Trip Start Aug 07, 2006
52Trip End Jul 2007
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The capital city of the state of Texas and the fourth largest city in America. The suburbs of Houston stretch as far as 50 miles north, south, west and east out of the city centre. Big people, big food and great accents.
The main reason for our visit to Houston was to watch a Houston Astros Baseball Game. This was Doug's wish - it was my turn to go along with it, particularily as he allowed me to roam around Rodeo Drive looking at all the expensive shops in Beverley Hills.
The game was obviously meant to be as we were given free tickets for the game by a local guide outside the stadium. We approached the guide just to double check that we were at the correct side of the building in order to buy tickets. The gentleman asked us how many tickets we required - we said that we wanted 2, he pulled out 2 spare tickets from his pocket and gave them to us. Apparently a guy had approached him and asked him to give the 2 free tickets to anyone that he wanted. We had fantastic field seats - we had panoramic views of Minute Maid Stadium and could easily see the actioni from the field. \\
The atmosphere was electric - it was so loud, a great affair! Row upon row were packed tight with either Astros supporters or Cardinels supporters. Doug bought an astros top (a big tick in the box for him) and I bought myself a cap - for those days when I am having a really bad travelling head day. I really enjoyed the game - Doug new all of the rules and so explained certain things to me as and when. Although it is a little like rounders so they basic rules were there for me.
The game lasted for 3 hours - the Astrsos did not win, however there were some fantastic home runs and ball catches.
Apart from this, our time spent in Houston has mostly been relaxing. Doug is completely better from the chest infection - however I am taking a little longer to recover. It is a little chilly in Houston - when we left dallas it even snowed. I am sure that when we reach a warmer climate my condition will improve.
We are catching the bus to New Orleans tomorrow - the weather is much warmer there and so i am confident that I will reap the benefits.
Wishing you all the very best.
With love and hugs ali xoxoxox