Studio 6 Houston Northwest
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... this afternoon one of the RV dealership's had Happy Hour where they served margaritas to the attendees. We all stood around socializing and talking about the new coaches, what is wrong and right with them.
Tomorrow will be more of the same. There are not many seminars to attend, the evening entertainment is mostly country music (and you know how we like country music) and we have already worn out the vendors and ...
... After the tour we looked at the space artefacts and watched a few movies/documentaries. There isn't as much to see and do at the center compared to Kennedy so we left at about 3pm a little disappointed (spoiled perhaps at going to Kennedy first). For dinner we got some Chinese food and called it a night. The Chinese good wasn't that good - Sam had Mongolian Chicken (lots of onion) and I had sweet and sour pork (too sweet, or not enough sour ...
... the menu boards. Only ONE place, Starbucks, had salads. They had two - one with meat, one vegetarian. Other than that nothing fresh was offered...I was (and still am) appalled. Having had enough walking for a bit, we lined up to take a Tram Tour. We chose the blue tour as it visited the new Mission Control center and Rocket Park. I was excited to go to Mission Control. Our tram stopped along the way at a memorial grove, a stand of oak trees planted in memory of ...
... is included in the tour.
After lunch, we headed off to several of the working buildings where astronauts train. These consist of a wide variety of mock-ups of space equipment--the space station, the prototypes for Mars mission equipment, and the space shuttle. A big difference between our tour and the regular tram tour is that the Level 9 tour gets you onto the floor of these buildings and in among all the mockups, while the ...
... battled severe fog warnings to get to the airport but luckily made it in one piece.
By the time we'd got our bags, and made it to the car the fog was starting to lift some so the drive "home" entailed nothing much more than rush hour traffic once off the toll road and driving rain *shiver*. For us cold blooded creatures who prefer to dwell in the tropics the air temperature was quite a shock with the high for the day being only ...