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... a good sized bird flying nearby and tried to figure out what it was. Kinda looked like a pelican, but was too small and had no pouch. There were quite a few of these birds pacing the ship along with the seagulls. There were so many cargo ships (I counted 19 within sight at one time) and even the Colonel, a paddlewheel that passed VERY close to us.
Annette sat down in a lounge chair and when she glanced to the side saw a very funny little bird ...
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 ...
... a ride by buildings with the
guide telling us what went on in each building. We went into one building however where there were modules and training facilities, but there was nothing going on that we could see. A pretty quiet day at the training lab. One interesting thing was a Soyuz capsule and a Zarys module which are used to go back and forth to the International Space Station (ISS) now that ...
So got 4-5 hours of horizontal sleep at the Hyatt Regency in Houston early this AM. Had my 1/2 hour work out, showered, and have had brunch. On the way back to airport now. Let's see what this day brings as far as curve balls.
Best things are got texts from Lydia this AM already in BA and have plans for the night! Also, shared a cab to hotel last night with a 50ish woman from Calgary who is Argentinian and dances tango! She's going back to Argentina to take care of some ...
... which was a nice way to reminisce on our time here and some of the highlights.
As we leave we've taken a picture of the entry to our apartment and a sign outside the neighbour's apartment across from us explaining their home security rationale!
Our next blog will be from Hawaii, so it's a farewell to Houston and the lovely people who've made our time here so enjoyable. Thanks to our God for keeping us safe all the days of the months of this year we've been here.