katy tx: Reflections of Life in Katy TX - 10/16/16 02:55 AM
Reflections of Life in Katy TX 
Many folks like pictures of sunrises, sunsets, mountains, water and scenic views. In addition to that list I really like reflection pictures. Below are a few of these pictures I recently took in Katy, TX. I have become much more aware of picture opportunities since I started posting on platforms such as Active Rain. Have a great Sunday...
 

If you are looking for a family oriented and pet friendly neighborhood and want/need a local Katy Real Estate Expert contact me and let us get started on your journey to living the luxurious lifestyle dream in Katy … (13 comments)

katy tx: Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo - 10/11/16 06:04 AM
Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo 
The Houston Zoo is hosting Zoo Boo during specific days during October which is designed to be a family friendly event. The Zoo inviting all little ghosts, ghouls and goblins to come to the Zoo to celebrate Halloween. The Zoo encourages all children to come dressed in their scariest or prettiest Halloween costumes. Bring along trick or treat bags.
 
Zoo Boo is being held on Fridays October 14, 21 and 28 from 9 AM till 1 PM : Weekends October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 from 9 AM until 4 PM and of course on Halloween … (15 comments)

katy tx: Home Seller Tip #4 - Backyard Appearance Should Create a Positive Vibe - 10/10/16 05:22 AM
Home Seller Tip #4 - Backyard Appearance Should Create a Positive Vibe This is the Fourth post in my series of home selling tips which are aimed to be short in length and cover items which are many times overlooked by sellers and/or agents. See list of prior seller tip posts with links at bottom of this post. The backyard appearance should not be ignored or forgotten about by sellers.
 
I have seen on several occasions homes for sale in Katy and the surrounding areas where the backyard was a total or semi mess. Many times it is just junk left lying … (10 comments)

katy tx: It Must be Christmas Time during October in Katy TX - 10/09/16 04:03 AM
It Must be Christmas Time during October in Katy TX 
Last Sunday October 2, 2016 I was in Costco Katy TX to find there were numerous Christmas decorations and gifts already displayed for sale. I had to shake my head as we have not even got past Halloween yet and but we are already getting polluted with Christmas stuff. Frankly the Halloween decorations were few and far between.
 
I had been in Costco the previous Sunday and there were just a couple of Christmas items for sale. Don’t get the wrong idea as I like shopping at Costco in spite of all … (14 comments)

katy tx: Today is Red Shirt Fridays - Are You Wearing a Red Shirt? - 10/07/16 05:41 AM
Today is Red Shirt Fridays - Are You Wearing a Red Shirt?  
There is a group named RedShirt Fridays whose basic mission is to support our service men and women by wearing a red shirt on Fridays. I just became aware of this group in the last few days. I am wearing a red shirt here in Katy TX today in support of all of our current service men and women and all of our Veterans.
 
Red Shirt Fridays is not a political organization at all. They want all folks to become aware of their support for our service men and … (19 comments)

katy tx: My September 2016 Housing Newsletter - 10/06/16 04:58 AM
My September 2016 Housing Newsletter
 
Below is a link to my September 2016 edition of my Housing Trends E-Newsletter which will be sent out to my current, former and potential clients in the near future. Please take the time to view and read sections of interest. If you have any questions concerning the Katy TX and surrounding areas contact me and let us get started finding you a home in this area so you and your family can start living the Dream in Katy.
 
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katy tx: We Slept on a Sailboat Saturday Night - 10/05/16 05:58 AM
We Slept on a Sailboat Saturday Night 
This past Saturday evening, being October 1 2016, we had the pleasure to spend the night on a sailboat docked on Galveston Bay at a slip in the Houston Yacht Club located in Shoreacres TX.  Our friend owns a 38 ft. Beneteau sailboat and this was a first for both Yolanda and I sleeping on a sailboat. We have been on cruise ships before where we slept but not a sail or motor boat overnight.
 
Last week I published a post “Living the Dream in Katy TX” and I had included one of numerous advantages … (15 comments)

katy tx: September Marked My Working Out Anniversary in Katy TX - 10/04/16 04:56 AM
September Marked My Working Out Anniversary in Katy TX 
Sometime during middle of September 2016 marked the three year anniversary of me working out on a regular basis here in Katy TX. I decided back September 2013 to begin the workout journey and have constantly followed this path ever since then. We go to Life Time Fitness which is a 5 minute or less drive from our home in Katy.
 
I am not writing this post to brag but I am proud of myself for staying the course and not giving in to becoming  an unfit couch potato once again. I hope … (15 comments)

katy tx: Fulshear Run Hosting First Farm & Vineyard Faire October 8, 2016 - 10/03/16 05:37 AM
Fulshear Run Hosting First Farm & Vineyard Faire October 8, 2016 
The Fulshear Run community is hosting the first Farm & Vineyard Faire on Saturday October 8, 2016 from 2 PM until 5 PM. This event is being billed as one for lovers of food and wine. Attendees will get to enjoy tasty fare, fine wines and locally produced craft beers. Several Top rated Chefs will be presenting unique tastings of their gourmet foods which are prepared with only the freshest ingredients.
 
Excellent wines and craft beers will be paired with the food selections. In addition there will be cooking demonstrations, entertainment … (8 comments)

katy tx: Saturday Shopping - Trader Joe’s Katy TX - 10/02/16 02:59 AM
Saturday Shopping - Trader Joe’s Katy TX 
One of my favorite places to visit and shop is Trader Joe’s (TJ’s) in Katy TX. I usually go on weekend as I do not have time to visit during any given week. Yesterday I went as I had specific items to purchase for a Sunday dinner.
 
October is Pumpkin Month at TJ’s as all  month long they feature numerous products containing pumpkin. The fact is TJ’s features something special every month. Just a few of the Pumpkin items include Pumpkin bread mix, honey roasted Pumpkin Ravioli, organic Pumpkin Spice Granola bark, and list goes … (18 comments)

katy tx: Living the Dream in Katy TX - 09/28/16 05:10 AM
Living the Dream in Katy TX 
There are numerous reasons why folks fall in love with Katy and love to live in Katy, TX. plus why they are living the American Dream!  Katy is made up of old or historic Katy which is a old city dating back to the 1890’s and  a very large unincorporated geographic area made up of numerous family oriented neighborhoods. As a generality Katy and the surrounding areas are approximately 25-35 miles west of Downtown Houston depending on where exactly you live. This area is spread out and miles of distance lose the stigma of being too … (12 comments)

katy tx: Rice Harvest Festival Parade 2016 in Katy Texas - 09/27/16 05:16 AM
Rice Harvest Festival Parade 2016 in Katy Texas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Above picture taken by and copyrighted by Bob Gilbert with all rights reserved.
 
Prior to the actual Katy Rice Harvest Festival, a Rice Harvest Festival Parade will take place that features bands, classic cars, several floats, local Katy Texas schools, youth organizations, local churches and large crowds of people while it proceeds through numerous blocks of Old or Historic Katy TX. This is annual event that precedes the actual festival by approximately one week. The parade will be held on Saturday October 1, 2016 beginning at 10 AM in downtown Katy Texas. The actual lineup … (19 comments)

katy tx: Almost Speechless Sunday - Antique Phone - 09/25/16 03:30 AM
Almost Speechless Sunday - Antique Phone 
 
This antique phone is located in our friend’s Condo in New York City. The phone still is operational and is connected to a direct line to the reception desk. I like antiques of just about any nature and especially old phones or phone booths.
 
If you are looking for a family oriented and pet friendly neighborhood and want/need a local Katy Real Estate Expert contact me and let us get started on your journey to living the luxurious lifestyle dream in Katy TX. Katy has excellent schools plus Katy has something of interest for virtually for … (23 comments)

katy tx: South West International In-Water Boat Show on Clear Lake - 09/23/16 05:11 AM
South West International In-Water Boat Show on Clear Lake 
The South West International Boat Show is being held at South Shore Harbour Marina starting on Friday September  23, 2016 and lasting through Sunday September 25, 2016. The show is in the water and Promoters are stating this is the largest in-water Boat Show of both power and sailboats in the southwestern USA. The show includes a mixture of brand new boats and pre-owned boats. South Shore Harbour is located on Clear Lake and features both freshwater and saltwater boats These boats are ready to be boarded for attendees viewing pleasure.
 
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katy tx: Chirp, Chirp, Chirp.. said the Smoke Detector at 3 AM - 09/22/16 04:56 AM
Chirp, Chirp, Chirp.. said the Smoke Detector at 3 AM  
Yes indeed we were awaken this morning at about 3 AM in Katy TX to the very unpleasant sound of a fire/smoke detector telling us its battery needed to be replaced. We guts it out as Yolanda did not tell me to get up and shut off that horrible noise. I did get up at 5:30 AM to workout. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out which of 10 or so detectors we have was the culprit this time. I cancelled my workout plans as time slipped away … (31 comments)

katy tx: Annual Triathlon being held at Firethorne Katy TX - 09/20/16 05:50 AM
Annual Triathlon being held at Firethorne Katy TX   
The 24th Annual Katy Triathlon will be hosted once again by the Katy Rotary Club. The event will be held in and around the Firethorne neighborhood in Katy Texas and  will take place on Sunday October 2,2016 with the starting time at 7:00 AM.
 
Firethorne is a Master Planned Community located on FM 1463 about 2-3 miles south of I-10 and this event has been held in Firethorne for the last several years. I have written blogs about this Triathlon in the past as it is a huge local event where all the proceeds … (10 comments)

katy tx: Photowalking in Grand Lakes Katy TX #2 - 09/18/16 07:42 AM
Photowalking in Grand Lakes Katy TX #2 
I read our friend Roy Kelley 's post last weekend suggesting an excellent way to end the week is post a picture from your photowalking in your neighborhood of flowers. Roy always has wise suggestions and I thought if I got the opportunity I would do just what he suggested. I am sort of watching the Broncos and Colts play ( go Broncos) and ready to call it a day for the internet. I have to get gas at Costco and start dinner.
 
 



Good night!

Photowalking in Grand Lakes Katy TX #2 
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katy tx: Almost Speechless Sunday - Central Park NYC - 09/18/16 02:13 AM
Almost Speechless Sunday - Central Park NYC 
Central Park in New York City is a large, unique and fascinating place to visit and experience. Everything in the park is recorded and is there for a good reason. This recent trip we saw several sections of the Park we had never had the opportunity to see in the past. I know there is a lot more to enjoy as there are so many cool things to observe. Below are a few pictures of the numerous I took during our visit.
 

 


 
 
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katy tx: Almost Wordless Wednesday - Clouds in Katy TX #2 - 09/14/16 05:18 AM
Almost Wordless Wednesday - Clouds in Katy TX #2 
I really like pictures of the sky, clouds,sunrises, sunsets water shots and mountain views. I took the below picture this week in Katy and I really appreciate the colors as we usually do not have this type of color shown in the skies of Katy TX and with a reflection off the water.
 
 
 
 
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katy tx: Home Buyers - Don’t Forget To Get Home Inspected - 09/12/16 04:44 AM
 
 
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