Feeling HOT HOT HOT!!!
Many people in Houston will disagree with me here, and I certainly understand why! Houston, Heat, & Humidity all go hand in hand throughout much of the year. During the peak of the summer heat, around July and August, it can get up into the 100's Fahrenheit, which is bad enough. Throw in 90 - 100% humidity, and the city is just one big sauna! Yes, it is indeed hot! And to be in Houston without air conditioning is simply a bad idea! But speaking as a person that has lived here his whole life, I am used to it, and rather enjoy it. It can indeed be almost unbearable at times, but every January when an Arctic cold front blows through and the temperature drops near freezing, I beg for summer to hurry up and come back! I really like the hot weather, and if you sweat a little, well, just another part of living here. As I said, many people complain about the swealtering heat here, and even I can be heard on occasion mumbling about it. But I do know one thing, I will never be a person that owns a snow shovel if you know what I mean! I love it!!! :)
Americans like architecture...
Americans like architecture and arts. But any community is the place when you can see a lot of identical houses, and maybe start thinking about the monotonous appearance of the city. But this a wrong way - you can notice a lot of details that make the picture variegated. For examples, nice sculptures like that remind you about the thirst of Americans to arts...
As I remember, this sculpture was named 'Back to Youth'. Of course, copyright of its proud creator ;)
Houston Airports (2)
Finally, there is a military Airforce base/leisure airport, Ellington Field
-Location: about 15 miles South of Houston. Exit Clear Lake City Blvd from Freeway I-45 South. Go East on Highway 3 to the North for a few miles.
-Airport Code: EFD
Air show "Wings over Houston" every year in October.
Piloting lessons available ( Lentz Flying Services & Cliff Hyde Flying Services).
Noisy military jets flying around.
Southwest Airport Services?(281-484-6551)
Confederate Air Force (Gulf Coast Wing; 281-484-0098)
Continental Express (800-523-3273)
Texas Air National Guard (281-929-2110)
Texas Army National Guard (281-929-2332)
Lentz Flying Services (281-922-6181)
Cliff Hyde Flying Service (281-464-6524)
United Parcel Service (281-929-3500)
U.S. Coast Guard (281-481-0025)
La Madeline is my new favorite place to eat. The locations are not gigantic but they always have room, although they do get busy during lunch. The tables and chairs are smaller and it just adds a very french feeling to it. It's very well done.
La Madeline serves food, then has a separate bakery and coffee counter. So if you want a great meal or just some yummy dessert this is your place. The food they offer is very light. You'll find a majority of soups, salads, quiches, and sandwiches. I've never found anything I hated. They have complimentary bread with butter and preserves while you're waiting or to eat with your soup or salad.
This is a chain so please check their website to find the one nearest you! However, I would HIGHLY recommend visiting the one in the Woodlands. It's in the Market Square plaza that is a new replica of an old town built up with great shops. They have an outdoor patio that is to die for when the sun goes down. It's definitely one of my favorite things to do in Houston. ESPECIALLY DURING CHRISTMAS!!!
Mon. - Sun. 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM I love their caesar salad, strawberries and sauce, bread. My favorite meal would be the Turkey Ciabatta melt. It's sliced turkey with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard dressing all on ciabatta bread. YUM!!!!
Any of the desserts would blow your socks off. I can never resist the chocolate chip cookie :)
The Woodlands children museum
We didn’t manage to visit Houston Children’s museum, but we were in one that is in the Woodlands. It was in a mall, I think it’s a great idea to have it in a mall, so kids will have some fun too. It’s pretty big one, they have pretend play areas, exhibition areas ( Mexican dolls at that time),games area, drawing area ,theater and indeed- live animals corner. The admission is only 5$,so it’ a great break price during the shopping adventure.
My daughter liked it a lot.