Monday, November 10, 2014


Saturday, November 8 – It was so nice to read so many comments about our first volksmarching. We thought we would give our readers just a bit more information about it. All information is taken directly from the AVA website.
What is Volkssporting? Volkssporting started in Germany and simply defined, is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. You may choose your time to start within the start/finish “window” and participate in the sport at your own pace. Walking is also called “volksmarching” in Germany.

The trail around and through the Park is full of Old Oak trees. They are beautiful.

 Carrie and Paul

This is as wild as it got.


There are  44 pieces of municipal art in the Park. We will visit more of them on our next walk.

The Miller Outdoor Theatre is an open-air theatre where one can listen to a concert or watch a play while picnicking in the park. It is family friendly and always FREE! There is seating under the covered area, and yes, it is free too! We picked up a schedule and saw a range of events from Godspell to Journey Through China (performed by Chinese dancers) to Swing, Jive & Pop! Intro Dance. There is something going on at least 12-15 days out of the month.


The Japanese Garden was built to symbolize the friendship between the United States and Japan, and to recognize Houston's thriving Japanese community. The garden is built on 5 acres and combines a traditional Japanese Garden design with a touch of Texas.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

McGovern Lake with its paddle boats.McGovern Lake

Reflection pool
Reflection pool

There is even a café…Pinewood Café. Pinewood Cafe

What an magnificent park for the people of Houston to have and enjoy. As a matter of fact, we decided another walk is needed to see many of the things we missed. We are looking forward to our next volksmarching.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!