Dan and Lu's Travels
Darrell had a job in south Houston so he sropped us off in the museum district this morning. The Houston skyline is quite dramatic, there are only a handful of skyscrapers but they are all clustered together, looking like they've been bound up by the concrete flyovers that surround them. Everything else is pancake flat. We went to the Museum of Natural Science and stayed there for 3 or 4 hours. I was very impressed with it - loads of buttons to press and interactive exhibits so you actually learn something. There was a whole section on oil and natural gas, appropriately, this being Texas. We also saw a film narrated by Tom Hanks in the planeterium called Passport to the Universe, which was brilliant apart from a group of screaming summer camp kids who came in half way through! We were going to go to the Fine Art Museum, apparantly Hosuton has an impressive collection, but it's closed on Mondays, as was, we found out, virtually every other museum in the area. We walked around trying to find a cafe for lunch as, shockingly, the only place to eat of drink in the museum was McDonalds!! Its nice to just wander around an area but Hosuton is pretty typical of many parts of America - not pedestrian friendly! We walked 20 or so blocks and didn't find anything so we sat in the park then investigated the metro on Main Street which we found only costs $1 to go anywhere along this straight, but very long, road. So we jumped on and jumped off when we saw somewhere to get a drink. Serena picke dus up an hour later and we went to Texas Land & Cattle Steak House for a bif Texan steak!