Welcome to part 2 of the Great Texas Adventures! Unfortunately with the stupid ice storm that hit Texas, we had one whole day lost on the trip -- which on a 4 day weekend is a lot. Especially when one whole day is devoted to wedding festivities, and two other involved travel. But despite all that, we made the best of the trip, tried to see as much as we could in the short amount of time we had, and attempted to take in as much authentic Texas culture as possible. And that would be starting with grabbing some authentic Tex-Mex for dinner and hitting up a dueling piano bar. Complete with cowboy hats, spurs and fiddles galore!
This was probably the most fun night of our trip. I mean who doesn't love rockin' out to Charlie Daniel's band down south. So very Texas. Us yankees didn't even know what to do with ourselves!!
The next day on the trip was the wedding (see pictures from yesterdays post) so the next day we wanted to see some culture. First we visited Houston's Holocaust museum, and I must say it is intense and enlightening all at once. I've actually never been to a Holocaust museum so I didn't really know what to expect. Seeing photographs and images of the human suffering are truly eye opening, and as much as I know about this dark period in history, it makes you realize how we can never let hate take over. We need to love our fellow brothers and sisters and never let such atrocities happen again.
Knowledge is power.
After the museum we got some great recommendations for authentic Texas BBQ. We ended up at this hole in the wall looking place, which always ends up having the best food. And that it did! And seriously the nicest people too! Yes ma'am, no ma'am, thank you ma'am. Where am I? Not New Jersey or New York, that's for sure!
Everything really is bigger and better in Texas. And smothered in BBQ sauce.
light lunch anyone?
After lunch Amy and her hubby had to catch ther flight back to the east coast, so D and I had one last night before heading back ourselves in the morning. Since our flight was early, we decided to just stroll around the city and head back to the room for some room service and watching the grammys!
This last pic is for my brother Dean. A whole store devoted to getting clothes on credit/layaway. Awesome.
And that my friends was our mini trip in a nutshell. I wish it was longer but of course mother nature likes to throw a little monkey wrench in our plans. But despite all that we had a great time, had some great local and authentic food and took in the sites and culture. So overall -- a great trip was had! : )
Happy Hump Dayyyyyyyyy!