We arrived in Houston late and our group stayed between 2 staff members’ homes. I was thrilled to discover that I would be sharing my room with a taxidermy wild turkey. In the morning I took some photos of other taxidermy in the house before we left.. here is an armadillo!
Half of the team went over to a latino flea market in Pearland, TX while I went to the ACLU of Texas office near downtown Houston. It was really hot in houston – about 85 in the morning. Apparently this was a pretty cool day… ack!
It was great to meet with everyone – the van came to pick me up and I got to take a photo of the entire staff holding the poster.
We then left the Houston ACLU office and headed over to the flea market in Pearland to meet the rest of the team.
Here’s everyone petitioning – in the distance you can see someone being interviewed for the news.
A shot of the inside of the flea market (it is huge). One of the vendors (below) sold elote – a traditional Mexican snack… a mixture of warm sweet white corn (or yellow), mayo, cotija cheese, and hot sauce. YUM. This was quite possibly the BEST thing I ate on the entire trip. I am still craving it really bad… nothing like the real thing! The vendor at this stand hung up our poster (and Dulce autographed it)!
After this short visit we all piled in the van again and started our long journey to New Orleans, where we would pick up our videographer and other teammate, who flew there ahead of us the day before.