Red Carpet Inn Houston
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... along the queue for an hour, we could see other passengers onboard sitting on their balconies watching the rest of us poor saps. At least we had some nice folks to talk to and everybody was certainly in a good mood.
We finally got on board and to our stateroom on the 11th floor and it was all worth it. Annette splurged and got us a mini-suite with a balcony positioned kind of aft-ish of midship.
We did a little exploring and ...
... br> Lunch: Goode’s Barbecue for Texas style barbecue (brisket). Yum-yum! Brisket, cole slaw, Texas toast with jalapeņos, and beans. Jim had pinto beans with jalapeņos while Barbara had Austin style baked beans (beans, pork belly, pieces of brisket, red bell peppers, onions and apples-what a surprise). Both were delicious.
Next we thought we’d shop at the Galleria Mall. Big mistake! ...
... br> exploration. It showed how the ISS was conceived and built, and discussed the cooperation between nations to build and operate it. There were great clips of space walks including one where the astronaut stepped back off the ISS with the earth in the background that made
many in the audience, including Barbara, groan. There was also information about the Orion project—travel to Mars. ...
... storm overnight. There was no way around so we had to back track and find an alternative route home. We found our way eventually and everyone was keen for lunch by this time as it took a lot longer than anticipated.
After lunch we headed down to the lake on our property for a fish. Mike and Nicci were lucky enough to catch a fish each.
We headed back to the house to watch the ...
... and we pull up to Terminal 1 at 7:46 after a long 76-minute taxi ride. Thankfully there’s a flat rate to the airport: 210 pesos ($42.77).
Mike and I joined the back of the United Airlines Premier Access check-in line, which was incredibly long – but shorter than the Economy Class line, which stretched forever. United has only nine check-in counters here, with two Boeing 767s departing tonight for Houston and Newark. We waited in line for about 25 ...