Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Weekend Snow Daze: Wonderwild and the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Last weekend was all about snow (and for the sake of this entry, the weekend was Friday and Saturday.)

Lovely, large, picturesque snowflakes fell from the sky on Friday. This foreign white stuff from the sky cleared the roads nicely. The remaining traffic was remarkably unstupid; proper distances were maintained, signal lights used, etc. It was on this snow day the we three finally got to visit Wonderwild. An indoor playground for kids (pre-walkers, walkers) and on that day a 39 year-old birthday boy.

Zoe and Rob @ Wonderwild - Houston, TX, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

White, clean and cavernous, the playground was built in part of a commercial park not too far from the Heights neighborhood in Houston ( 707 N Shepherd Dr, Ste 500). Started by an Arts Institute instructor, the place has a modern aesthetic and artwork from Houston artists on the walls.

For quite some time, we had the whole place to ourselves and it was nice. Eventually some other parents realized what we already had (that braving the snow meant fewer people to share the place with) and started filtering in. One little boy could be heard screaming in joy before he was even seen. He raced by all, with eyes solely on the multi-story climbing gym. Definitely a do over.

Saturday was spent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for Snow Flurry day. The museum imported 80,000 lbs of snow for the kids to play in. The morning was sunny and lovely, and our little girl enjoyed tromping around in the white stuff.

Zoe - Houston Museum of Natural Science, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

After she was done playing, we got free admission to the museum. All in all, a nice weekend out and about. A good start to the season.

1 comment:

Rondell said...

Y'all still got some them Hurricane Trina people over there in Houston?