Like most teenagers, The Nephew is reluctant to appear in family photos.I nag.I cajole.I tell him that Granny wants photos of him.Of him with his cousin.Of him with his mum.And that usually works.I have to try a different tactic with his dad ...BiL's not scared of Granny!
The Alamo Cenotaphis one of the most beautiful memorials.I have ever seen(and I know something about memorials). A fitting tribute.
I knew that a cousin or two would have snapped some photos of me, The Brainy One and The Boy Child when we attended the Warrior Wedding. I just had to be patient. They were worth the wait.
We Brits have heard of the Alamo and of Davy Crockett.But that's about the limit of our knowledge. The Alamo is held in the highest regard by all Texans (and, I'm assuming, most Americans). I may have sneaked a photo (on museum setting) ... Here's a potted history: the Alamo played acritical role in the Texas Revolution in 1836.The … Continue reading The Alamo
San Antonio, I love you! We drove West for three hours, along a road that reminded us of the A96 in North East Scotland. We found a small city, a friendly city, an oh-my-goodness-it's-hot city. With plenty of beautiful architecture. And history. All easily accessible on foot. And did I mention postcards?
I'm like a moth to a flame. Having taken The Brainy One and The Boy Child to the CAF, I followed it up with a visit to the local Veterans' Museum. All wars in which America has fought are covered in the Museum. The majority of the exhibits cover WWII, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading Veterans’ Museum
Old in America is probably not that old to the British and Europeans. The Americans beg to differ.Around five miles away from Sib's houseis the Katy Heritage Museum. A collection of original houses and stores have been gathered together in one place. We chose the wrong weekend to visit.They're open to the public every first weekend. The railway used to be … Continue reading Katy Old Town
Our nephew, The Teenager, has been attendingDrivers' Ed. during our stay. He passed his theory test with almost full marks. He applied for his Learner's Permit. And started lessons with his Dad.Wasn't he just a baby?Gulp.
An interest in military aviation runs deep in my family's DNA.I married a man with a similar interest.The Boy Child doesn't stand a chance. The CAF is one of the world's largest private air forces with more than 160 airplanes in 80+ units across America that still fly today.Rather than being tucked away in some museum or stripped … Continue reading Commemorative Air Force
We visited NASA at Johnson Space Centre twice during our last stay in Texas.This week, the whole family went. We took the tram tour to Mission Control. With its sense of history and triumph over adversity We admired the awesome rocket.And took advantage of another photographer in the family. I've no desire to go into space myself, but I have unlimited … Continue reading Johnson Space Centre | Revisited