California Trip -- Day 20
We are nearing the end of our trip and wanted to take some time to see several sights in Houston that we didn't get to see on the way out.
Our first stop in the morning was to the National Museum of Funeral History. Yes...you read that correctly... This place was the coolest place I think I have ever been. It was a museum totally devoted to the art of the funeral. It contained hearses, unique coffins, and other things that are related to the funeral. There was a traveling exhibit about the death of Pope John Paul II and the whole exhibit was in regards to the burial and funeral of a Pope. Ironically, the theme of the entire museum was "Any day above ground is a good day."
We then went to the Houston Holocaust Museum. What a contrast to the tongue in cheek of the funeral museum. The Holocaust Museum was a very solemn place. It was full of the stories, artifacts, and memories of the holocaust. There was much to read and much information to digest. We spent a long time there reading and being quiet at the enormity of the atrocity. There were no picture taking allowed in the museum. What a history!
We then hit the road. We made it as far as Baton Rouge, Louisiana before deciding to stop for the evening. We are going to try to make the rest of the trip tomorrow.