Last week we hosted the German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellowship program as they took a tour all over the City of Houston. We picked up the group of 7 Europeans (representing such countries like France, Austria and Romania, to name a few) from their hotel downtown and began our journey around H-town!
We wanted to take advantage of the remaining daylight we still had left so we made our first stop at the infamous Beer Can House which according to their website (http://www.beercanhouse.org), has over 50,000 beer cans on it.
The 2nd stop was the "We Love Houston" sign at the intersection of I-10 and Thompson. Parking is a little tricky over there so, if you decide to go on your own, it will need to be a quick stop.
3rd stop was the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park located in front of the Williams Tower in the Uptown District. This is a popular backdrop for tourists and locals alike. Many an engagement, prom and family portraits have been taken here. The waterwall was built in 1985 and renamed after Gerald D. Hines in 2009 for his impact on Houston architecture over the last six decades.
After the touristy stuff, we needed to get our grub on , so we stopped at Himalaya Restaurant (6652 Southwest Frwy, Houston, TX 77074 - http://himalayarestauranthouston.com) which is some of the best Authentic Indian and Pakistani food you will ever eat!
From there, we headed to Washington Avenue to take in some of the Houston nightlife and where else do you take some Europeans when they come to Houston, but Rebel's Honky Tonk (5002 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77006 - http://rebelshouston.com) for a little country western dancing and mechanical bull riding!
One of my favorite scenes from the trip was when we were pulled over on the side of the street waiting for everyone to unload, but the group stayed on the bus and just kept dancing on the bus!