Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Good Fun on the Bayou, Without Jambalaya

Getting ready to bike Buffalo Bayou

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, the bayous flooded, and even almost two months later, many of the trails are still closed.

But we were still able to enjoy some of the biking and running paths through Buffalo Bayou. You can rent bikes, but we were lucky that my brother-in-law's friends had a couple to lend us for free, and that Toyota loaned us a Tacoma pick up truck so we could get the bikes.
Not quite a compact car, but...

Usually, there are kayak and canoe rentals on the bayou, but that is also closed post-Hurricane.

Everything is bigger in TexasPost hurricane fun in Houston, Texas

Parking is free at the park, and after I pulled into a huge spot, I saw that I was actually in a spot label 'compact car.' Compact cars evidently mean something different here; the Tacoma fit easily.

Muddy trail on Buffalo Bayou

Mixed bag on the bayou

Buffalo Bayou has water fountains throughout, and miles of paths for running, walking and biking. Many of the lower trails are closed, and bull dozers were moving mounds of mud and debris. But on the upper parts, wildflowers still bloomed.

Southwestern breakfast bowl

Delicious food: The Kitchen at Dunlavy

There's a wonderful restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch, on the bayou. The Kitchen at Dunlavy has plenty of vegetarian choices, and though we were there for lunch, we ordered from the breakfast menu.

Outdoor patio at The Kitchen at Dunlavy
The avocado toast had a bit of ricotta cheese and lemon zest, and we made it a bit heartier with a poached egg on top.

We also shared a southwestern breakfast bowl, which had quinoa, wild rice, kale, white beans and a soft boiled egg.  There was hot sauce on the table.

Avocado toast with broccoli side
I also got a side of broccoli salad, which had cabbage, walnuts and a creamy dressing.

My meat eating brother in law loved his turkey, apple and brie sandwich.

Next time, I want to come back for happy hour.

Note: Toyota loaned me the Tacoma, I was not otherwise compensated.

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