mat_blog

November 23, 2016

Houston – no problems :) and New Orleans

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , — mat @ 5:24 am

Departure at IAH was 30 min before ETA. Cleared immigration and customs fast but it took 30 min to get the rental car. AirBnB shelter was great, the host was really nice and everything way well arranged. We started early morning with a breakfast at Dunlavys , closed to Buffalo Bayon park. Pretty location, coffee similar to an Italian cappuccino :)


Because Mandy has never been before into an american shopping mall we did this Houston downtown @ TheGalleria mall. Spent almost 2 hrs  :)

Next stop was the Museum district, unfortunately the Museum of Contemporary Art is closed on Mondays. But the Jung center was open , a small exhibition in the Main Hall and a small bookshop with a lot of psychology literature and books. We were unable to find the Roktoh Chapel but had a nice quick lunch at a shop that sells Texas food like pulled pork and brisket. Tasty. After a rest we entered a Wal-Mart supermarket. Just for shower gel and a bag. Check. Dinner at BB’s a local chain which serves Cajun food and burger. The South Texas spicy burger … wow ;) 


Had a chat with our host and some beers and we were talking about everything and anything. I found out that the power outlet doesn’t work , which means I was unable to recharge the GPS. Hertz staff in Houston was not helpful so we started by using Google maps heading towards New Orleans. I 10 was ok so far and it took us 6 hrs for 350 miles. We switched the car at the airport Hertz subsidiary, no probs at all and we got a Jeep instead of the Nissan. And power outlet works like a charm :)

Seems we are unable to arrive with daylight and so we checked in after 6pm at the hotel. Parked the car in a public garage which is half the price than the valet parking, 20$ /24 hrs. Fair. For sure we were a kind of hungry and found a restaurant which is called The Butcher. This in combination with Star Wars is an awesome place , see the pics. And food is Cajun and great.


So even it’s late we need to do laundry and first time that we use a machine at a hotel. Works. For tomorrow we booked a 4 hrs swamp tour, don’t have enough time to discover it by ourselves. 

Powered by WordPress