(quote from the movie, Animal House).
We planned our tenth anniversary months in advance. But with Bud's health concerns (cancer) we changed our minds on a long trip to either Marfa, Terlingua, Lajitas, Big Bend State Park, or Burnet, and stayed close to Houston. Bud has been in great spirits and very active for a 13+ year old dog with or without cancer or blind, so we could have gone on a trip with the dogs.
We really enjoyed the Houstonian Hotel and loved the hospitality and extras in the room and on the grounds. We plan on returning. We didn't have to drive hours away to feel like we got away. We drove through Memorial Park to begin the feel of heading into paradise. No dogs allowed here though. Keeping them at home for the night was so easy.
As we entered the lobby, the hotel felt like a large mountain lodge with high ceiling, a huge fireplace, leather chairs, dark wood, and beautiful antique decor.