“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.


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.


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.


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




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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