Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westbelt
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Weather is a broken record, cloudy with a threat of rain. About an 80% threat of rain this afternoon. So we made plans for the morning.
First, we go downtown to Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens. It was the home of the daughter and sons of the first Texas native governor. His last name was Hogg. The sons were Michael, William, and James. The daughter was given a family name, Ima. Our guide on the tour ...
... we pulled into the turn lane. There were 3 lanes going into the center and only one gate open. They need help here!! Twenty minutes later we got through the gate to the parking lot. There were lots of school groups, most very well behaved. It was the kids with families that seemed to run everywhere like wild children. Oh well!
We took one trolley tour to the training facilities. Mostly ...
... did last time but I do like looking at the control room! Plus today the astronauts on the Space Station were conducting a spacewalk and when we arrived they were waiting for the pressure to equalise and get back in, so we got to see a live feed of people in space actually doing stuff which was cool.
Our plan fell apart after that though as by the time we were back on the tour car it was pouring! There are no sides to these cars and I stupidly ...
... there was a great deal of intermarriage between the Acadians and the African population (slave or former slave), as many of the later photos of the Acadian population showed quite dark-skinned people.
Several interesting factoids:
Prejudice did not stop with the settlement in Louisiana; for a long period, Louisiana outlawed French, and for two generations children were punished for speaking it anywhere on ...
... is bigger we found something that little ol' Perth had, even bigger!!
Anyways, we decided to go on a ride which was a glorified swing - $4 tickets per person. The kids were saying things like 'they're screaming and it's not even fast' - the tone of voice was dripping with contempt. So you can imagine their deadpan faces on the ride - not a glimmer of a smile, just a 'we're too cool for this sort of stuff' look. Having accused our kids of snobbery and ...