Saturday night, after the convention, we wandered through Downtown Houston. They are doing some good work there with the light raid, a developing entertainment district along North Main, and with many loft apartments under development. Still, walking through Downtown can be a bit surreal. Downtown is largely a contrast between parking lots and skyscrapers. Other than a few relics, most buildings below five stories have been scraped away. The unfortunate thing is that is likely that many of those lots will remain vacant until the owners decide that another massive building is feasible. It is doubtful that those lots will be redeveloped on a human scale. Still, we ended the evening with a fine and relaxing pedicab ride across Downtown back to our hotel. There may yet be hope for Downtown Houston.