Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Super Weekend

A few weekends ago, husbands brother came to visit Texas for the weekend. He is a youth pastor and was in town to preach at two churches. It was a perfect weekend, except that we missed his family who weren't able to come. Caleb and Luke loved their weekend with Uncle Joel.

On Friday we headed to Space Center and Kemah.

We love Space Center, and have been there repeatedly since we have a couple of boys who love space and space travel. At Space Center we took a tram tour of NASA (right next door) and got to tour several of the buildings. This is one of the astronaut training facilities, were they have a life size mock up of the space station and the space shuttle.

The gang- we missed husband's mom that day, she was not feeling well and stayed home.

NASA is developing Robonaut, yes that is it's real name. Funniest part of the day Big A and Joel making Robonaut jokes while speaking like the Terminator.

NASA is also developing a spider-like robot named Charolotte. Our tour guide said that Charlotte would be used sometime soon in space.

NASA has a Saturn V rocket on loan from the Smithsonian. It is huge!

Caleb and Luke love visiting Space Center and NASA.

After a full day at Space Center, we drove five minutes down the road to Kemah Boardwalk.

First stop, dinner. PawPaw treated us to dinner at The Aquarium Restaurant. YUM!

Then strolling on the boardwalk. This was Friday night on Memorial Day weekend. We were afraid Kemah would be crowded. Surprisingly, there were not many people there and we had a fabulous time.

The Guys

We saw dolphins and just enjoyed the evening. I love, love the water!

Next up, the rides. Now reader, Caleb and PawPaw both had a traumatic experience on the roller coaster at Kemah. They both vowed to stay far away and never ride it again. Their word was true.

We choose calmer attractions, like the train.

But then Luke, my seven year old dynamo, begged PawPaw to ride a particular ride with him. It was small and looked like a kiddie ride. PawPaw obliged. This was the funniest thing ever. During the ride, Luke was screaming, "I love this" and "This is awesome" while everyone else on the ride would moan as the ride would go up and down. Just look at PawPaw's face. It wasn't quite the roller coaster experience, but it wasn't a gentle ride. But, PawPaw made Luke's day.

It was then time to head home. So thankful for husband's family and the great time we had that weekend.

1 comment:

Char said...

Beaumont looks like a real nice community. Great place to raise a family. Do you live close to the ocean? I lived in Houston for awhile and know Texas summers can get pretty hot!