So I haven’t blogged in a few days, but that’s because Danny’s mom was in town over the weekend. We spent three days trying to find local attractions that were both uniquely Houston and free (or cheap). This was much easier when I lived in DC. I suppose there are plenty of free things to do in the Bayou City, but many of them require being outside. And seriously. This summer is killing me. It feels like the inside of a shoe out there.
We did, however, score some free tickets to the Houston Symphony, where we saw Blue Planet Live. It was a great show, although I couldn’t look at the screen when the orca whales were torturing sea lion pups. I know, I know. Circle of life. But these orcas? They were jerkfaces.
But the music was beautiful, and I felt special because I know two of the musicians. Aren’t I cultured?
On Saturday we headed to the Houston Museum of Natural History, where we wandered through the Cockrell Butterfly Center. And because I am lazy, I am not going to narrate our experience in the butterfly house but instead post pictures with lazy lazy captions. Excuse the mediocre quality of the images. These were taken with the camera on my cell phone.