(Closed) Taking a road trip to Texas in Spring! – Help me plan!

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Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Houston has a ton of great things to see and do!

If you like craft beer, there are a few breweries in town, Saint Arnold is the oldest craft brewery in Texas, and they have a great lunch with a view of downtown every day. The other craft breweries have tour/open houses on weekends, they are Karbach Brewing Company, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, and 8th Wonder Brewing Company.

Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Houston Zoo are all in the same area of town, and a GREAT resource! Fun, plus HMNS has a new paleo hall which is INCREDIBLE and the butterfly exhibit is good, too.

Outside of the Museum District, there are a number of other great museums like the Menil Collection, which is the largest private gallery open to the public (or at least close to it), the Art Car Museum and the Orange Show. 

 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

By may it is HOT lol . 90 degrees usyall? Hottest gets to over a hundred though that’s usually more into summer. I live in Houston & it us eh. The museum district is downtiwn w various museums which you can get to through the metro rail or walking even (driving there is crazy!) . The galleria is ok usually full but nice stores .

like pp said, I’d ixnay Houston & go to san antonio esp river walk so nice!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@BellaDee:  Those months can be kind of strange…. it has been known to still be a little chilly in May. I had my husband’s 30th birthday party in May a few years ago and it was almost too cold of the pool.

I dont mean that you would have to wear a jacket lol but it wont be so hot you cant deal!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Well right now its only 69 ha ha. No snow for us! The weather varies a bit the past month its been between 30 & 80 I believe. Yeah, maybe march / April .

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@BellaDee:  If you travel in April you can see lots of blue bonnets if that interests you.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@BellaDee:  There’s a good chance you’ll encounter 90 degree weather. Don’t think you’ll get 60s but you never know around here. Houston is humid!

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@sugar_biscuit:  good point! I love the bluebonnets!

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Travel Nut here… Mr TTR & I are semi-retired, and Travelling is a real passion for us.  And WE LOVE Road Trips !!  They aren’t for everyone, but they certainly are a great way to SEE the world and an inexpensive way to go places… as long as one has the time required.

Assuming that your WBee Locator is correct (Lower Hudson Valley, NY) then the shortest route according to GOOGLE MAPS is almost 2,000 Kms (one way) and about 28 Hours of Driving Time (this is an estimate based on posted speed limits, no traffic, and would be if you drove right thru… without breaks /stops).  And this route is almost all Interstate… so not the most scenic… but quick !!

GOOGLE MAPS = http://goo.gl/maps/77OKg

Lol, I started my Map above on the Bear Mountain Bridge… as it is one of the prettiest spots I know on the Lower Hudson.

Anyhow… this is definitely a Road Trip to discovery for you guys !!

Mr TTR & I haven’t done all of this… but we have cetainly done some of it in our Travelling Adventures !!

I would say that BOTH Nashville & Memphis are worth a stop enroute… an extra day for each of them… especially if you are into music…

We LOVE Memphis in particular… Beale Street Bars & Clubs – Blues Music – Memphis Soul – Peabody Ducks – Civil Rights Museum (at the Lorraine Hotel) – Sun Records – Graceland etc.

A good place to stay is the Hampton Inn just a half-block off of Beale… super convenient to everything !!

For the return trip, if you have the time, you could EAST to New Orleans (worth a few nights) and then coming back from there you can cut back up thru Mississippi & Alabama on thru Birmingham towards Knoxville, where you can get back on the I-81 headed northbound.

GOOGLE MAPS = http://goo.gl/maps/ELPa6

New Orleans stop or not tho, this is the shortest route back to the Lower Hudson out of Houston.

Hope this helps,

PS… Curious, how much time do you guys have for this whole adventure ??  As there is a lot of land here to be covered.

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If you go to Dallas, you have to visit Dealy Plaza and the Six Floor Museum where JFK was shot.  Not the most happy spot to visit, but it’s interesting nonetheless. 

If you go to Houston, you have to go visit Space Center (NASA). 

And like other PP have said, Austin has great wineries and food!

Hope you guys have fun!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@BellaDee:  If you want those temperatures you need to come to Houston right now. In April and May it will more than likely be in the 80s or 90s and very humid.

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