BlueBonnets in Bloom
Blue Bonnets in bloom in Texas (springtime) are beautiful and a great photo opp. Drive out to the countryside to get your picture in. You don't have to drive that far to find a spot. I took pictures in Spring,tx just north of Houston.
LH from FRF to IAH
I had prebooked my seat 4G i think it was, by the window , i foolishly changed it to 10 D which was on the second cabin and also slightly less comfortable. The food and service were superb.
the lesson learned is sit on a two seat arrangement rather than a three seat arrangement, which many of the european airlines seem to have.
arrived on time and within minutes i was out of the immigration and customs as i went through the Global Entry.
Late Night Vietnamese Food!
This tiny Vietnamese restaurant a few minutes south of downtown does a great business during normal business hours of the week. But on Friday and Saturday nights after 2am, this place gets crazy! Wow, what a coincidence that the clubs and bars in Houston shut down at 2am. Hmmmmm?! :) Because of the fact that most of the 11,000 restaurants in town close at 10 or 11pm, people out on the town at night have just a few choices to go have a late night meal. Mai's is a popular choice among Houstonians. But regardless of whether it is 2 in the morning, or 2 in the afternoon, this restaurant serves up some pretty good food. Mostly Vietnamese, they also have some Chinese and Thai dishes on the menu. Great appetizers such as spring rolls. A superb selection of noodle soups. And wonderful seafood, chicken, pork, and vegetarian plates are all on the menu as well. If you like, they also have several combination platters available. Not a fancy restaurant by any means, but a good choice for a late night, or middle of the day meal!
Oh, and a tip, go to their website before you go, they usually have a coupon available. Enjoy!!! Ga xoi mo xoi chien! What?! Chicken w/ fried sweet rice. Just tell them # 144, they'll know! :)
The Williams Tower
Leave the Galleria shopping center! Yes leave retail therepy for a little while and visit the green area in front of the Williams Tower for half an hour or so. The Williams Tower is an impressive structure which overlooks the Galleria Shopping Area. Great place for a quick lunch or picnic before shopping some more...
You will see the Centers old Mission Control Center (MCC) which in its day was the operational hub of every American human space mission since Gemini IV. A lot of the old equipment is still there but there is a more modern and uptodate centre elsewhere now which manages all activity onboard the space station and instructs all space shuttle missions which includes station assembly flights and servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.