S: Houston Trip Feb 2011
BC: Houston Trip February 23rd-28th, 2011
FC: "Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." | Houston Trip
1: A day in Houston
2: At the park having lunch with the squirrels!
3: explore | hOUSTON
4: jAPENESE gARDENS
6: Fun times in Houston
8: "To travel is to live." - Hans Christian Andersen | Taking the ferry to Crystal Beach on Galveston Island
9: Crystal Beach
11: Feet in the Sand!
12: Fun in the Sun!
13: Galveston Shoreline
14: "Laughter is an instant vacation." | Bishop's Palace
15: Old Town Galveston
16: Early Saturday morning we drove three hours to Austin, Texas. Chris spent the day at a bike convention and us girls went shopping all day at San Marcos Outlet Mall. We literally shopped till we dropped, and had lots of bags to show for it! | We did our homework and found the best BBQ in the state at IronWorks. We had a great meal!
17: After dinner, we decided to explore downtown Austin. A friend of Crystal's had recommended a great ice cream shop called Amy's. We also walked around a little and browsed the local shops. The tiny city is very unique wit h lots of eclectic eateries, shops and hangout's. It's also home to two rival colleges so there are lots of students milling around, with a big population of "hipsters". With a kind of modern day grunge look. The motto for Austin is "Keep Austin Weird". The music scene is also very big there, considered the" Live Music capitol of the world! " Tomorrow is for sight-seeing!
18: Explore Austin
19: Texas Longhorn Campus
22: Capitol Building in Austin
24: Before leaving Austin, we walked along 6th Ave. A well-known street for the local bar scene. Full of clubs, souvenir shops and funky eats. We thought it would be cool to go home with an authentic pair of cowboy boots, but they were so expensive. We all loved Austin very much and not only because my son has the same name. They both have a lot of character! | Keep Austin Weird
25: We really enjoyed our stay in Houston with Chris and Fu Yang. We ate lots of good Chinese food and saw a bunch of cool things. Where to next!