Monday, April 10, 2017

Adventures in Houston

If you are a lover of the outdoors, and enjoy interacting with animals.. then the Bayou Wildlife Zoo is the place to go. From 2 year olds to 99 year olds, this is a place that is bound to please. When you drive up to the entrance, you should buy some food at the stall there to offer to the animals. We went in March of 2017 and you could buy a box of food for $1.50. A worthy investment I promise.



 As you drive in slowly, the ostrich, emu's and llamas, as if on cue, will start walking toward your car hoping to get you to give them all your food. Feed them a little bit and resist the urge to offer all the food right there to them as there are so many more animals to interact with and feed so pace yourself! Bring a picnic with you, so you can grab a quick lunch in between the tram tours. If you have kids they will love it ... and if its just you... you will love it. Yes, you are welcome!

My daughters visit every six months from college which is really when we get a chance to explore the many treasures that Houston offers. We found another nugget that we were blown away by

The Natural Bridge Caverns are a sight to behold. There are plenty of different tours to choose from depending on how long and what intensity you are looking for, but whichever one you choose...it is beautiful




it is humbling and awe inspiring at the same time. An amateur photographer's dream. At one point they take you 180 feet below the ground and you get to truly experience what pitch black actually means. You LITERALLY cannot see your hand in front of your face no matter how hard you try. The tour guides are knowledgeable and make the information interesting and entertaining.

Those of you who know me, know how much I love the arts. We had a treat this year as Stomp finally visited Houston. If you have not experienced them yet.... do yourself a favour.. find out where they are performing and try and catch a show


The video clip above does not do it justice, but gives you an idea of what to expect. My darling husband who is NOT a theatre fan, absolutely loved this show and was blown away. Another gem to be experienced for sure!

The museum of Fine Arts, Houston is absolutely fabulous. If you can afford it and like to go often, its worth getting a membership. Otherwise, keep checking on their website to see what exhibitions they have going on currently. Right now, till August 13 2017, they have Ron Mueck's work which is unbelievable and a MUST SEE.


His life size sculptures are so detailed down to the hair on the arms and legs. He usually takes  a year on average to create each piece that he has made. The museum has on display 13 of his pieces and of course there are other works of art on display as well

I continue to discover and explore as I get time. If you have discovered something that is worth sharing, please do write to ayeshahalam@yahoo.com. I look forward to discovering and exploring your travels too!

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