The Darling Homemaker

The Darling Homemaker

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Texas Travel Part Two

Hello lovelies,
During our jaunt to the North Texas Gulf Coast we visited The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Hermann Park, and traveled to Galveston to visit two historical homes.  The museum offers a variety of exhibitions archeology, space science, natural science to name a few.  We had so much fun visiting the hall of paleontology, and learning how life existed in former geologic periods according to their fossils.

Up next was visiting The Hall of Ancient Egypt.
The mummification of the body was done to perfection.  It was amazing to take a closer look at a real Egyptian mummy.
Nefertari was beautiful...
Then we made our way into The Hall of Gems and Minerals.  The gallery displays a collection of more than 600 unusual minerals specimens, and gemstones some of which are carved into beautiful objects.

Also, we walked over to Hermann Park adjacent to the museum, and fell in love with the architecture of this Chinese gazebo.  It was constructed to commemorate those Chinese workers who built half of the first transcontinental railroad.

It is a wonderful place to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of city.
Last, we drove to Galveston, Texas.  I just love Galveston mainly for all their historic locations.  I've been to Galveston a couple of times, and love visiting the historical homes and just viewing the old buildings as we drive by.  Two historical homes we visited were the Bishop's Palace and Ashton Villa.

The Bishop's Palace was a private home by Col.Walter Gresham during 1886.  It was then purchased by the Houston Galveston Diocese's bishop where he lived until his death. 
 All the furnishing inside the home is authentic.  The staircase is breathtaking.

Oh my word! I just fell in love with the stove in the kitchen.

Looking out the window of the master bedroom.
One of my favorite places in the house was the sun room. 

Taking a break sitting in the front of the bishop's palace veranda.
Also, I found the details of the metal rails to be exceedingly attractive.
Last,we visited the Ashton Villa. It was restored in 1859 and details all the lavish architecture work. It is mainly used for social events, and not a museum home, therefore we could only walk outside the home.

 My son and I stood right in the place where supposedly ghostly apparitions become visible which is in front of a palm tree, but we did not get to encounter any, maybe we scared them away...

That is all for now...



  1. Looks like a fun trip! The Bishop's Palace is breathtaking!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Heide and leaving me a comment. You have made my day! and yes, the trip was a whole lot of fun...

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