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“Houston, we have an excursion!”

25 Mar

On a rainy day, the kids and I took the 5-hour trek to Houston! Daddy was headed to Austin to visit Uncle Scott so we figured we’d escape and do some things we’d been wanting to do out Houston way.

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We were thrilled to be a part of the grand re-opening weekend of The Children’s Museum of Houston. It was spectacular! We’ve been to many wonderful children’s museums but this one definitely takes the cake.

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The ‘children’ holding up the building’s awning are called “caryakids”- a play on words from the actual name “caryatids”-  From Wikipedia- caryatid (Greek: Καρυάτις, plural: Καρυάτιδες) is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head.

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This is just cool. Elijah asked me to take a picture of the giant robot made of phones. “What a great way to re-use old stuff!” he says.

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We had a lazy evening at a less than desirable Red Roof Inn and awoke eagerly anticipating our trip to The Johnson Space Center!

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Apollo/Saturn V is the rocket that took the first men to the moon in July, 1969. It is absolutely overwhelmingly enormous at 363 feet long with 3 stages of propulsion. Incredible.

We decided to make the drive home at 4 o’clock in the afternoon after a great day at the Space Center since none of us was thrilled with the hotel accomodations. We were home and cozy in our beds by 10 PM!

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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to ““Houston, we have an excursion!”

  1. Ronet

    April 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    My kids FLIPPED over the pictures of that museum!!! (they liked the Space Center photos, too, but LOVED the museum pic’s.)
    I have been informed that we HAVE to go there some day!! 🙂

     

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