This past Labor Day weekend, my husband and I decided to stay in town, and use our free time to catch up with friends, do projects around the house, and have a Houston based date night. We did just that, and we had a great time! I am having a crash day today to recuperate from all the fun!
Our date night found us at the Museum of Natural History where we visited the special "Secrets of the Silk Road: Mystery Mummies From China"exhibit, finally released from China for a run in America. We found it intriguing! Let's see... what I remember the most would be:
- The absolutely gorgeous 3,800 year old mummy, "Beauty of Xiaohe." Her delicate eyelashes, thick auburn hair, high cheekbones and full lips... amazing. Looks like she is lying there taking a nap. AND... evidently she was a traveler... as she was Caucasian.
- There was a stone grave marker with a beautiful cross carving, and an explanation that there was evidence of Christian missionaries from the West who brought the Gospel to the East... all those many years ago.
The Silk Road extending from Southern Europe through The Arabian Peninsula, Somalia, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Java-Indonesia, and Vietnam until it reaches China. Land routes are red, water routes are blue. (Photo from Wilkepedia.)
- A mummy baby... so sweet, evidently so cherished... buried with a baby bottle made from the udder of a goat.
- A pair of sunglasses! You must take a peek at these thousands of years old glasses.
Google Image courtesy of Bowers Museum
There is SO much more to see, but I don't want to reveal all the "Secrets,"... so you must add this to your date night wish list!
Afterwards, we stopped in at The Chocolate Bar for Creamy Dreamy Truffle ice cream. Whoa boy! What a treat. A good place to pick up gifts, too.
Friday night we invited friends for dinner. David introduced us to a great new game, "Settlers of Catan."
I do not enjoy the game, Risk, and thought it might be like that. But it moved much faster... more action. It has been the "Best-Selling Game of the Year," both in the U. S. And Germany. We LOVED it... so, check it out!
Saturday... "Girls Night Out" at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaraunt in the Woodlands. With that great bunch of gals, we laughed... and ate some great food! (Caution: wall art here is like you see in Rome. What a shame.) The guys went to Fogo de Chão, a Brazillian steakhouse like no other! It was a bachelor's party of sorts, for David, before he gets back into town in December just in time for his wedding! They laughed too... enjoying each other's company... and overeating all that "man" food!
SO... we did not go out of town, but had a grand Labor Day weekend nonetheless! And we managed to paint a wall in our home, too! A lovely "brown paper bag" color. (Much lovelier than it sounds)
Ahhh... precious times! But I admit, staying home and enjoying the serenity of a rainy day is a perfect "recoupe" for a fun-filled holiday weekend!