Nestled in Houston, I found out there are a lot of parks… and I do mean a lot, which is surprising for a big city. In my home town, there isn’t any big trails or huge parks like the ones in Austin, Tomball, or Houston. But that’s beside’s the point, (it has some good qualities though…) Driving to Houston, I got many recommendations to go to Buffalo Bayou and check out the scenery as well as go for a run. It didn’t disappoint.
Though traffic took most of the time away (mostly due to construction, but it happens), I was still glad to be able to see just a glimpse of this beautiful park, as well as take some really nice pictures, and meet different people. This place looks promising to go on a long run or to go for a walk and get some exercise. Not only that, but it also has some neat spots for picnics and for families with kids.
The park was nice, there were people kayaki and canoeing on the river, dog owners running and walking with their pups, some runners and bicyclist enjoying the daily stroll and exercise, families soaking up the sun, and even some people just enjoying the scenery, like myself. Overall, I didn’t feel alone or stood out, in fact, I fell at ease. And though the city is roaring with life, and people weren’t overreacting when they said it was a big city. I planned terribly and didn’t take into account how far away some of my destinations where or how much traffic there was, to go see all of them. However, even though I didn’t get to see everything I wanted, and take pictures of everything, my decision to stop by and see a bit of Houston, was honestly a great idea. Even if I had to put Galveston on hold, I wasn’t disappointed with what I saw. Buildings towered over the city, looking out of place when we were in the park. The more I walked, the more I would think I left Houston and ventured off to a different land; my fascination with greenery and outdoors was cured only a fraction with all of the sights. I fell in love with the park over and over again, with every click, there was a smile on my face, taking in the scenery and trying to capture it all. After all, “Pictures or it didn’t happen” tends to be my motto lately.
The lush green grass and trees around the area made the walk and exercise very relaxing, and though there were spots where there was no shade, it was still a great experience. Plus, I got some great pictures too. So overall, Buffalo Bayou, was a nice and relaxing place to go, even if I had to drive about 45 mins to see it. I’m tempted to drive the five hours plus just to go finish exploring this beautiful park. Hopefully, next time I can actually be able to see more than just a glimpse of this beautiful place, along with all other great spots in Houston.
What are some MUST see places and sights to behold in Houston, Texas, that you recommend.