Summer Kicks

Kay Garrett kicking around in the Grand Canyon.

Kay Garrett kicking around in the Grand Canyon.

Summertime here we come! In my book May is the official kick-off to summer fun with new beginnings from weddings to graduations, celebrating moms and dads and vacations.

I recently took a trip with my sister, Kim, and a friend, Alisa, to Phoenix, Arizona. We took in a Spring training game, shopped 5th Avenue in Historic Downtown Scottsdale then headed out for the Grand Canyon. The five-hour drive was beautiful, full of fun conversation, and the mountains were majestic. Our lodging for the night was on Route 66 in the heart of Williams, Arizona. As they say, “Get your kicks on Route 66.”  Boy did we ever get our kicks! This casual super-cute town definitely takes you back to simpler times – the vintage signs, cars, motels and café diners along the route. It’s the gateway to the Grand Canyon on the southern rim side. The next day we visited the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. There are no words to express just how magnificent of a place it is. I hope you vacation somewhere this summer and find your kicks!

Our cover story features the Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land.  While the global fight against cancer is driven by innovation and research, the latest in new discoveries, breakthrough therapies and advances in early detection can be found right here in our Fort Bend community.  Read about one of the newest therapies to treat aggressive brain tumors that is available and all the comprehensive services offered close to home. Thank you Houston Methodist for always leading the way!

With the May 6th School Board Trustee elections upon us, we have put together a guide to help you learn who the candidates are, as well as show the locations and hours of the voting sites in Fort Bend County.  Check out the handy guide on page 11.

Shopping for mom, dad or grads?  Check out our Historic Downtown Rosenberg pages for some great ideas. Shop, sip and dine locally. Our small businesses appreciate it!

May and June are truly great months to celebrate, travel and spend time with loved ones.  I would like to wish all of the moms a Happy Mother’s Day, dads a Happy Father’s Day and to all of the Brazos grads, congratulations on your accomplishments!

Absolutely yours,

Kay Garrett