The common cattail (typha latifolia) is one of the first of the wild edible plants that all hikers should familiarize themselves with. It not only has several edible parts, but there is some part of the plant that can be harvested for food during any season. In addition, it has other uses as well.
Today, I observed a wild mature adult bald eagle for the first time at a nearby Bayou. It was a huge, magnificent bird. Apparently, the bald eagle population in the Houston, Texas area is expanding its range from the coast to more inland destinations along waterways. Read more about them here (.pdf file): http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0013_bald_eagle.pdf and here: http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/
A lot of people take the chance to ride Icelandic horses, while visiting on vacation during winter time in Iceland. The fuzzy and friendly horses takes you for a tour around the beautiful snowy white landscapes, and the experience can be a good activity for both young and mature guests. Feel free to take the whole family with you for a guided tour on horse back, where you will get to see the snowy and mossy lava fields and the charming country side of Iceland.