After our initial shock of how sprawling and city-centric Houston was, we settled in for our East Texas adventure. Saturday was spent at the rodeo with our hosts. Never been to a rodeo you say? Well, neither had we. We liken it to a state fair with cowboys and cowgirls. Plus a rodeo.
|The nosebleed section.|
The rest of our time in Houston was spent eating Tex-Mex, visiting NASA and Galveston, and hanging with our pals. We had some delicious Tex-Mex at a place called El Real which was located in an old movie theater.
|Chunk and El Real.|
We also got to visit Space Center Houston, where we even got to take a tour of the historic mission control and also got to see where they build and test a lot of the equipment. It was very cool, and highly recommended especially to space buffs. And on the way down we picked up some delicious donuts from Shipley Do-Nuts - in business for over 76 years!
Since we were close to the Gulf we decided to take a quick trip to Galveston on our last night there. Too bad it wasn't warmer. We imagine that it'd be pretty fun and happening in the summer months and during spring break.
On our journey home we stopped in Memphis for the evening, staying at the Days Inn Graceland - an Elvis themed hotel just across the street from Graceland. It even has a guitar shaped pool, which is what everyone needs!
A successful journey to Houston from Indianapolis indeed. Have you been to Houston? What did you think?