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
"Is the rain just God crying?"Rain in Texas is like everything else, big!Rain this week is accompanied by thunder and lightning ...... of Biblical proportions.
The San Jacinto Monument is just across from the USS Texasand marks the site of the Battle of Jacinto in 1836. It's considered to be one of the decisive battles in American historybecause it's where Texas won independence from Mexicoand eventually became the 28th state in the American union. The Monument rises 570 feet above the battlegroundand … Continue reading San Jacinto Monument
We visited the USS Texas in the Port of Houston. Big guns are an attraction for all ages. Advanced warning was given, but thankfully not required. A 50% reduction in the ticket price was offered to military veterans. Thank you very much.And another visitor obliged by taking a family photo for us.You can learn more about the USS Texas here.
There are approximately 12 different Community poolswhere my sister lives.The Beach Club is still my favourite,but the water park runs a close second.The Boy Child spent every moment he couldcoming down a slide.His verdict? "This water park is awesome!" Auntie thought the same.I heard Sib say to her friend, "it's awful havingto live like this, isn't it?!"
On Sunday, while The Nephew went to Airsoft, we drove out 30+miles to Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas. We were in search of alligators. This baby is almost a year old and was still only about a foot long. He was a placid little thing and happy to be held by the ranger. The weather really was rather … Continue reading Gators
One of the great things about whereour friends live in Georgia and Sib lives in Texas, is that each residential area hasa Community Pool. Marietta, Ga.Katy, Tx. Some have diving boards. Some have shaded seating where a Mum can watch and read.All are at warm bath temperature. And the umbrellas are big.Everything really is bigger in Texas.Swimming pools, yes or no?One … Continue reading Pool Party
One more day in school.One whole form outing.Speech Day.And then that's it for eight weeks.Time to draw up our amendable Summer Manifesto.Places we want to visit here in Londonand in Atlanta and in Houston.Yep, our summer holiday is a re-run of our Christmas travels.But with better weather.
When I made the page about my nephew's recentGraduation from an American High School, it dawned on me that I hadn't added anything to his album since his 16th birthdaywhen my sister gave him an ironing lesson.Because I don't have any photos of him after that date.He's not one for having his photo taken.Like hen's teeth, photos … Continue reading Scrapbooking | The Teenage Years