Drury Inn & Suites Houston Near The Galleria
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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 ...
Another drive today, this time to Seabrook which is 20 minutes south of Houston. It was a 4 hour drive and we were surprised by the amount of greenery and trees around during the drive. We expected more sparse areas, desert and brown. The drive took us right through Houston, and it got a little hairy driving through it because of some crazy drivers. Fortunately ...
... of a teacher :)
But it's good to be home.
In the span of a month...
We went to 8 National Parks: Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Yosemite
National Park, Crater Lake, Olympic National Park, Yellowstone, Grand
Teton, and Rocky Mountains.
My Top 8, in order would be:
3. Crater Lake
5. Rocky Mountain
7. Grand Canyon
8. Petrified Forest
to say every ...
... or places we needed to be at anytime, and yet if often felt like we were late for something. Galveston itself had some amazing homes and housing that stretched for miles along the shoreline. Holiday homes on stilts looking out to sea. They are surrounded by this industrial jungle which are the refineries, but steadily you are reminded of the beach and the sea as the place is very flat as is most of Texas. We put the top down and cruised the line of houses ...
... saw the barbeque to end all barbeques! We went to the Salt Lick BBQ and joined hundreds of other people at an awesome all you can eat BBQ. The meat was cooked on giant (XXXL) barbies with Mesquite wood and mopped (yes, literally a mop was used) with great sauce. Add to that authentic potato salad, ‘slaw’ and southern style beans and you have a feast! We topped off a fantastic day with drinks downtown on the famous 6th St. On the advice of Paul, we called in for ...