We had some special guests in town a couple of weekends ago and I wanted to show them something different. I read of some interesting places and thought, oh what the heck. And boy did they deliver!
The first stop was a huge field full of plaster sculptures of the American presidents done by a local artist. It’s actually the same artist who did the Sam Houston statue on the drive between Houston and Dallas. This place is bizarre but so fun.
He also had some Beatles statues. So crazy.
Oh hey there, Obama. Just holdin’ hands with my cuz!
How funny is this?! E looks like she was plucked straight off the set of Rosanne circa 1992. What a ragamuffin.
Then our next stop was the Glenwood Cemetery! Oooooohhh. That’s strange and unusual you might say. Ah but I myself am, strange and unusual.
This cemetery is the final resting place of many of Houston’s biggest players. Some big oil money, the Hobby family (of airport fame), and oddly, Howard Hughes. It gets great reviews on yelp so I definitely wanted to check it out. Don’t worry, they expect visitors. They have maps and walking tours. They just ask that you dress appropriately and do not jog or ride bikes in groups of more than four. ??? I’ll let my jogging buddies know.
I think we got the earliest birthday at around 1816.
At one point one of the babies was crying and a jogger came from around the corner and said something to the effect of, “It’s pretty eerie hearing a baby cry in here!” Hahahaha.
A loved gnawing on a apple. Loved it.
I saw a couple of these. They were my favorite. Very moving.
Then we ended our strange trip on a high note with a fun lunch. Such a great weekend!
Here we’re trying to train a new in-house family photographer. It’s tricky because the camera is pretty unwieldy for her little hands. So, I’ve shown all my cards here and now if you come to visit you’ve already seen the good stuff. We’ll have to keep exploring to find more!