We are now in San Antonio, TX... just arrived this evening. The boys are tired after a long day of driving and not much napping. We are tired after a long day of driving and not much napping. :)
Our main stop today was the Space Center in Houston. It was everything we thought it would be, but somehow a little bit smaller. Everything we wanted to see and hoped to see was there, but for some reason, I had imagined this huge, amazing museum. The focus at the space center is not amusing tourists, it is actually, you know, rocket science. So, we opted to do the tram tour -- at noon, after a 3 hour drive, with no lunch. Again, we are not the smartest of parents. But, again, the boys did well, except that Squeaker still does not have volume control or patience in small, crowded areas, when someone is talking for more than 5 minutes. That aside, I think Little Man needs to rest his poor eyelids after that trip. He truly loved the space center. Everything was more amazing to him than the next. Especially since they did such a great job of making everything so life-like. He was so confused when we came to an exhibit where it showed two astronauts drilling on the moon next to a moon buggy. He must have asked like five times if it was real.
After a wonderful visit and a quick drive past Houston, we were off to our next to stop, San Antonio. Several more hours of driving took us well into Texas, were it is just as I imagined it... mostly flat, not much between the major cities, and lots of spanish names of streets, rivers, cities, etc. It is starting to feel like home!!!
On a side note, where did all those Waffle Houses come from. I thought it would taper off as we drove west, but the are still coming up as frequently as churches in South Carolina and Georgia.