By Joan Johnson Let’s face it, we each have our priorities. Mine are different from most of my co-workers. They live vicariously through me when I travel out of the country or hold a balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade or do Marathon hoopla with my belly dance friends. I can’t say I really live…

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By Kelly Howard 1. Pick the event you want to complete. 2. Reality check — is it doable? 3. Get your gear in working order. 4. Create a schedule you can commit to. 5. Layout your gear and clothes the night before. 1. Decide the event you want to do. Whether it’s 5K, a sprint,…

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By Kelly Howard Amazing offerings from our bayou town Recently, we were discussing in the BCO office how easy it is for Houstonians to obtain healthy organic food. We thought it would be fun to pass on a few of our faves to our readers. Love the idea of guilt-free shopping and eating? Grab your…

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By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader Our fair city is filled with unknown treasures. New to Houston? Consider this a good start to a of Houston oddities and curiosities. Lived her forever? You might want to do a quick check to be sure you are well versed in obscure Houston haunts. 288 lakes (Update -…

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By Kelly Howard Anyone who has been around me for any period of time (usually something like 5 to 15 seconds) knows I love kayaking. Mostly, I want to find myself on moving whitewater rivers, somewhere as remote as possible. When I’m not on one of those rivers, you’ll find me on any body of…

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By Lee Vincent An oasis in west Texas San Solomon Springs has provided water for humans and animals for thousands of years. Native Americans also used the springs before explorers and settlers came to the area. In 1849, the springs were known as Mescalero Springs, for the Mescalero Apache who watered their horses here. Mexican…

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By Annie Wohadlo and BCO   Being like-minded about adventures, BCO members love to travel together. Given it is a large club with various interests and activities at home in Houston, some BCO trip takers find they meet fellow BCO members for the first time in an exotic locale, which occurred among some of the…

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By Kelly Howard You are lucky in love if you have someone special who shares your out-of-doors interests & adventures. Are you an outdoor neophyte? You’ll look like a Houstonian green space guru with our list! If you are currently flying solo, remember: get out there and do all the things that make you happy.…

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By Kelly Howard In March, we all benefit from the luck of the Irish, especially around St. Paddy’s Day, but turns out there is luck all around us in the Houston area. See where you might find the best of luck in the Bayou City.   Parade to Pub: Houston’s St. Patrick’s Parade, starting downtown…

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By Kelly Howard As a kid, Memorial Day marked the end of school & the beginning of summer. It was the time for outdoor socials. Watermelon, hotdogs & icecream ruled the daily menu. Our tastes may have matured, but the desire to enjoy the outdoors hasn’t changed. As a salute to summers gone by, we…

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