Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Galveston - Moody Gardens
On our last full day in Houston, we drove down to Galveston. Emily found this neat "resort/conference center" called Moody Gardens. They have 3 "pyramids" that are different themed displays. We decided to see the Rainforest Pyramid. It was a really neat display of plants and animals found in the rainforest. We saw lots of different types of Macaws, which (I think) are my favorite birds because they are so colorful and have interesting personalities. There were also some beautiful flowers and plants throughout the display and I took this opportunity to experiment with some photo taking techniques - and some of the photos turned out quite beautifully.
We had lunch at a nice restaurant in the visitors center - and then we went to see a SpongeBob Squarepants movie in 4D. The technology has advanced so much in the development of 3D movies, and the addition of spraying water, puffing air, seat movement and other techniques really make you feel like you are in the movie.
After leaving Moody Gardens, we drove around Galveston Island to see some of the older buildings and the nice beaches. We then headed home - and again, Emma was asleep before we left the parking lot.
And, oh, by the way, the kids went hunting for frogs after dark tonight - and found 12 of them!! All Emily and I can say is "Ick!"