Candlewood Suites La Porte
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Our main reason for being in Houston was to visit the Johnson Space Center (JSC). We arrived at 10am and got a spot right by the entrance, because there were not many people there. We immediately jumped on the site tour. First stop was the actual ground control center used for the 60s to 80s rocket launches. The current ground control center is one floor down. Second stop on the tour was a building where they are developing vehicles and ...
... a weekend so the traffic was not too bad. Seabrook is a really nice seaside town. For dinner we found an independent restaurant called Seabrook Classic Cafe. Sam had crab cakes and I had chicken schnitzel, and we shared a homemade key lime pie for dessert. The food was really yummy and there were lots of locals both eating in and taking out so it was a good ...
... the general. Out of 900 Texan troops, General Sam Houston lost 9 men. There are memorials throughout the battlefield to the fallen Texas soldiers.
On the same grounds as the battlefield is the Battleship Texas. It was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving battleship to have served in World War I and World War II. She served as a flagship for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She earned 7 ribbons for her service in WWII. ...
... we toured a local craft brewery - Saint Arnold's. Their tour was limited but the admission did come with free beer so Dessa was happy.
We did have some false starts. The Art Car Museum was closed for
renovations (although I'm not sure we missed much given it was housed in
a small garage). The Waugh Street bats were also a no show. You'd
think out of a colony of several ...
... though (the one thing I don't miss about real cities) because of a couple accidents, and poorly designed highway systems. The latter is also a reason why my daily commute takes as long as it does. They have not updated the highway to deal with the higher traffic flow, and probably never will. Anyway, the weekend was a lot of fun, and I am excited to see what else Houston has to offer during my time ...