Day 10 in Houston, Texas

16 Jan

We took a trip to Houston today and walked around Hermann Park and decided to wander through the Houston Zoo, which is on my things to do while in texas list.  The Zoo is part of the Hermann Park area along with the Museum District, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Japanese Garden.

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A root beer float being sold at a Zoo? Yes, please!

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We thought the Zoo was small, but once we were inside it was a pretty decent size.  They had a huge variety of everything.  My favorite area was the monkeys.  They had so many different types of monkeys and all of  the exhibits were near each other, which was neat to just walk through endless monkey exhibits.  Let’s face it, monkeys are the most entertaining to watch besides the otters.

After the zoo we continued to walk around the Hermann Park and discovered the Japanese Garden.

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We definitely will be going back to the Hermann Park area to explore the Garden Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Afterwards we accidently found a really cool, and probably our new favorite area in Houston called Rice Village, also known as The Village.  The area is just two blocks from Rice University and has boatloads of unique shops, bouquets, and restaurants.   We really wanted to have India, but they weren’t open until later so we decided to have Thai at Thai Village, which was right next door to the India restaurant.

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Spicy clear noodle salad with beef.

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I had the tofu claypot with ginger sauce.  I loved every bite.

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Luis had that plate above, which was so spicy he actually couldn’t finish eating it.  Did you read that correctly?  Yes, Luis, who loves spicy, burn your mouth dishes, the guy who usually asks the waiter to make his dish extra spicy could not eat his dish because it was too spicy.  You could tell from the picture that it is spicy just from looking at the color of the sauce.  It’s almost a dark brown color instead of a bright red that chili sauce is supposed to be.  The dish had a good sweet flavor, but I couldn’t even finish what I had on my spoon.  Good thing I really liked my ginger dish.

After dinner we headed to Croissant Brioche, a french bakery that we saw when we first entered the Rice Village area for a dessert.  The bakery was to close at 5:00 p.m., but luckily it was still open at 5:45 so we could run in and grab a piece of cake before they officially closed.  We choose the orange chocolate mousse, which of course was amazing.  I would like to return soon for breakfast.

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Even with the clouds and the 45° temperature, it was another great day.   I am sad that Luis has to go to work tomorrow, but looking forward to his three day weekend coming up.

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  1. Day 113 – Texas « 1,460 Days of Georgia - April 27, 2012

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