Houston, we have a free museum day
Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
158Trip End Feb 21, 2014
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First stop was the Fine Arts Museum. Leslie will not let me visit a city without checking out at least one art museum. This place is no Tate Modern but I will give it a 6 out of 10. We spent most of our time there viewing an exhibit of Antonio Berni a Argentinean artist who did some pretty cool work constructing work out of trash and machine parts to chronicle the lives of two fictional characters Juanita Laguna and Ramona Montiel .
The main collection consisted of paintings from some of the worlds most renowned artists including Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and even England's own Damien Hirst
Following lunch at Lucille's where i had a twelve dollar hot dog (See i told you Houston was expensive), we headed over to the Museum of Natural Science which has the best dinosaur collection i have ever seen. Yes that's right even better than the Natural history museum London. Once again proof that oil money can get you anything. The museum also had a Energy exhibit which was very heavy on the benefits of crude oil and only had a small reference to solar, wind and nuclear energy. I guess oil is the way forward, well at least when you have an exhibit sponsored by Exxon!
Experienced the full wrath of Houston rush hour as we headed back to our hotel in the 5pm commute. Our 30 minute journey ride into the city was turned into a 90 minute journey home. I have no idea how people can sit in this traffic everyday.
I'm still waiting to see someone wearing a cowboy hat and I dare not order a steak if the hot dogs cost $12. So far Texas has been a major let down.