Sunday Adventure: Hermann Park

Today was too beautiful to just stay inside, so I took Jack to the park to get some fresh air.  Since we now live inside the Loop and very close to Hermann Park, I loaded up the boy, grabbed my new point and shoot, Nikon COOLPIX S6300, and headed to the park to take a few pictures.

The first place we stopped was Miller Outdoor Theatre.  It took so long for us to find a parking spot, Jack was cranky and hungry, so I decided to sit down in the shade and relative privacy of the theatre to nurse him a little.  This has always been one of my favorite places in Houston.  This is one of the first places Dennis showed me, way back before I moved to Houston, because he knew how much I love theatre.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

We walked over to the reflection pool after Jack was done nursing.

From there we wandered over to the lake to watch the pedal boats.  This sort of reminds me of watching the row boats in Central Park; just a little.  When Jack is older, we're definitely going to rent a boat.  It looks like so much fun!

I didn't realize the park has it's own gift shop.  It's been years since I've been to this side of the park.

After watching the boaters for a bit, we went over to the Japanese Gardens.  

Jack fell asleep in the sling, so I decided it was time to head home.

We parked near the Houston Museum of Natural Science, so we meandered back in that direction.

All in all, a lovely way to spend the afternoon.  As much as I wish we got winter weather here, I can't deny how beautiful it was today.

1 comment

  1. Hi, I'm the photo editor with National Parks Conservation Association. Can we have your permission to use one of these images for a urban parks report?

    Please drop me a note at

    Thank you!



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