It’s Spring time in Houston and a terrific time to plan a road trip with your senior. Short or long, near or far — a Texas road trip is the perfect way to spend quality time together and recall past family vacations or other adventures on the road while enjoying a refreshing change of scenery. Depending on your senior’s attitude and ability, a road trip can be a welcome diversion from the daily issues associated with dementia, arthritis or other aging concerns.
If your senior’s able to travel by car, it’s prime viewing season for Texas bluebonnets and other roadside wildflowers. And, with much of state experiencing drought-busting rains – new growth is green and glistening. A road trip around the state will unveil new adventures around every corner!
If driving seems too much of a chore, consider contacting a local senior group and inquire about plans for a day trip by bus. Many senior centers schedule day trips to nearby points of interest such as the Hill Country lavender fields or a trip to the Gulf Coast for an afternoon of bird watching. A shared bus trip is a wonderful way to spend the day with your loved one and an excellent opportunity to share time with new-found friends.
If your mom or dad isn’t able to travel or leave home, it’s possible to enjoy a “virtual” road trip by picking up a current issue of state-focused magazines, such as Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine. Each month, this colorful and easy-to-read magazine features loads of photos and stories about Texas habitats, geographic interests, foliage, and points of interest.
Located about an hour south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park offers a wide selection of driving trails, as well as hiking paths.
If you are interested in day-tripping across Texas, check out local sites that fit your family’s interests and abilities by visiting Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine online.
What to take on your road trip:
- A small pillow for back or leg comfort
- A cooler for drinks and healthy snack
- A detailed map of the area
- A camera and binoculars
- A lightweight shawl or beach towel for differences in air conditioning requirements
- Sunglasses or a visor
- A sense of adventure!
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