Subject: RE: new to group
Hello Abby,

I'm new to the group too... I live in Pearland, TX, suburb of Houston, about halfway between Galveston and Houston.

Houston is very spread out, so it would be helpful to know what part of our fair city you'll be visiting.

Anyway, a trip to Galveston is fun... antiques and lots of other shops on the Strand.

Nearby is Moody Gardens with lots of things to see. Pyramid with tropical plants, beautiful butterflies, birds, an I-Max movie theater, also a nice, reasonably priced restaurant, etc.

NASA is in SE Houston and a trip there is interesting.

SW Houston and Galleria area is where the ''movers and shakers'' are. Chic shopping at the Galleria itself. Many good restaurants in the area.

DT Houston has been rejuvenated. Clubs, theater, lots of night life.

My favorite restaurant is Brennan's which is just outside the downtown area. Beware, it's pricey. Lots of very good restaurants here in every part of town though.

I'd write more, but unfortunately I'm a one hand typist since I broke my arm Sunday. Impatiently waiting for 6-8 weeks to be up.