We headed off to Houston on July 6th, our first stop was the USS Texas and the San Jacinto Memorial! Kyle and I love exploring battleships and taking in all of the history. It was a great way to kick off our adventures in Houston.
The second day we spent it at the Zoo, Aquarium, and the Kemah Boardwalk. We walked around enjoying the beautiful weather at the Zoo. It was incredible, if you are ever in the area this zoo is a must! It is a 55 acre zoo and the grounds are stunning.
The Kemah Boardwalk was a lot of fun. It had restaurants, an arcade, rides and it was situated right on the water. It was gorgeous! We played some games (of course I came home with random stuffed animals haha) and rode an awesome wooden rollercoaster.
Wednesday we spent the day at Schlitterbahn in Galveston Island. We have been to the original in New Braunfels and it was so much fun! They had approximately 15 water slides and 2 lazy rivers. The highest slide was 81 feet high and intense. We were exhausted by the time the day was over and slept like rocks that night.
Thursday, we were off to NASA! Wow it was incredible! The highlight for me was being able to see the original Mission Control. Seeing where 41 missions were controlled to include all of the Apollo missions was truly amazing. We spent the day exploring and feeling like we were a part of history. If you have a chance to go, do it! You won't be disappointed.
Afterwards our last stop was Seawolf Park in Galveston. The USS Cavalla is here which is the submarine that sunk the Japanese air craft carrier that led the attack on Pearl Harbor. We also figured out that Kyle could never be in the Navy, he is way too big for those tiny hallways on submarines haha. :)
We loved our time in Houston and hope to visit a few more times before we move.
Stayed tuned for Part II of Block Leave: Orlando!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend.