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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 ...
... have been retired. America has partnerships with many countries including Russia for space explorations. There was also Space X equipment there. Next stop was some rockets that we could walk around. The best was the Saturn 5 rocket that was lying on its side. It took 5+ minutes to walk the length and back. It’s a really big rocket. Overall, the tour was OK, but not great. The second tour ...
... fondue, its chocolate fondue for desert!! Fruit, marshmallows, cakes, oh my god so good!! There are loads of chocolate options too, but we kept it simple with a milk chocolate fondue. I want to try some of the others though, like the smores fondue or the chilli chocolate Mexican fondue, or the Kahlua fondue!! That’s a long paragraph about fondue… but I think it conveys how much I loved it. Fondue is the best!
... but if you can swallow that, the movie is fast-moving and entertaining, and Tom Cruise (not a favorite of mine) is pretty good. My major complaint is that this movie follows the trend of keeping a lot of scenes in the dark. I don't know what the objection is to sufficient lighting, but I find it difficult to follow the action when it happens in mostly-darkness.
Tomorrow: NASA and then the Houston Astros game.
... of the rocket had a 3.6m diameter and were the length of a medium size car. Those engines were just to get the rocket from earth into space before being jettisoned!!
Mase just cannot imagine sitting atop the barely controlled explosion which is a Saturn rocket launch and letting yourself be propelled into space - scary stuff!
We also saw a presentation about life up in space and something that fascinated me was how they recycle all liquids on the ...