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Throw 650 pounds of crawfish in a pot, add a generous helping of corn and potatoes, invite 400 friends, and what have you got? A Texas-sized crawfish boil. This is something we have been planning for a long time, says Ashley Schkade, events associate at Eagle s Trace in Houston.


When Noel Thomas moved to Eagle s Trace in June 2008, he was second-guessing his decision to purchase a two-bedroom apartment home. It was just me, he says. I didn t need the extra space. How could he have known that in the span of a few months, his home and his heart would be filled to overflowing?


Some people golf or garden to relax. Betty Roberts picks up a needle and thread and quilts.


Elizabeth Holt never leaves home without a book in her hand.


No matter how busy life gets, Barbara Hanes always takes 15 minutes every day to do absolutely nothing. [caption id="attachment_7129" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Kell Barbara Hanes, Janelle Armstrong, Dorothy Elkins, Anne Carder, Corinne Wheeler, and Ole Galsgaard attend a mindfulness meditation group at Eagle s Trace.

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas.

Claude Roberts turned to tai chi to maintain his good health. [caption id="attachment_3097" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The tai chi group at Eagle s Trace demonstrates a pose typical of the fluid movements they practice.

After researching retirement communities in the Houston area, Norma Ballard and her husband paid a visit to her cousin at Eagle s Trace.