On Friday, August 25, 2017, we will once again have a professional tour guide and this time we are going to where the Texas Oil Boom began – Spindletop. We will also see and hear much more about the historic Beaumont area including a tour of the 1906 McFaddin-Ward house. Please click “Events” at the top of this page for a full description and to sign up.
On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, we will take you out to the ballgame. The Astros take on their in-state rivals the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. You have to act fast on this one. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
On Sunday, July 23, 2017, we went on a tour of Houston. We had a professional tour guide for this sold out event. We made stops at the George H.W. Bush statue, the Hines Waterwall, The Rothko Chapel and the Cistern. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch at Yia Yia Mary’s. This was the first event hosted by Mike & Claire Garrett and they did a fantastic job.
On June 13, 2017, we boarded the Southern Empress paddle-wheeler for a relaxing cruise on Lake Conroe. We enjoyed a delicious lunch, some music and dancing on the party deck and took in the lake air and views from the upper deck. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
On May 7, 2017, we headed down to Galveston for Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hotel Galvez. After brunch we went over to Pier 19 for a choice of several options including touring the tall ship Ellisa, touring an offshore oil rig, taking a dolphin watch cruise, shopping on the Strand or visiting the rooftop lounge at the Treemont hotel. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
On March 14, 2017, we had lunch at the fabulous Houston icon, Tony’s Restaurant. It was a great time and the Grand Marnier Souffle was the star desert. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
On March 8, 2017, we made our annual trip to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. We had a night of real rodeo fun. The concert entertainer was Cody Johnson and he and his band put on a great show. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
On January 31, we returned to the Sam Houston Race Park for live thoroughbred racing. We had a buffet lunch in the Jockey Club, did some wagering and had a great afternoon. This event was hosted by Bill & Jo Richard.
In January , 2017 we went to the George H. W. Bush Library in College Station, had lunch at the Amico Nave Italian Ristorante and topped off our day with a visit to the Messina Hof Winery. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
In December, we had the annual Christmas Party, Dinner and Dance at the Kingwood Country Club. Great music again by Tom Asbrook. This event was hosted by the RECK board and over 70 members had a fabulous time.
Also in December, we saw a Very Beatles Holiday Concert at the Music Box Theater which was preceded by dinner at the Original Carrabbas on Kirby. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
In November, after having dinner at Birraporeti’s in downtown Houston, we walked next door to the newly renovated Alley Theater and saw Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream which was hilarious. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
Also in November, we returned for another visit to the Federal Reserve Bank and then went to lunch at the fabulous Houston icon Tony’s Restaurant. This event was hosted by Bill & Judy Miles.
In October, we went to the National Funeral Museum and then had lunch at the Potatoe Patch and remarkably every one caught the rolls that the waiters threw to us. Event hosts were Bill & Judy Miles.
In September, our scheduled Buffalo Bayou tour was unfortunately cancelled due to a maintenance problem with the boat. We were able to get a replacement event and we went to the Music Box for a concert featuring songs written and/or performed by artists from Texas preceded by dinner at Laurenzo’s. This was the first event hosted by Sharon & B. Ray Mize and they did an incredible job.
In August, we enjoyed Minute Maid Park and the Astros courtesy of the fabulous hosting style of Judy & Cass Zabinski.
July saw us at the Michael Hix concert at the Liberty Opry and dining at Marsalas in Huffman hosted by Kay & Herb Caffey.
June was awesome on the Southern Empress Paddleboat tour on Lake Conroe hosted by fun loving Kay & Herb Caffey. Again, we dined, danced and laughed.