We went on an interesting drive this afternoon. After consulting Roadside America, a Guide to Tourist Oddities, we decided to go see a couple unique things here in South Houston.
On our way to our first stop we saw Reliant Stadium, Home of the Houston Texans.
A beautiful stadium with a movable roof.
The roof was open, and the area was preparing for Monday Night Football. We drove all around, pulling over frequently for photographs. The security officers were taking their places. There are tons of parking areas each with a special color code for special events such as tailgating parties.
Our second stop was The Giant Cross.
Over 170 feet high Sagemont Church Cross , taller than the Statue of Liberty (not counting its pedestal). it is in the yard of one of Houston's “mega” Churches, Sagemont Church. The horizontal beam is 60 feet long. The cross is lit at night and is visible for miles. At the base is a 2,500 square foot platform for special events such as weddings.
Can you find Marsha in the picture? She is small small compared to this cross.
Church officials say they want the cross to serve as a symbol of hope. Man was it HUGE!
Our third and final stop was a field full of metal sculptures.
It is located at Texas Pipe and Supply, Highway 288 and Belfort on the southbound side of 288 just south of Bellfort Blvd. The Texas Pipe and Supply call this "The Eclectic Menagerie Park". This was something to see! We pulled over on the entrance ramp and turned on our flashers to wander among the large metal sculptures. There is lots of detail in many of these sculptures.
There was a soldier,
a rocket ship,
a modern fighter plane,
Close up of some of the detail.
Why they picked this one of do…who knows.
We called this Monster Man.
Keep your fingers out of his mouth.
If you look real close, you can see a bird standing on the motor.
This spider was pretty neat. The eyes were HUGE.
Marsha was attacked by one of the sculptures.
This was our favorite. Check out the bling on the legs and head band of the middle cow.
There were lots more. What an interesting adventure. Be sure to check out Roadside America for interesting and unique oddities in your area!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!