Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wknd trip to Galveston & Kemah!!


Galveston is located on Galveston Island and was founded in 1839. During the 19th century, Galveston became a major U.S. commercial center and one of the largest ports in the US. Galveston is known for the hurricane that devastated the city in 1900. The natural disaster that followed still counts as the most deadly in American history. Over 6,000 people on Galveston Island perished. Following the storm, a 10-mile long, 17 foot high seawall was constructed to protect the city from floods and hurricane storm surge.
Moody Mansion

Ashton Villa
The Strand
The Strand
Ike Water Line at the Strand
ELISSA ship
ELISSA ship
Hotel Galvez
Murdoch's gift store
Starship Hotel- damage from Hurricane Ike



Kemah boardwalk is located only 45 minutes from Houston!!

The Kemah Boardwalk is a hotel and restaurant destination in Texas, which also features a small selection of amusement rides. The main attractions of the 35 acre complex, which opened in 2001, are the many restaurants overlooking Galveston Bay, recreational sailing, and rides. The area was developed by Laundry's Restaurants which owns all of the restaurants on the boardwalk.

Lighthouse district

Friday, February 19, 2010

Having a BLAST in Houston :)


Well I certainly did not waste any time getting around and seeing tons here in Houston. I only wish Julie was with me so our amazing fun times together could continue.


Saturday--
Houston Zoo
Hermann Park
Fine Arts Museum
Butterfly Exhibit at Museum of Natural Science
Downtown Aquarium

HERMANN PARK


FINE ARTS MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
Pablo Picasso

SCULPTURE GARDEN

BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT @ MUSEUM
OF NATURAL SCIENCE
iguana! watch out he bites!!


DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM
starfish

White Tigers @ the Aquarium
Sea Turtle

DOWNTOWN HOUSTON

Minute Maid Park


Sunday--
Johnson Space Center- NASA
Museum of Natural Science
Hermann Park


JOHNSON SPACE CENTER- NASA
rocket!

historic mission control

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
t-rex
gems & crystals
impala

Plus after my weekend jam packed with fun I made it back to my hotel with time to watch the New Orleans Saints win the Superbowl!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Houston Zoo

After being in Houston for just one week and having rain almost everyday all day long. The weekend came and the weather was wonderful!! So I took complete advantage of the nice weather and went to one of my favorite places to visit in new towns- the zoo!!!!

Prairie Dog
new jaguar exhibit
Leopard

Grizzly Bear


Masai Giraffe


fruit bat

Orangutan