A good excuse for a spring outing in the country:The gigantic Antique Weekend in the Round Top/Warrenton area in the country, about 1 1/2 hour's drive from Houston.
"Preview Weekend" is Wednesday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 30. (Venders are setting up and offer bargains to each other and anyone else who comes.) Antique Weekend is Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3. About 2,000 vendors participate, strung out along the road for several miles, selling everything under the sun. Additionally, there are many indoor venues with finer antiques. Some, with finer antiques, charge admission. You can find more information at: www.antiqueweekend.com .