(Thank you Dallas)2

It’s not often that Houston says thanks to the Big D, but this time it’s well deserved.

First, thanks to the Dallas Morning News for naming Houston as their Texan of the Year! Pretty darn cool considering how we this love/hate relationship. The word seems to be all over Houston since at nearly every city meeting I attend, someone will mention this little factoid.

Second, I’d like to thank Bunny (famous Dallas blogger) for sending me a copy of the January 12th edition of Dallas Candy, which is all about Houston! They pointed out interesting things to do around the city, and this issue touched my curiosity (which is still legal in this state) to check out Howard Hughes’s grave at Glenwood Cemetery and then pop over to Prince’s Hamburgers for lunch.

So I drove around Glenwood and found the Hughes’s final resting spot.
The Hughes's's's's's's's's

The site has a locked gate around it, so I had to quickly climb on to the fence (do not try this at home) and snap a few photos holding my camera above my head so you could see…

… a better view of Howard, his father and mother.
Where did we go wrong?

… and a close-up of Howard (the stoopid rich recluse) Hughes’ portion of the marker.
The Aviator

On the way to visit the Hughes’s, I drove by Samuel Allen’s site:
Sam ALLEN... not Sam Adams

Wait… you don’t who Sam Allen is? You’ve heard of Allen’s Landing, no?
read... read... read... read...

As I drove around the cemetery, I realized nearly every famous person related to Houston was buried here. History abounds!!!

As long as cemeteries don’t creep you out, you’ll enjoy a walk (or leisure drive) around Glenwood.

So anyway, I drove to Prince’s Hamburgers along 59 and stopped in for one of their “classic” burgers. Here’s what I ordered for about $8:
ketchup does not look yummy when photographed... does it?

I’ve tried several different burger places in our city, and the burgers at Prince’s are pretty damn good! Their sauce is some kind of crushed tomato mixture and it’s sooooo good! I would recommend the onion rings as the fries are kind of blah.

The décor is very retro (shown below in retroscopic sepia tones)

… from my booth.

… and in front of the front counter.
more brown

In summary, thanks Dallas for reminding me that my adopted home of Houston is a kick ass place to explore.

Now if I could only find a girlfriend….

4 Comments so far

  1. Ricky (unregistered) on January 17th, 2006 @ 7:54 am

    It’s difficult to find a girlfriend in Houston unless you’re a multi-millionaire.

  2. katya (unregistered) on January 18th, 2006 @ 8:31 am

    I really wish they would start a Daily Candy email newsletter for the Houston area. What does Dallas, San Fran, NYC, Chicago and DC have that we don’t??? Bah.

  3. Sam (unregistered) on January 18th, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    Good catch on Samuel Allen, but Charlotte (buried next door) was the one who actually bankrolled the founding of Houston, they say – her husband, Augustus, and his brother John were the Allens of Allen’s Landing fame. Samuel was sort of a lesser-known Allen brother.

  4. Governor (unregistered) on January 20th, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

    Thanks Sam! How funny that Sam Allen’s tombstone is so impressive that it makes him look rather important.

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