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Trip Start May 02, 2010
Trip End May 29, 2010

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Caron, Mike and Hannah's in Kemah

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Well we didn't go back to sleep, but at least when your days begins at 4:30am it feels like you get a full day.
Sorry today is a long blog. Feel free to skip over any boring bits.

After breaky we went for a walk before it got too hot and ended up walking around the mariner, about 5km with Caron, Hannah and Umy. I was on stroller duty. Thankfully I'm a bit better at the stroller than I am wheelie bags!
When we got back we were pretty hot and tired. So we had a lazy morning of cuddles with Hannah and some U.S. TV.

After lunch we got Hannah weighed, and she's a healthy 9 lb 14 oz, before heading off to Academy, a huge sporting and outdoor store. This is where the US comes into its own. This is a store where you can buy $40 converse, any possible sporting gear you might ever want and for the lovers of pink out there, your very own pink pump-action shotgun. Just perfect for you Brookie.
It's not only weird, but it feels naughty looking at guns (I was going to say "in a store," but no, just looking at them!), and we kept feeling like someone was going to catch us. My brain couldn't even make them 'real.' To me they just all looked fake. But just know that if you ever come here you can get a 'Taurus public defender revolver' for the low everyday price of $459.00.
After we walked out giggling, without even buying anything, we came home for a much needed sleep. Caron had to wake us twice so we could get ready for the baseball.

We finally got to meet Colin, Mike's bro, while we had drinks and appetisers before the game at 'The flying saucer' which has a choice of 201 different beers. As you have probably guessed Jeff was like a kid in a "candy store". Imagine any food, now add bright orange cheese or deep fry it, or just do both. Now as many of you know, I don't really do cheese, so bright orange liquid cheese just looks gross. Caron and I had really yummy chicken tenderloins, probably the only thing without cheese.
The baseball was great. We had great seats, right near 1st base. Its very relaxed and it's a whole experience.. and funnily enough not alot about the game.
The roof of the stadium was open, due to the perfect weather, but can close up and the whole stadium is then air conditioned.
Jeff and Mike got foot long hotdogs. Mike's was a chilly dog with jalapenos, Jeff's was with the liquid orange cheese and onion. Funnily enough it smelt great, but that's as close as I went. Mike also had a another hotdog with sauerkraut. Double eww.
They had entertainment after each innings. One was a race between 3 people-sized sauce packets. At the end of the 7th innings everyone got up and danced to 'take me back to the ball game.' The Astros lost, which apparently is not surprising, but no-one seemed to mind.
A great day and we slept well last night.

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neeboo on

Sounds like a busy day with lots of interesting activities. I'm off to exercise class this morning then will prepare the food for recipe #2 in the slow cooker. Will let you know how it turns out

Sue on

Not sure you are getting these comments being technologically challenged as I am but its all sounds like you are having a blast. Can't imagine it being that hot when we are now in two jumpers of a morning (well I am at least) and its still cold. Dad got away ok and should be in Dubai now and heading out to Entebbee soon. Its fun hearing what you are doing. Dad said to say get off the computer and go enjoy your holiday.Love to all. Give Hannah a big cuddle from the Gaskells.

neeboo on

Told you you would sleep well last night your body is adjusting to Houston time. Glad you are have a great time. Wait till it gets really hot 42c and you take Umy for a walk at 9pm at night and then come home and have a shower because you are dripping wet from perspiration.
I thought the pink pump action shot gun along the pink hand gun and pink tazer would be a great Mothers day present the complete package of feminine protection.
The Baseball is definitely a great experience a little bit different to the Sydney baseball games. Remember Hughsie and I would have our foot long hot dog at the top of the seventh innings, all they had on them was BBQ sauce and mustered and grated cheese. How many beers did you sample. at the flying-saucer.
Great to see you caught up with Colin, now you have met all of Mike's immediate family. How many of the four hundred pay TV channels have you watched, there is a channel for everything. Give Hannah a hug for me, ho yea Caron and Mike to. Dad

Christine McMordie on

Hahahaha- Tob was born 9-14, Amelia 8-14.
STOKED you are having so much fun. Loving the updates and pics!

Helen Barrie on

So nice to see some photos of you guys auntie k and Uncle j! Sounds amazing! whats the go with the whole entree word - throws me off everytime!!enjoy your niece duies, cant wait to compare notes with you:)

Rach Royal on

I love reading your posts Katie-its just like chatting to you. Love Rach

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