Travel Houston Part II
In part I we posted up 3 FREE things to do in Houston if you're traveling with a family with small children. There is also a really great park to go to that you could easily spend a whole day at. There are things that cost but there are also things you can do completely free and still have a great time to fill your memory banks and it's called Hermann Park.
We started our day moseying about the grounds taking in all the sites and trails through the park.
General Sam Houston, sitting atop his horse, Saracen, has watched over the entrance to Hermann Park at Montrose and Main streets since 1925. The bronze sculpture was created by Enrico Filiberto Cerrachio (1880-1956) and was funded by the Women’s City Club. Frank Teich (1856-1939) sculpted the massive granite arch that Sam supports Sam Houston and his horse. The iconic statue was lovingly restored by the Houston Municipal Art Commission in 1996.
It's never too early to spend father daughter time talking through the simplest things of life.
And you're bound to run into a squirrel that is completely too hot to care...
After feeding the ducks we walked across a bridge to the paddle boats for a trip around the ponds.
They were only $10 for all three of us!
Later that night, Poetica watched her first play, Shakespeare at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.
All year round there seems to be beauty at the McGovern Centennial Gardens.
We ended our day the the museum where we could cool off from the rising sun of Houston to run around the gift shop and moving lights on the floor of the museum hall entrance.
Theres far too much more to do and things worth spending money on like the Butterfly Center, train ride and zoo if you're into those things. But if you're trying to keep your budget low, pack a picnic, a bathing suit for the splash pads, and some walking shoes to discover the paths along the 80 acres of Brays bayou.
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