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Jul 8, 2015 - Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy Today was a big day for me. NASA sent me up to space. I'm still kind of nauseous from the ride, to be honest. Debbie is kind of bummed that they let me come back down. She barely got any time at Nordstrom Rack and there I am, back from the International Space Station already. Meantime, she volunteered me for the 1-way mission to Mars. Maybe we'll just let the photos do the talking today. p.s. The rocket smelled like barbeque all day. That smoke really lingers.....Jump to full entry
Jul 7, 2015 - Houston - You've got a problem!
Houston, You've got a problem! When Hopalong Howie and the Waco Kid blew into town today, you could feel a slight tremor come over the city. Maybe it was just me, but the moment the flying iron horse (United Flight 242) lit down at Houston’s George Bush (the Dad) International Airport, you knew that adventure was about to happen. You could just feel it. And there it was…. at baggage claim, sure enough, they were handing out your weapon of choice along with your luggage. I chose a semi-automatic. Gotta give them varmints a semi-chance to...Jump to full entry
Jul 2, 2015 - Preparations, NOT preparation H!
Today was spent getting our toes painted with patriotic colors, shopping, and setting up our website for our July journey. After dinner, we did take Karen's grandsons for a walk to the turtle pond. Though we did not venture far today, much was accomplished.Jump to full entry
Jun 18, 2015 - Flight Time
29°59'4" N 95°20'7" W Houston, Texas United States Last post from Houston before the trip. Made it through the short line of security because of my super fashionable boot, Emma even got to come with me. We made it to our gate with plenty of time and now remain there waiting because our flight was slightly delaye for cleaning, but no worries: it put no damper on our mood! Still super excited and ready to go! We'll be in the air soon, headed to London Heathrow! THE PURSUIT IS HAPPINESS Peace out girl scoutsJump to full entry
Jun 17, 2015 - The Day Before
29°35'49" N 95°5'53" W Houston, Texas United States Today is my last full day in Houston. Tomorrow I leave for the airport in the afternoon, and I'll be back in the end of July. Everything has been packed already. I have one backpack with 25 pounds of clothes, shoes, bedding, toiletries,various gear, and cards against humanity packed, as well as a small day bag with my passport, camera, sketchbooks, and maps. THE PURSUIT IS HAPPINESS Peace out girl scoutsJump to full entry
Jun 13, 2015 - The journey begins...
I am off on another adventure! Made it to Houston today, where I will rendezvous with my sister and we are headed to Nicaragua tomorrow. I spent the plane trip to Houston pouring over the details and specs of 18 different charities operating in Nicaragua that we are planning to visit in the next week. I am afraid I am presently rather muddled and have no idea how Pam makes a decision about them (and there has been no alcohol to muddle my brain). (Perhaps it would help?) Anyway, I am so excited to be given this opportunity for a different...Jump to full entry
May 22, 2015 - The babysitters!!
Wonderful night's sleep and sent the young parents off to Fredricksburg for the week end. We took Phoebe to the park and then to Gymboree, then lunch and a nap...not for Phoebe, for auntie granny!! Now back to the park and get Phoebe tired enough to sleep tonight!!Jump to full entry
May 21, 2015 - Auntie granny gets to Houston!
Left on Tuesday morning, made it to middle of the panhandle with great weather and then the rains hit. Since I have such a nice loose schedule, I decided to just stop early at Defuniak Springs. Holiday Inn Express was reasonable, but the smorgasbord dinner at McClain's was cheap and that was the ONLY positive thing I could find about it! How can you ruin a simple cup of coffee? Make it Luke warm then, to fix, just pour a little hot into the half cup of Luke warm...sad meal all around. On the road again on Wednesday and the decision to go...Jump to full entry
Mar 21, 2015 - Baton Rouge, LA to Houston, TX
We left the Baton Rouge KOA at 11:00am, knowing that it was going to be a long day (290 miles) and that we would be coming into rain as we headed west. It turned out to be as expected...six hours of driving, mostly in the pouring rain. Arrived at the Space Center RV Park and found that the site we were assigned is probably one of the most difficult to get into (according to Daryl, the nice neighbor who helped us into it). We tried pulling straight in and didn't have enough room to make the turn without taking out either a post or a...Jump to full entry
Jan 31, 2015 - Houston
Got into Houston Jan 31..it was cold and drizzling. We are staying at a Walmart with freeway on one side and a train on the other. Not the best sleeping arrangements. We decided to see the Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, and spent the whole day there. It is amazing how they manage on the space station. In the pictures of Bldg 9 each picture is a different segment of the space station. The astronauts practice living and working in all of the environments. They also work underwater for 6 to 8 hours to get the feeling of working in a weightless...Jump to full entry
Jan 30, 2015 - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas is the home of our sons, Andy and Billy, also home of Reliant Stadium, where UConn won the Men's National Championship in Basketball in 2011. When UConn won their regional and went to the Final Four in in Houston in 2011, Andy HAD to attend, and UConn won! When UConn went to the Final Four in 2014, Andy and Billy both went to Arlington to see it, and UConn won again! The great state of Texas also hosted the 2010 Women's National Championship won by UConn (San Antonio), the 2004 Men's NCAA won by UConn (San Antonio) and the...Jump to full entry
Nov 12, 2014 - repos et spa malgré le froid
Aujourd'hui c'était une journée de repos, les devins de la météo nous prédisaient un debut de l'hiver du Texas, nous avions le taquet bas, mais pour les devins de Houston une température dans les 50°F ou 10°C avec un beau soleil, c'est l'hiver, alors que pour nous c'est pas mal bien, alors le moral était meilleur. Première loi des voyages, ne pas se fier aux devins de la météo, ils sont tous bons pour la "looney bin" ou la chemise à grandes-manches qui s'attachent dans le dos. Nous avons été chez HEB, l'épicerie du Texas, pour de l'eau en...Jump to full entry