides at Market Street https://www.facebook.com/platinumcarriage

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND CARRIAGE RIDE SCHEDULE

~Friday Feb. 13th 6:30pm-9pm
*All rides w/ package options require a deposit & must be reserved by Thursday Feb. 12th @ noon
~Saturday Feb. 14th 5pm-9pm
*All rides w/ package options require a deposit & must be reserved by Thursday Feb. 12th @ noon
~Sunday Feb. 15th RESERVATION ONLY
*reservations for Sunday must be made by Friday the 13th @ noon.
*if we do not receive any reservations for Sunday within the posted time frame we will not have a carriage operating that night.
~PRICES & PACKAGES~
*Short rides- $25 couple includes a single rose
*15min. ride- $35 couple includes single rose
*Sweet Treat package- (15min)$50 couple includes 3 chocolate covered strawberries,3 roses all festively packaged.
*Gold package-(15min)$65 couple includes 1 mini bottle of chilled sparkling cider,2 flutes,3 roses,5 chocolate covered strawberries, all festively packaged.
*Platinum package-(30min)$200 couple on large carriage only. Includes a chilled bottle of sparkling cider in a clear ice bucket w/ floating lights,2 flutes,3 chocolate covered strawberries,2 gourmet cupcakes,a special surprise &
**Please email to make a Reservation platinumcarriageco@yahoo.com** platinumcarriageco@yahoo.com platinumcarriageco@yahoo.com

Feb 13 – Can Buy Me Love – Dinner Theater at Stonebridge Church with comedian, Rich Praytor http://gostonebridge.com/vdt

Feb 14 Love and Wine for Valentine’s – Genuwine Tasting Room http://www.mygenuwine.com/love-wine-valentines/

Feb 14 Painting with a Twist – 2 Eventshttp://www.paintingwithatwist.com/woodlands/calendar/

Fine Dining Venues: Make reservations!!!
Hubble & Hudson – 281- 203-5641, Special Valentine’s Day Menu – http://hubbellandhudson.com/wp-content/uploads/2015_VDayMenuHandout.pdf

Kirby’s – 281-362-1121, Valentine’s Special – http://kirbyssteakhouse.com/celebrate-valentines-kirbys-steakhouse/

Flemings – 281-362-0103, Menu – https://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/menus/

Perry’s – 281-362-0569, Menu & Other Info http://www.perryssteakhouse.com/menu-locations/houston/the-woodlands/#bar79-entertainment

Amerigo’s – 281 362-0808, Valentine’s Day Special – http://www.amerigos.com/valentines

Robard’s Steakhouse – 281-364-6400, Menu – http://www.robardssteakhouse.com/the_menu/

Florists in the Area:
The Blooming Idea
(281) 292-4546
http://www.thebloomingideaevents.com/about-us

The Woodlands Flowers
281-363-4869
http://www.thewoodlandsflorist.net/

Top Florist
281-363-2222
http://www.topflorist.net/

Botanical Flowers
281-367-9638
http://www.woodlandsbotanicalflowers.com/

***Several grocery stores in the area have great flower arrangements as well***

Market Street HEB – http://www.heb.com/index.jsp
Kroger – (Kuykendahl south of Creekside Park) http://grocery.kroger.com/pd/stores/TX/Tomball/KROGER-117/7B44126067
Kroger – (Cochran’s Crossing) – https://www.kroger.com/

Walgreens Locations: (Yes, this meant tongue in cheek but HOPE IT HELPS!)
10 Locations in in and around The Woodlands! https://www.google.com/maps/search/the+woodlands+walgreens+locations/@30.1658207,-95.4612625,13z/data=!3m1!4b1

Special Gifts (Jewelry):
 Tiffany & Co – Located on Market Street, this timeless “little blue box” of a store is a great way to either get out of trouble or stay out of trouble! J http://www.tiffany.com/Locations/Store.aspx?StoreId=1038

James Avery – Located in The Woodlands Mall, you can find special, meaningful jewelry and gifts that she will love.  Order early though – they don’t keep a lot of stock! http://www.jamesavery.com/

Donoho’s Jewellers – Located on the perimeter of the mall across from Market Street, you will find high quality gifts for both men and women. http://www.donohos.com/

happy-valentines-day

Fun Day Trips or Weekend Get-Aways:

Here is a duplicate newsletter we sent a few months ago highlighting some great day trips around the area, some of which could turn into fun get-away weekends.

 BEAUMONT   (111 miles, 1 hr. 42 min.)

Fire Museum of Texas – (409) 880-3927
400 Walnut Street; www.firemuseumoftexas.org
This free museum houses a large collection of old fire engines, fire bells, buckets, badges and photographs from 1856 to present.    Also includes is a puppet theater and safety house.  Toys in the Fire Safety Activity Center teach visitors how to prevent and fight fires.

Gator Country Wildlife Adventure Park – (409) 794-WILD
21159 FM 365; www.gatorrescue.com
Visit Big Al, the largest alligator in captivity in the Lone Star State.  Other residents are 130 alligators, turtles, crocodiles, snakes, and lizards.  Feed the gators and hold the babies.

BELLVILLE   (59 miles, 1 hr. 21 min.)

Lavande – (713) 715-8392
9665 Loop Road; www.lavandetexas.com
Walk through fields of lavender, cut your own bundle, purchase lavender made products

Newman’s Castle and Bakery – (979) 865-9804
504 E. Main Street; www.newmanscastle.com
Visit a real castle with its own drawbridge.  Tours and parties are available.

BRENHAM   (67 miles, 1 hr. 22 min.)

Blue Bell Creameries – (800) 327-8135
1101 S. Blue Bell Road; www.bluebell.com
Weekday tours of the creameries with free samples of ice cream.

Historic Home Tours – (979) 836-1690
www.giddingsstonemansion.com
The Heritage Society of Washington County offers tours of 2 historic homes in the area; the Giddings Stone Mansion and the Giddings-Wilkin House Museum.  Built in 1843 and 1869 these homes have been restored and include original family heirlooms.

Horseshoe Junction – (979) 251-8701
2080 US 290 West; www.horseshoejunction.com
This is a great place for a carload of kids to work off some excess energy.  Park attractions include bumper boats, miniature golf, go-karts, laser tag, a 3-story climbing wall, and a video arcade.

BROOKSHIRE   (59 miles, 56 min.)

Dewberry Farm – (281) 934-3276
7705 FM 362; www.dewberryfarm.com
Kids will especially enjoy this fun-packed farm.  Climb a 12 foot hay mountain, ride the longest barrel train in Texas, pan for gems, shoot corn from cannons, rope a runaway calf, take a hayride, get lost in a maze, and feed some farm animals.  In the fall, enjoy a lighted pumpkin patch.

BRYAN COLLEGE STATION   (79 miles, 1 hr. 23 min.)

The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley – (979) 779-KIDS
111 E. 27th Street; www.cmbv.org
Interactive exhibits for kids of all ages.  For toddlers, Mrs. Giggly’s Garden and for older children, Build Your World with plastic pipes and other construction materials.

Gendron Homegrown – (979) 775-9500
6150 Zweifel Road, Bryan; www.eatwellguide.org
This farm offers a u-pick in the summer season for tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, and cucumbers.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum – (979) 691-4000
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas A&M campus; www.bushlibrary.tamu.edu
The Library contains memorabilia from the Bush presidency and replicas of former president’s offices on Air Force One and Camp David.  Special exhibits are hosted throughout the year.

CHAPPELL HILL   (55 miles, 1 hr. 11 min.)

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm – (979) 251-8114
2250 Dillard Road, Brenham; www.chappellhilllavender.com
Cut your own Lavender, collect recipes utilizing lavender, picnic in the gazebo and shop at the gift shop where lavender products abound.  In August, attend the annual Lavender and Wine Fest.

 

COLUMBUS   (95 miles, 1½ hr.)

Columbus Paddling Trail – (979) 732-3816 (local canoe rental) www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/inland/columbus/
Paddle or go tubing down the 6.5 mile inland trail on the Colorado River.

 

CONROE   (9.6 miles, 12 min.)

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County – (936) 539-6873
1506 I-45 North (located in Candy Cane Park); www.heritagemuseum.us
The museum features the history of Charles B. Stewart, first Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas, who designed the present-day Texas Lone star flag and the state seal of Texas.  Learn about his life and work and examine exhibits about the area’s history.

 

Conroe Aquatic Center Water Park – (936) 522-3930

1205 Callahan Avenue; www.cityofconroe.org/parks-and-recreation
The Aquatic Center includes a zero-depth, seasonal leisure pool featuring a graduated beach entry, an interactive play structure with water blasters, mini slides, a water curtain, and giant tipping bucket spilling 400 gallons of water periodically. The older recreational swimmer can enjoy two 22-foot slides enclosed for a speedy drop into a 4-foot pool of water.

Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm – (281) 572-1265
19531 Moorhead Road; www.moorheadsblueberryfarm.com
20 acre blueberry farm, pick your own at $2 a pound.  (Late May through mid-July)

 

Southern Empress Paddle Wheeler (Riverboat) – (936) 588-3000
7041 Kingston Cove Lane, (Sunset Harbor Resort at Seven Coves, Willis); www.southernempress.com
Boat is docked 8 mi. north of Conroe in Willis.  The Southern Empress is a replica of 19th century stern-wheeler riverboat.  Enjoy a relaxing ride, lunch/dinner, dancing.  Reservations required.

 

7-Acre Wood – (936) 890-2326
4401 N. Frazier Street; www.7acrewood.org
Visit the petting zoo, mini golf course, western play town, play fort, huge playground, gigantic sandbox, zip line, sand volleyball, horseshoes, kid sized rock wall and much more. The Concession serves the finest coffee, espresso coffee, and specialty drinks, goodies, and lunch. There is a French country style coffee lounge and courtyard with seating.  Birthday party packages are available.

 

GALVESTON   (80 miles, 1 hr. 11 min.)

Beach at Moody Gardens – (800) 582-4673
1 Hope Boulevard; www.moodygardens.com
Features white sand, blue lagoons, spas, a waterfall, and a children’s area.

 

Stewart Beach – (409) 765-5023
6th Street and Seawall Boulevard; www.galveston.com/stewartbeach/
Considered the best beach for families.  Special events include sand castle contests, volleyball tournaments, and other family friendly events.  Location includes a children’s play area, souvenir shop, snack bar, restrooms and showers.  Admission is $8 per car.

 

Galveston Island State Park – (409) 737-1222
14901 FM 3005; www.tpwd.state.tx.us
See wildlife, including birds, ducks, raccoons, marsh rabbits and armadillo.  Admission is $5 per person.

 

Bishop’s Palace – (409) 762-2475
1402 Broadway; www.galveston.com/bishopspalace
This ornate castle was built between 1886 and 1892.  Tour the castle museum and learn about the unique design and magnificent furnishings and décor, including a fireplace lined with pure silver.

Bolivar Ferry – (409) 795-2230
Galveston Ferry Landing; www.galveston.com/galvestonferry/
Ride one of the free diesel ferries from the east end of Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula and back.

 

Galveston Railroad Museum – (409) 765-5700
2602 Santa Fe Place; www.galvestonrrmuseum.com
Exhibits include the restored Santa Fe Depot and multimedia presentations on Galveston’s role in the railroad and shipping industries.  Nearly 3 dozen vintage railroad cars and steam engines sit on old tracks.  Walk through the People’s Gallery where models re-create the hustle and bustle of the old depots.

 

Lone Star Flight Museum – (409) 740-7722
2002 Terminal Drive (at Galveston’s Scholes International Airport); www.isfm.org
Learn about aviation’s glory days and view displays of restored vintage aircraft such as bombers, wartime (executive) aircraft and a Grumman Bearcat.

 

Moody Gardens – (800) 582-4673
1 Hope Boulevard; www.moodygardens.com
Moody Gardens is part hotel, part spa, and part convention center.  Find restaurants, an aquarium housed in a pyramid, IMAX 3-D and 4-D, golf course, a fun filled science Discovery Museum, Rain Forest Pyramid, Colonel Paddlewheel boat tours, special events, and festivals.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Water Park – (409) 770-9283
2109 Lockheed Road; www.schlitterbahn.com/gal
This water park has zones for every age and activities designed specifically for children.  To save money, you can bring your own cooler filled with drinks and snacks, but can also purchase food there.

Tours
Treasure Isle Tour Train
– (409) 221-0282 (1.5 hour of new and old Galveston)

Galveston Island Duck Tours (409) 621-4771 (tour of town by both land and water)

Galveston Historical Foundation Harbor Tours – (409) 765-1700 (tour the Texas Seaport Museum)

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat – (800) 582-4673 (triple-decker boat, narrated 45 min. tour around bay)

HEMPSTEAD   (44 miles, 1 hr.)

Liendo (Cotton) Plantation – (979) 826-3126
38653 Wyatt Chapel Road; www.liendo.org

Built in 1853 this is one of the state’s first cotton plantations.  Facing destruction after the civil War, General George A. Custer saved Liendo Plantation because he was impressed by its beauty.  It is now deemed a Texas Historic Landmark.  Open for tours on the first Saturdays of most months.

HOUSTON   (30 miles, 31 min.)
Children’s Museum of Houston – (713) 552-1138
1500 Binz; www.cmhouston.org

Houston Museum of Natural Science – (713) 639-4629
5555 Hermann Park Drive; www.hmns.org

The Health Museum – (713) 942-7054
1515 Hermann Drive; www.thehealthmuseum.org

Museum of Fine Arts Houston – (713) 639-7300
1001 Bissonnet Street; www.mfah.org

Space Center Houston – (281) 244-2100
1601 NASA Parkway; www.spacecenter.org

Downtown Aquarium – (713) 223-3474
410 Bagby Street; www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston

Houston Zoo – (713) 533-6500
6200 Hermann Park Drive; www.houstonzoo.org

Julie Adcock Woodlands Relo Group Operations Manager

Julie Adcock
Woodlands Relo Group
Business Development/Blog Contributor

 

WRG OnLocation

Let’s talk about a service we began providing back in November…

You may have been following our videos and reviews of local Onlocation Layoutbusinesses on our web page or YouTube channel.  But, chances are, you are not yet familiar with what we are calling “WRG OnLocation”. These are quick little videos that feature one of our team members reviewing and showing you (our audience) different locations and businesses around The Woodlands.

 

We are building a library of these reviews just for you! Here’s a quick little FAQ to help you get a better picture idea of what it is:

What is WRG OnLocation?

Video and Photo reviews and features of local businesses and events going on in the area.

Are they fun and entertaining or stiff and boring?

Ok, now this may be a question you might not have ever actually asked but I’m sure are wondering.  Honestly, OnLocation has stretched us a bit.  But, each video gets better and better!  They are set to fun music and feature film, photo, and a personal review. I don’t think we’re in danger of Hollywood calling anytime soon, but I happen to think they’re pretty entertaining!

Where can I find the videos?

They are posted on our web site: www.woodlandsrelogroup.com under the OnLocation tab http://woodlandsrelogroup.com/on_location.

You can also find them on our YouTube channel.  Subscribe to our channel, and you will get updates when we have uploaded new ones. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ymxHT85pUKu8bxzqI4fhw/feed

Who is in the videos?

Our concierge staff and other members of our team, including yours truly!

What if I want to know about somewhere that has not yet been featured?

ASK! We LOVE suggestions, and we LOVE doing these videos for you.  Send us out there to do your research for you!

Why have I not seen these before?

Well, that’s a great question.  We do send emails out when videos are available.  Sometimes, firewalls and SPAM filters send them to your junk mailbox if you are using your work address for our weekly updates.  All you have to do to get beyond that process is whitelist our email address. Do this even if you get our weekly updates.  We send the video emails out from another service that SPAM filters often pick up.

Can I receive them at a different email address?

Absolutely! Click here to change or add an email addresses or other contact info: http://app.bombbomb.com/app/form/?form_id=80ff5f72-cf8a-25ea-f2a6-59fcdd141059

Here’s a fun fact:  One of our recent videos we featured about Gino’s East was actually shared on Facebook by Gino’s East of Chicago.  They have 26,000 followers!  We were really excited about that oneJ Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZaewceoYls

I don’t think any of us will be up for “Reporter of Year”, but hopefully, we’re you’re getting to see some great places to visit and businesses to take advantage of here in The Woodlands!

Julie Adcock Woodlands Relo Group Operations Manager

Julie Adcock
Woodlands Relo Group
Business Development