Interesting title I imagine but they're related in that it's what happened to me this weekend.
I took a trip with my wife and some friends down to Houston to see the Lord of the Rings exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (why it's there I have no idea...), which was absolutely incredible.
At first I thought I'd been ripped off as we wandered slowly through the line which contained several photos and one miniature - but it turned out this was just the preshow "waiting for hours" line. Luckily the crowd wasn't that bad so it was more of a slow shuffle. Then the hall opened into a much larger area containing an amazing array (photos are not mine, just found them on the web) of costumes, miniatures, documentaries and models.
After the exhibit, it was off to dinner (not counting the stop at the gift shop but let's not go there...again anyway...). If you have never been, I highly recommend Fogo de Chao for an excellent meal. It is like a cascade of wonderfully cooked meat pouring over your table. Okay, that image may not be great but trust me - the food is. Even if you are vegetarian you should go for the salad bar (which non-vegs should avoid to save room) - check out the image (top banner)! I'll warn you that it is not inexpensive...let's face it, it is expensive, but well worth it for special occasions.