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Helen’s Garden – A Quiet Oasis in League City, Texas – Full-Time RV Life

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Helen’s Garden is one of my favorite city parks.  Located in the historic section of League City, Texas, it is situated along busy Main Street with a steady stream of bustling traffic.  However, the moment I walked into the beautifully landscaped entrance, the sense of passing time and the swishing sound of fast-moving cars disappeared.  I was transported into a space of beauty, peace, and tranquil silence.

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Entrance to Helen’s Garden

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One of Two Archways

There was a brick walkway surrounding the lush landscape with benches for sitting and reflecting scattered throughout.  A small koi pond with a soothing waterfall was in the center of the park and I could feel the relaxation deep in my soul as I continued to walk.

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Waterfall and Pond in Center of Park

Beautiful pink winter roses were in bloom and dispersed around the markers explaining the name of the park and in whose honor it was dedicated.

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Helen Contributed to Her Community

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Roses Surrounding Historic Markers

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Park Dedicated in Helen’s Honor

Normally, I would not have spent so much time in a city park such as this.  My initial purpose was to shoot some photos and practice with a new camera.  Instead, I found an oasis that introduced me to myself again.  Sometimes our paths take us to unexpected places–the location may not be what we had preconceived or even go according to plan.  Sometimes, those paths affect us in our hearts and minds and become a memory that stays with us, maybe even haunting us.  Helen’s Garden was a time for me to stop and reflect on a new direction, a change within my psyche that will hopefully propel me in directions I might not have considered before.   We all need such a place from time to time.  I hope you enjoy these images from Helen’s Garden.

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Until the next adventure.

Love, Dawn

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  1. What a lovely place. We missed so much in Texas by staying at the coast.

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    March 6, 2017
    • That was a few weeks back when we were in the Houston area. I’m trying to catch up after having the flu–there are so many places to see and it’s hard to pick and choose. I’m finding that just getting out and exploring wherever the road takes us is a lot more exciting than mapping out and planning. This park was beautiful–but I think it was also because I was at a personal crossroads. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Hopefully someday our paths will cross in person!

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      March 6, 2017
  2. What a lovely place to be able to stop and reflect! Love the waterfall and the courtyard with the archways. We have a clock similar to that in our downtown area. You are getting good with that new camera too! Hope you found some help with your crossroads decisions. Thanks for sharing, Dawn.

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    March 6, 2017
  3. tammy Hoke #

    Not to mention the close proximity to one of my favorite restaurants in League City. At Main Street Bistro they have my wine waiting for me when I enter. I love this part of town. I’m so glad you saw the beauty amongst all of the hustle and bustle. Miss you girl.

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    March 6, 2017
    • I miss you, more! I absolutely loved Main Street Bistro, too. A little birdie in there gave me the heads up on where to buy your favorite wine. 🙂 Wish I’d taken pictures while there to write them a review. Will definitely have to do that next time we are there.

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      March 6, 2017
  4. Sounds like a profound experience. I’ll keep my eye out for that one.

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    March 7, 2017
  5. Yay! That’s what’s so fun about traveling like this – you have the time to explore lots of different places and open yourself up to many surprises!

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    March 29, 2017

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