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Monday, January 31, 2011

Our month in Texas was just about over and we wanted to see a few last things before we left. One of the things we went back to see was the waterwall. We saw it initially at night when we first arrived, but the pictures didn't turn out the best. It's a pretty surreal experience and we really enjoyed seeing it in the day time.

In addition to the waterwall, Houston has some neat parks located in the Museum district downtown. We went down to the Hermann park and walked around. The park is pretty large and off to the side of the park is a Japanese garden.

One of the last things we saw in Houston was down in Galveston. Our first stop in Galveston was to see the Moody Mansion and the Bishops Palace. These homes were built around one hundred years ago and were open to the public for viewing. The insides of them were beautiful, but unfortunately we weren't allowed to take photographs inside.

After looking at these historical homes, we took at break and got some food at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean called 'The Spot'. It was a fun place to get some grub and then continue on to look at some of the remaining historical homes in Galveston.

On our way home from Galveston we took a detour and headed to Kemah for a little night time entertainment. In Kemah there is the Kemah boardwalk which is on a pier and has some amusement park rides. We rode a few of the rides and picked up a couple of souvenirs and then headed home.

Seems like we packed a lot into the last week, we saw three more things before left. We saw the beer house which was coated with thousands of beer cans. It was a pretty interesting site.

In addition to the beer house, we also saw Bayou Bend. This house was a maintained by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It was an extravagant house and garden. The garden and landscaping was absolutely beautiful and it was a treat to see.

Our last stop was the art car museum. The museum contained creative metal machines. Many of them looked as if they were driven at one point in time. It was something that was very unique and interesting.

That's it for Houston. We enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time. We have headed out to Louisiana and are getting ready to see what it has to offer. If you have any suggestions were to go or what to see let us know.


Grandma Mecham said...

This is so exciting! How great it is that you are able to see all this country and record it so that others can enjoy it too! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. You see things that we would probably not see even if we were able to travel to these different places. Love it! Love you! Keep having fun and be safe!

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