Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Houston, Texas, United States
Jan 10, 2006 - Alabama to Galveston Island
Started the day in dense fog which progressed to lousy rain. We did 500+ hard miles but absolutely refused to get gas in Louisiana as its roads are not worth giving them the gas tax. Katrina's fingerprints evident all over the counntryside, Even though I avoided New Orleans, taking the northerly Baton Rouge bypass, the hurricane's devastation was all over the place. Debris still up in the trees; doors, furniture, rooftops, etc. Clipped the edges of construction barriers twice and scared the shit out of Church but otherwise an...Jump to full entry
Nov 26, 2005 - Marienkirche (another rejection)
After hours at the Pergamon, I set out in the snow and ice along the banks of the Spree for the church towers of the Marienkirche and the Nikolaikirche, both visable from the bridge over the Spree by the museums. I was also within the shadow of the Berliner Dom, the huge burial church of the Hohenzollerns which is on Museum Island in the Spree. I walked right in front of it on my way to the museums and right behind it on my way to the Marienkirche. It's huge, it's imposing, and it's beautiful, but built in the early 20th century, maybe...Jump to full entry
Sep 18, 2005 - .......... Hello Houston
Urrrrrrr YUK Dallas bus station - painful memories! Another bus ride but only a few hours so we were in Houston by lunchtime. We got a cab to the Hostel but it reminded us too much of Skanksville so we walked right back out and called another cab. This one took us to a really old Motel (where Elvis stayed once back in the day). We nearly didn't get in as everywhere was really booked up with all the hurricane Katrina evacuees from New Orleans but we managed to get a room in the end. Had showers, lounged around - Houston is hot, too hot for...Jump to full entry
Aug 12, 2005 - Houston, Texas
What a long journey! We left our hotel at checkout time yesterday, sat at the GIG, Rio's international airport, til 7:00 pm, boarded a plane who's ride lasted 36 min and we landed in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Then flew the redeye to Houston. I never thought I'd say this but...I miss the bus!!!! The bus seats recline, and aren't as squished as in planes! we didn't sleep a wink!!!! The good part is each seat was equipped with your own personal entertainment system!!!! We could individually choose between 4 movies, the Thurs night NBC comedy shows, 3...Jump to full entry
Aug 2, 2005 - Texas is as big as England!
Have been staying in Texas with friends made in the Bible school in Colorado, unfortunately did not get to see everyone but did have a great week with 2 families exploring the area around Houston and got to make even more friends through out church connections. Even went to a wedding between a young man from Conway (Wales) and a Texan who are moving to live in North Wales this week. (We ended up being the British support as his family could not come). Our first tourist destination was to the NASA in Houston. The famous space exploration...Jump to full entry
Jul 16, 2005 - Saturday, July 16th - 10:45 a.m.
We are about 60 miles from Houston,Texas where we plan to stop for lunch. We have made really good time, in spite of a 45 minute traffic jam. We passed that time by playing football in the median. We have about 7-8 hours of travel time left today. Keep praying for our trip: it is working. No breakdowns, yet... Keep praying!!! Your Mission TeamJump to full entry
Jun 15, 2005 - Houston, TX
We stayed at Trader's Village on the NW side of Houston near where Terence, our son, lives. It was a very nice public RV park. It was very humid and hot in Houston in June so we wound up in the pool every day. The Houston Space Center was a very interesting almost all day trip...even Nicholas at 14 months seemed to enjoy the sites and activities.Jump to full entry
May 31, 2005 - We go to Houston
Continental is putting us up for the night in a hotel in Houston. Cool huh?! Well we made it! Almost halfway there. The bar in this hotel is awesome--great request music and even trivia. Apparently the West doesn't exist in the East and the South! (it was nickname state trivia--and none of the northwest or even west). Flight was quick!! (well I slept the whole way)! --Kerri Yeah, slept on me! The state of Texas is flat eh?! Houston has some very nice homes around it though. We leave to Panama in the afternoon tommorrow. --MikeJump to full entry
May 30, 2005 - Woohoo!
Okay, for the last three years, I've known I had to study abroad for my major requirements, but I never imagined the day actually arriving. But here it is! I'm fixing to leave for Houston to spend the night, wake up at 4:00am tomorrow and then leave on the airplane for PARIS. The feeling is surreal at best. By next week Monday, I'll be moved into an 11th century Abbey taking French lessons and working. That sounds like a joke or a dream (please spare me the Sound of Music 'Abbey' jokes :)!) Thank you so much for all your encouraging...Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2005 - Back to Houston for the last time!
A couple of days left in the US to get packed, send my snowboarding gear on to the UK and make sure everything is in order before heading on to South America. Only activity of note was winning a pub quiz last night - although not due to any particularly inspiring answers on my part! Mostly quite American - e.g. baseball statistics questions etc, so I was not of much use...Jump to full entry
Apr 17, 2005 - Back to Houston
Back to Houston until Thursday whent the road trip begins! During the week, went to a Houston Astros game versus Miwaukee Brewers. The Astros won 6-1 which was a bit of a thrashing. All in all, a fun time, perhaps better atmosphere than the basketball and more interesting than NASCAR. Bit like watching the cricket, although the game was over in a couple of hours. In true American style, drinks were served at your seats (so no cueing up), and the whole stadium was air conditioned (which I think you'd need in summer). Interestingly, an...Jump to full entry
Apr 11, 2005 - Back to Houston
Spent the week in Houston, mostly just trying to spend as much time on the bike as possible to keep my fitness levels up for South America. NBA GAME Most interesting thing I did this week was attend a Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzles NBA game. Although the Rockets got away to a relatively big lead in the 2nd half, the Grizzles came back to ensure a tight finish. The Rockets are now through to the playoffs. The Rockets moderately successful game plan seemed to revolve around either pass it to Ming Yao, the 7" plus centre who was a head...Jump to full entry