9 July 2016

Hong Kong Market

John's ongoing search for Prawn Crackers took us to Chinatown in Houston
and to the Hong Kong Market.

The smell inside immediately took me back to Kowloon in the early 1970s.

There was strange fish in buckets.  I think these are Cuttlefish but I'm not sure.

Lots of interesting looking vegetables

and roots

and three whole isles dedicated to "Noodles"

We spent ages looking around and trying to figure out what things were.
We came back with veg, fish and sauces.

No Prawn Crackers :( 

8 July 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science | Sugarland

Teenage one was working again today and I didn't fancy doing the ironing
so hubby and I used a Groupon voucher for a local museum.
Yes!!  I know.  You have to pay to get into a museum here and it's not cheap!! 

We went to the Natural Science Museum in Sugarland.
Thankfully we didn't pay much as we were in and out in an hour and that was with us having a go on all the touchy feely exhibits for the kids!!

There was Petrified wood, which is amazing.

Strange looking crystals.  I like this one as the bit on the right looks like a Hedgehog.

These Citrine geodes were huge (which is why that lady is sneakily on the left so you can see how big!!)

 There was a T Rex

 and a Stegosaurus

and I had great fun with sound waves and polystyrene balls

After spreading it out over an hour we picked up a coffee and a sandwich and had lunch in a nearby park.  We weren't there long as the temperature was 98C.
A bit too warm and humid for a picnic!!

4 July 2016

Happy 4th of July

This was our third 4th of July in Texas
and this year was a lot quieter.
The Teenager was working an 8 hour shift
and hubby and I just pottered around all day.

 John made BBQ ribs and fried chicken along with corn and salad.

followed by cheesecake.  (He didn't make that!!)
I was going to make 4th of July cupcakes but the ribs were in the oven for 4 hours!!

We had dinner once the Teenager was back then sat out on the porch 

listened to Luke Bryan and waited for the sun to go down.

We watched the neighbourhood fireworks 

and I managed to get the second photo of the Teenager this year.

All in all a good day.