• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 286 (Explore Where You Live)


    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 253.66 miles)

    Day 286 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    After a 45 minute Tabata workout, Veronica and I went exploring. Veronica is a great exploration partner because she’s just as curious and adventurous as I am.

    Houston is a big city and home to all kinds of hidden treasures, a lot of which are free to visit (everything in this post was free).

    First up on the agenda: We found the president heads park.

    This place was amazing. Sitting outside in a parking lot at Adickes Sculpturworx Studio are giant busts of every single American president. They’re crowded pretty close together so I couldn’t find all the ones I wanted to see, but there are so many to look at, I didn’t feel cheated in the slightest.

    If you want to see it for yourself, plug 2401 Nance St., Houston, TX into your GPS.

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    We found the Houston Beer Can house.  This is a true Houston landmark. I sent a picture of it to Justin. His response?

    “Buy it.”


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    Veronica and I found an abandoned palace in the middle of a neighborhood off the Westpark Tollway and Dairy Ashford.

    This place is bizarre both for its location and it’s unfinished status.

    According to what I could find on the internet (which, I know, is not always to be trusted), this is the Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace (aka, The Palace of the Golden Orbs).

    The palace was built by members of a Chinese religious organization, but before the palace could be completed the religious sect’s leader was deported in 1999. Now the palace sits abandoned behind a padlocked fence in the middle of a neighborhood.

    I considered hopping the fence and exploring, but I decided it wasn’t worth getting arrested. Veronica and I agreed, though, that this place would make an amazing haunted mansion tour at Halloween.

    If you want to see it for yourself, plug 3695 Overture Drive, Houston, TX 77082 into your GPS.


    We capped off the day by finding the giant Beatles statues.

    The president heads used to be in the same parking lot as the Beatles statues but were recently moved to the address above. So now The Beatles stand alone. And are maybe that much more awesome for doing so.

    If you want to see it for yourself, plug 2500 Summer St., Houston, TX into your GPS.



    Today’s silver lining: Just a fun day exploring.

    Happy adventuring!

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

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2 Responsesso far.

  1. Super awesome! I really love the sculptures! Great idea to sight see in your own backyard 🙂

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