Favorite thing: The Greenspoint area is not a nice area... the mall is, well, not the best I've been to, to say the least. I looked into renting a car and the cost is ridiculous since it's not a weekend-was even considering going to the Rodeo for a few hours-I've never been to a rodeo. Guess I'm stuck in Greenspoint again... hopefully I'll have more time in town next time I'm here on business and can rent a car and check out all the great things Houston has to offer.
Favorite thing: 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!!! :)
Just driving around Houston's roads and you are bound to pass a few fountains and monuments. This fountain is close to Hermann Park.
Of course if you only drive on the hugh freeways then all you'll see is the concrete jungle!
But yes on December 24/25 2004 Snow Fell in Houston and settled on the roof of my apartment complex.
Snow is not an uncommon site for a Brit - however it was funny to see all the Texans out with there cameras and camcorders!
If you are just going to the airport to change planes you have to take into concideration all of the controls and check-ups that they have. It can take a few hours, so leave some room for this.
Also remember that you have to pick up your luggage, carry it through the customs and deliver it on the other side. You have to do this even if the luggage is supposed to go directly to your final destination.
More photos from the event.
This is of a group of singers at the Festival. There are many performers of alsorts at the festival. Some timed thoughout the day and others like this one are spontaneous.
A very bizarre event!
Hopefully the pictures will give you an idea of what's going on.
The event has taken place since 1974 over 4 or 5 weekends in October and possibly November.
Before arriving I though it would be a day out of "16th centruy Olde English charm", and there is a bit of that, although there's alsorts of other cultures represented as well.
My friends and I summed it up as "harry potter meets lord of the rings".
Some of the visitors also get very enthusiastic with their outfits for the day - there were some very dodgy people in strange leather costums. You really don't know where to look!!
Fondest memory: Jousting was very well done and the acting was very amusing!!
This picture was from the King and Queen's Welcome!
Check out this website:
Fondest memory: On the southern part of the Metro from Hermann Park southwards is the Texas Medical Centre. There is a 2nd baby skyline of tall building which can be seen. There are world-class medical facilities and schools here such as M.D. Anderson Hospital, Texas Childrens' Hospital etc.
Favorite thing: This beautiful lake is located in the sparsely populated NE suburbs. It is a home to a lot of wildlife.
Favorite thing: While the bayou near downtown and ship channel is heavy polluted, it is very scenic in the western suburbs where a park zone runs alongside it.
There are some well planned gardens and buildings over the area. This is a "kind of" church type framework.
Well you get the idea!
Yet another photo.
This is of the jousting event that takes place at various times throughout the weekend.
From the moment I arrived at the hotel from IAH, people and staff couldnt be friendly enough. I was...more
This hotel is between downtown and the Galleria area, just off of Hwy 59 and Kirby Drive. Close to...more
Bed sagged, upholstery stained and tired, cigarette burn on rug, dinky 19 inch tv. Worth skipping if...more