Houston: 05/19 – 05/21

Here’s a glance of my itinerary for Houston. This is for a two day trip mostly filled with a lot of outdoor activities
Flight (EWR->DFW->IAH): $122.80
Flight (IAH -> EWR): $95.19
Hotel: $99.20
Rental Car: $57.24
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern at The Water Works: $2.00
Gas: $30.00

05/19

3:30 AM

Uber to Airport

5:00AM

Check-in: EWR -> DFW

8:45 AM

DFW -> IAH

9:00 AM

Pick Up Rental Car

9:45 AM

Head to St Mark’s United Methodist Church (25 minutes)

View Love Wall (5 minutes)
600 Pecore St, Houston, TX 77009

10:00 AM

Head to Buffalo Bayou Park (10 minutes)

View Art Installations (3 hours)

  • Start at Shepherds Drive & Memorial Drive and follow the Kinder Trail
    • Houston artist Anthony Thompson Shumate recently installed “Monumental Moments,” a series of six human-scale word sculptures in Buffalo Bayou Park.
      • Explore
      • Pause  (JUST BENEATH THE SABINE STREET BRIDGE OVERLOOK)
      • Reflect
      • Listen
      • Emerge
      • Observe
  • Tolerance (Plensa) Statues, 77019, 2121 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019
    • Seven sculptures of kneeling men debuted in February 2011 to signify unity and diversity
  • Spindle Eleanor Tinsley Park, 18-3600 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019
    • The abstract piece, cast in bronze, is mounted on a circular concrete base painted matte brown. The curves, points, and edges were inspired by Michelangelo’s famous depiction of God’s and Adam’s fingers almost touching across an empty space.
  • Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern at The Water Works, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007 ($$)
    • The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water pressure) and drinking water storage. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007.

3:00 PM

Food Break

4:00 PM

Head to Hermann Park Railroad (15 minutes)

Tour Park (1 hour)

  • Japanese Garden
    • With its waterfalls, bridges, and stone paths that wander among crepe myrtles, azaleas, Japanese maples, dogwoods, and cherry trees, the Japanese Garden is a peaceful hideaway in Hermann Park
  • MOUND TOWN (TRAIN TUNNEL) BY TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
    • A little bit Wonkatania, a little bit pink elephant.
  • DILLIDIIDAE BY SHARON ENGELSTEIN
    • A former Core Fellow and a resident of Houston for many years, Sharon Engelstein is known for her organic, bubbly sculptural forms.

5:00 PM

Head to Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace (30 minutes)

Bizarre Houston Oddity.The only views of this abandoned building are from outside the gates and fenced area of an 11 acre site.

6:00 PM

Check-in Hotel

05/20

7:30 AM

Breakfast in Hotel

8:30 AM

Eclectic Menagerie Park

A private collection of massive steel monsters guarding a Texas pipe works.

9:30 AM

Smither Park

A park filled with vibrant mosaics created by more than 300 folk artists.

12:00 PM

Head to Galveston Island (1 hour)

Tour island by car, eat and chill on beach

6:00 PM

Head back to Hotel (1 hour)

05/21

5:00 AM

Drop Off Rental Car (40 minutes)

7:00 AM

IAH -> EWR

 

Total Spent: $406.43

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