BG hi. Help me plan a good/cool/etcetc route through Houston and other areas in south Texas. I know I have tons of driving ahead, but I'm actually stoked to get away for a week or so. So please recommend anything even remotely near where I'll be. Except for some work obligations, everything is very flexible.
I'll be in Houston on Sunday May 6th and then I'll be free the evening after checking in at the Hyatt North--hopefully by 7-8pm. I guess I'll be hanging out northbelt-ish and looking for points of interest! I've only been to Houston once, and that was nothing but 2 taxi rides, 2 flights immediately sandwiching a meeting. But this time I'll be there and curious and looking for fun.
Then I has work stuffs all Monday (no idea what doin mon night) then work stuffs til ~3pm Tuesday afternoon. After that, I have no obligation other than to be checked-in in Victoria southwest of Houston. I'm game to stay in/around Houston late enough to get there maybe ~2-3am or later even if good times are a get. I'll be driving through Sugar Land / SW Houston area from Northbelt area.
More work stuffs all over some south tejas areas until May 14th. Then the mission is return to the TX panhandle and get D3 inc from amazon (at which point mission is vacation + diablo 3. aurik and you other hc d3 peeps be rdy 4srs)
I'll be taking a pit stop in Austin. Where else should I go?
I may end up leaving from somewhere west of Victoria near or around Alice. Then I'd probably start back north through San Antonio. Or I leave from Victoria. Either way, Austin will be got. And home will happen. Just no real rush.
I could just attack the highways and vroom I-35 to FW and US-287 through Wichita Falls. Or stay south more and work west and find a more scenic route. For example, I was looking at north on TX-70 from Dickens all the way across I-40. Or I could even detour back through Houston for sumfin.
What should I do? My job requires a lot of windshield time (kinda desensitized to it), and now I get to use some to see cities/areas new to me. So even if an idea someone throws out requires a significant detour before my next destination, it's still a possibility.