~ Water Parks around Houston!!

Summer is in full swing!! All my Houston Peeps need some place to cool off in the middle of this crazy hot summer Texas heat that we have going, so I thought why not round up some water parks around Houston… So read on!

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Big Rivers Waterpark – New Caney
23101 State Highway 242, New Caney

Big Rivers Waterpark is the newest to join Houston’s water park scene as a part of the Grand Texas theme park and entertainment district. Located about 30 minutes north of Houston in New Caney, Big Rivers recently opened on May 25, 2019 and embraces both nature and fun with its array of attractions.

Hurricane Harbor SplashTown – Spring
21300 I-45 North, Spring

After being acquired by Six Flags in 2018, Wet’n’Wild SplashTown is now Hurricane Harbor Splashtown featuring more than 40 rides and attractions for kids of all ages. The season passes purchased here can be used at other Six Flags properties across the state. Win-Win!!

Pirates Bay Water Park – Baytown
5300 East Road, Baytown

Pirates Bay has fun rides for all ages, including many different types of slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a play structure, and water crossing activities.

Typhoon Texas Waterpark Houston – Katy
555 S Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy

This one is a stone throw’s away from our place!! Typhoon Texas has the Gully Washer, a dream play land for children with 7 different slides, over 100 spray areas, a splash pad playground, and a massive water bucket that douses the entire play space. It’s our family favorite 🙂

Palm Beach Moody Gardens – Galveston
1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston

We went here a couple of year back, and even though it’s a small one, we had a great time! Attractions at Palm Beach include a lazy river, wave pool, two 18-feet-tall enclosed tower slides, and a splash pad.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark – Galveston
2026 Lockheed Road, Galveston

This is the most frequented water park by us, and hands down our favorite – be it summer or winter! There is something here for everyone including water slides, heated pools, a lazy river, zip line, exciting rides, and kids areas and pools. Their winter park is very fun too!

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark – New Braunfels (~2 hrs 50 min from Downtown Houston)
588 S Union Avenue, New Braunfels

We went here a couple of years back, and whoa! This is huge!!!! This is the biggest one of all Schlitterbahns and is nestled along the beautiful banks of the Comal River. You’ll find world-famous attractions and slides, wild river adventures, heated pools, kid’s water playgrounds, and beautiful spots to relax and share a picnic.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark – Corpus Christi (~3 hrs 30 min from Downtown Houston)
14353 Commodore Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

On our recent weekend getaway to Corpus Christi, this is where we stayed. It was great! Movie on the pool, with an accessible bar, tubing the many different lazy rivers, or be it the super thrilling slides, it’s a great park which even has a salt water pool with a swim up bar!

Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine (~4 hrs from Downtown Houston)
100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine

On our list for sure, is this resort. This is an indoor water park located at a resort just outside of Dallas, which could be a great spot for a fun, weatherproof family getaway. This park is only available to guests of the lodge and does not offer day passes. The park has many different slides, raft rides, hot springs, a lazy creek, a wave pool, activity pools, and areas for kids and toddlers. There is also an outdoor pool with slides, basketball, and more.

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** All images are courtsey Google!! **

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~ Summer fashion: Fabrics to wear!

Summer heat is brutal and especially this year it’s been crazy hot making dressing up a challenge! Wearing the right material can be a game changer.

The Best Fabrics for Hot Weather:

1. Cotton

Cotton is one the best fabrics for hot weather. Not only is it cheap and hugely available, but it is also great for the heat as it’s soft, lightweight, breathable, and also soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool.

It comes in countless styles and colors, meaning you can find a cotton garment to fit pretty much any need and body type. There are also a variety of cotton blends that have different qualities to help you stay wrinkle free, like cotton polyester blend will keep you from having to iron.

One drawback is that when you are sweating a lot, it may show moisture stains by your armpits or collar if you wear it in light colors.

2. Linen

Linen is the hubby’s favorite! It is also very light and is loosely woven which allows heat to escape from the body. It absorbs a lot of moisture and dries quickly, keeping you cool and dry.

Linen also wrinkles pretty often, but often than not, it’s considered a part of the style and look of linen.

3. Rayon

Rayon is a man-made fabric blended from cotton, wood pulp, and other natural or synthetic fibers. Silk is another good fabric, but expensive, making this a cheaper alternative to silk.

Rayon has very thin fibers, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics and gives it a lightness that prevents it from sticking to a body in hot weather. Thanks to it being so comfortable and cooling to wear, rayon is an especially good fabric for sportswear and summer dresses.

And just like that, here are a few looks I am loving this summer!





I’ll be sharing another post with more summer dressing tips and looks…

Stay tuned!!