Hampton Inn and Suites Houston Medical Center - Reliant Park
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Weather is a broken record, cloudy with a threat of rain. About an 80% threat of rain this afternoon. So we made plans for the morning.
First, we go downtown to Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens. It was the home of the daughter and sons of the first Texas native governor. His last name was Hogg. The sons were Michael, William, and James. The daughter was given a family name, Ima. Our guide on the tour ...
Threat of rain today. Do I sound like a broken record? Gray clouds, but warm temperatures.
Luckily we’ll be inside most of the day.
This morning we braved the post-rush hour traffic to drive to the Johnson Space Center (JSC). We’re really looking forward to seeing it since we’ve also been to Cape Canaveral. Just getting into the center was slow. Once we got off the ...
... good food during this visit, I feel quite sated and think I will be full for some time.
Next on the agenda was the Houston Museum of Natural Science where randomly half the Egyptology Collection was on loan from Chiddingstone Castle… a little piece of the home county half way across the world there. Did find it amusing how the plaque said Chiddingstone was a thirty minute drive from London though. Apparently we Brits now possess flying ...
... museums tend to weight their exhibitions toward the 20th century.
One other notable painting was a painting of curling done for the New York curling club in 1862. I don't recall seeing any other paintings about curling--certainly not in the U.S., where curling is not particularly popular!
After we exhausted the American and European galleries (along with a few galleries of Greek, Roman, ...
... Juanita Laguna and Ramona Montiel .
The main collection consisted of paintings from some of the worlds most renowned artists including Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and even England's own Damien Hirst. Evidence to me that Houston's oil money was being put to good use.
Following lunch at Lucille's where i had a twelve dollar hot dog (See i told you Houston was expensive), we headed over to the ...