What do you do when it’s the weekend in Houston and 102 degrees outside? You stay inside!!
Well, we didn’t just stay inside at home; we opted for a cultural trip to the Houston Museum District with some friends. Now the Museum District is huge – 19 museums huge! We had to figure out a way to narrow it down and not break the bank. Some research led us to a cool website, Houston on the Cheap, and we realized that July 29 was The Museum Experience Day: Zone 3. So our Saturday afternoon was spent at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), both of which had free admission that day!
*Editor’s Note: The MFAH is FREE Thursdays 10 am–9 pm
Not only are the museums a wealth of information, they are family-friendly and offer free admission days (many are free all the time), lectures, shopping and interactive activities for the kiddos.
Take a look at some of the pics from our time in the MFAH.
After visting the MFAH, we crossed the street and ventured into the CAMH where we had the opportunity to meet artist Paul Ramírez Jonas (standing right). His solo exhibit at the CAMH, Atlas, Plural, Monumental, a 25 year survey, was not only thought-provoking and informative, but incredibly insightful. We took part in the exhibit and wrote a promise on a post-it note and also took someone else’s promise from the table that we wanted to do.
Take a look at the rest of our visit to the CAMH.
Downstairs in the CAMH were some more cool works, including the Typewriter Rodeo – poem-makers hailing from Austin who create a custom poem on any topic you choose using an old-school, manual typewriter. Give ’em a word… any word!
Some of the other exhibits we visited…
It was an amazing outing – lots of fun for the adults and kids and it was all FREE! And in true 2 Girls Who Travel fashion, we couldn’t pass up a bite to eat from one of our favorite food trucks! We spotted it as we walked to the parking garage.
We opted for the chicken and waffle fryders; so not waffles, but waffle fries! And man, are they good. The chicken was juicy and tender, the fries were hot and crispy and that spicy mayo was the icing on the cake. The Waffle Bus gets the 2 Girls Who Travel seal of approval. If you haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, you should and thank us later. Check out their website which provides a calendar and where the truck is located for the day.
The perfect ending to the perfect hot Houston day!