The Westin Houston Downtown
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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 ...
... isn’t the same as it is in San Francisco.
Today the roof of the stadium was open since it was a nice day, in the low 80’s with plenty of clouds blocking out the sun. The roof can be closed for bad weather of any type.
The Astros started out fast and kept a lead into the 7th inning when the Mariners got hot, and an error of two by the Astros, allowed Seattle to tie the game. The Astros ended up scoring another ...
... No, Thanks as United tries to sell me stuff. The machine spits out the boarding passes and a young man appears with baggage tags. I ask him which terminal we are flying into at Heathrow. He has no idea. He asks the lady working next to him. She says she thinks it's Terminal 1. I tell them I know that's not right. My young man calls over Miranda. She arrives and he tells her my question. She ...
... 7.2 seconds - Mase is my trusty almanac on this matter.
Other events were Bareback Bronco Riding, Team Roping, Saddleback Bronco Riding, Steer Wresting and Bull Riding. The team roping event involved two cowboys herding a steer with one cowboy lassoing the steer's head and the other cowboy following up by lassoing the two rear legs to immobilise the animal.
Steer wrestling was fast and furious - two cowboys and steer race off simultaneously, with ...