Texas Road Trip
Gulf Coastal: Houston
To experience some natural aspects of Houston, I decided on the Houston Arboretum. There was a trail that lead me through meadows, a pond, forest, and wetland habitats. I saw many little things like frogs and birds, and even some fish.
From there I traveled to the Bayou Bend Gardens. I saw many statues, furnishings, ceramics, etc. This site is displayed in the former home of the philanthropist and civic leader Ima Hogg
Gulf Coastal: Winnsboro
North Central: Waco
North Central: Wichita Falls
Great Plains: Odessa
Great Plains: San Angelo
Mountains & Basins: El Paso
Next, I drove down to Concordia Cemetery to learn about the culture of El Paso. I found that there were many graves for "Buffalo Soldiers". They had been given there nickname by Native Americans because of the large fur coats they wore. A famous gunslinger named John Wesley Hardin is buried there, and so were two Mexican presidents. There is section of the cemetery where Chinese people are buried.
And on my way out of El Paso I decided to go to Franklin Mountains State Park. It's sort of a mountainous area mixed with a desert. On my hike up I saw some wildlife like lizards and butterflies. There were mostly shrubs and dead grass, but there were a few cacti on some of the mountains. Eventually I got to the point were there was snow, but not that much of it.