recycle, reduce, reuse
John Milkovisch’s (an artest) created, In the late 60’s, what's now referred to as the “Beer Can House” . it is located at 222 Malone Street. John started his project in 1968 inlaying thousands of marbles, rocks, brass figures and metal pieces in concrete blocks and redwood, all of which were used to make patios, fences, flower boxes, etc. The result was a yard with no grass. The entire front and back was covered with cement. When asked why he did it, John simply answered, “I got sick of mowing the grass.”
Beer Can House
Located just off Memorial Drive between Shepherd and Westcott. From Shepherd, head west on Memorial. Turn right (north) on Malone just after the light at Detering Street. The Beer Can House is approximately 1 block up on the right hand side of the street.
0$ per person
Its worth seeing if you have time to put it in your trip.
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Cars, Cars, and more Cars!!!
Well, where to start with the transportation situation in Houston? Ok, it stinks! Houston is a massive, spawling metropolis, and without a major mass transit system in place, a car in Houston will be your best friend! If you are visiting Houston and are going to be basically staying in one area, a cab will do you just fine. Or if you are going to be around the Downtown, Museum District, or Texas Medical Center areas, then our Metrorail train will work for you. Maybe for some reason you have several hours to kill, then the bus system is also an option. Other than that, a visit to your nearest rent-a-car branch would be advised. Houston is so spread out, from Bush Intercontinental Airport north of town to NASA south of town will take well over an hour, without traffic. Traffic here is another subject altogether. With most of the several million people here owning a car, just throwing a little construction into the mix would cause quite a bit of traffic. But you will soon observe that every freeway in town is under construction. And it is that way all the time, so don't think that you might escape it during your visit here. It will find you! So, if you are driving in Houston, do what we do, sit back, and enjoy the view of breaklights and the lovely orange construction pylons. Oh, and leave early!!!
A great restaurant for those special occasions, such as when someone else is paying.
The building is a very tastefully converted church, with tables located in the main body, the west aisle and on the balcony.
Dress is smart. Most guys wear jacket and tie.
The food is fantastic. Both times I have been, I have struggled with the choice, but to the rescue comes Mark's appetiser sample plate, with 5 or 6 nibbles of various dishes. There are a lot of imaginative entrees on offer. The desserts are good, but frankly by the time you get to that stage, your taste buds will be pretty much worn out.
Amazing selection of wines, not all of them astronomically priced.
You'll need a reservation most nights.
Space Center Houston
Visit Space Center Houston, the official visitors center of the Johnson Space Center. Here you will see the past achievements of NASA and witness today's history in the making.
Everything you see is realistic. Each attraction is self guided, giving you the opportunity to take your time or rush through.
Go for the butterflies @ the M. of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History of Houston has the usual exhibitions about dinosaurs, gems and minerals, planetarium and temporary exhibits, a lot geared for children. Themes of the permanent exhibits are:
- Gems & Minerals
- Smith Gem Vault
- Texas Wildlife
- African Wildlife
- The Americas
- Discovery Place
- Earth Forum
- Space Science
- The Pendulum
But to me, the most spectacular part is the butterfly greenhouse with its hundreds of beautiful large butterflies, its insects and the big iguana not to be missed!
It's opened Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Tickets are quite expensive, especially as the Butterfly exhibit ($8), Planetarium ($6) and Imax ($8) are sold separately from the other permanent exhibits ($9) and from the temporary exhibits. Prices are for adults as of 2006.