Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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ICE LAND: A Caribbean Christmas at Moody Gardens

Submitted by on November 7, 2016 – 8:18 amNo Comment

texas_galveston_moodyWhat’s a Caribbean Christmas without an ice bar? Well, Road Trips Gardeners, if you’re headed to Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, you won’t have to wonder.

A new bar made of ice — Shivers Ice Bar — as part of this year’s holiday display.

Created by the CAA Harbin Ruijing Carving Team of master ice carvers from Harbin, China, everything from the stools to the bottles in the background are made out of ice (and, yes, adult beverages will be served when the bar opens November 12, 2016).

There are seven other holiday attractions at the gardens (one hopes there also are flowers) through January 8, 2017.

(Photo courtesy of Moody Gardens)

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