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Go on a Safari at Bayou Wildlife Zoo

Located in Alvin, Texas, Bayou Wildlife Zoo is an 80 acre open range zoo.  They have animals from all over the world.  It’s a great place to spend time with the kids and they get to feed and pet many of the animals.  Most of the zoo is viewed from a 45 minute tram ride.  Take a look at what Otter and his friends saw.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo is a lot of fun for the kids.  I would plan on going in the morning and eating a picnic lunch in the picnic area with the deer looking over your shoulder, begging for food.  By lunch time, you will have probably had time to see everything once.  After that, you can re-visit some of the animals, take a pony ride, or head out to explore more of the Alvin area, head down to Galveston for a ferry ride, or take the kids home for a nap.  Get more details on Bayou Wildlife Zoo at their website here.

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Take a Ride on the Galveston Ferry with Otter

This week we head down to Galveston Island.  Otter loves the water and this week we take a ride on the Galveston Ferry.  We had a great time and got to see lots of cool stuff.  There were lots of dolphins and they were having a good time, too.

A special thanks to the couple that was out on the ferry with us and asked to be a part of our post.   For more information on the Galveston Ferry, visit the Galveston Ferry page here.

If you have a place you would like for Otter to visit, let us know.  Otter is always looking for fun things to do, places to see, and people to meet.  Thanks for watching this episode of Where’s Otter.

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Discovery Green, Downtown Houston

This week, Otter heads back to Downtown Houston, Texas, to play at Discovery Green.  Discovery Green is a big park in downtown Houston, located across the street from the George R Brown convention center and near Minute Maid Park where the Astros play and the Toyota center where the Rockets play.  There is a lot of stuff to do around Discovery Green.  Otter and company had a great time.

With over 600 free events every year, there is always something to do at Discovery Green.  For more information on Discovery Green and to see what’s going on there today, go to www.discoverygreen.com.


Otter Visits the Houston Theater District

Every year, the Houston Theater District hosts their annual Open House.  They offer several free performances during the day as well as tours of the theaters and back stage areas.  Each theater has something new every year.  From face painting, photo booths, theatrical demonstrations, dance performances, and live music, there is something for everyone.  The highlight of the day is always the Houston Symphony Orchestra.  Every year, the Houston Symphony closes the open house with a free performance at Jones Hall.  Check out Otter’s video of just a few of the things he saw at the Theater District Open House.

The open house occurs on a Sunday afternoon in August, from noon – 4 p.m.  For more information on the next Theater District Open House, visit www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com, or subscribe to Where’s Otter and we will keep you updated.

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Otter Learns About the Texas Revolution

The Alamo with lights on it at night

After the Texas Revolution began with the battle over the cannon in Gonzales, Texan Rebels took over the Alamo.  The Mexican Dictator, Santa Anna, determined to put down this rebellion and marched his soldiers to San Antonio to take over the Alamo.

The Mexican Army arrived at the Alamo on February 23, 1836.  William Barrett Travis, commander of the Alamo, wrote a letter for more soldiers to come help defend the Alamo on February 24, 1836.  In his letter he asked for help but also said that they would never surrender. [click to continue…]