For my birthday trip this year, Tim and I flew out to Houston to visit friends. Last summer I met an amazing group of people from Bear Creek church when they came to Alaska to volunteer with GraceWorks. Our friendship has carried on beyond that week and has been a blessing to me throughout this past year.
Flying standby is always a guessing game, but when it works it's awesome. It finally "worked" and we arrived on Friday evening...a little later than we had hoped, but we still made it.
Driving to our friends' home, Tim looked out at our newest state visited and simply stated, "Mom, Texas doesn't look like Texas." I totally understood what he was saying. Houston just doesn't fit the image that is portrayed about Texas. It looked like a flat, big skied Atlanta. Not even a cowboy or a tumbleweed on a billboard; the only indication we were in Texas were the state flags flying over everything.
We saw all that Moody Gardens had to offer, but were not aware that the Palm Beach was open and a fully functioning water park that was included in our tickets. Next time we'll know and be prepared with swimming attire! My favorite attraction at MG was the Rain Forest with the butterfly exhibit. Something about butterflies just makes me happy. And, when one sits on my son's finger and makes him so totally excited, who wouldn't say it was the best part of the day?!!
|Not your normal beach, but ocean waves are always awesome!|
|Ocean waves + no sand = one happy boy!|