Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Travel Tuesday: Nasa Houston Edition

Facebook memories & a chat with a friend last week inspired this post. She said, that I needed to write a blog about our adventures. She's right. It's something I've talked about doing for the past year but never took the time, so now is better than never, right? 

The husband & I have been extremely blessed to travel the past couple years. We literally got paid to travel the United States. No, seriously! We did! We hauled cattle & lived in a semi (18 wheeler) full time for a year and a half. There were times that it was difficult, times that it was seriously a blast & times that you just wanted to crawl in a hole and click your heels in hopes it would return you back home. Being out on the road is so much fun, but it's not always a bouquet of roses. I've decided to share our travel stories throughout this blog, for my record and to read back on & well... for you all to hopefully enjoy!

A year ago:

We had just delivered a load to Spring, TX the night before, one that we were so thankful to be done with. We were already under a time crunch & well the GPS definitely wasn't playing in our favor. It was nearly 5 am when the GPS decided to send us a "short cut." & I guess that a short cut is fine if you're not in a semi. This short cut was right smack dab into an unsafe part of the neighborhood. There were individuals sitting out on their porches "smoking", climbing up on the side of our steps asking for money & attempting to look into our truck. It's one of those hit the locks, hold onto the "oh shit handle" - really not sure what I thought that was going to do for me & pray that we can get the hell out of there. The poor hubby was having to attempt to back us out of there because there was no going down to the next street and turning around. Luckily we managed to get out safe & sound, and lived to tell another adventure. 

With that being said, we were definitely over due for a mini vacation or day off after that ordeal. We always love looking for things to do around the area if we have a bit of down time, especially if it's somewhere that we've not been. 

Well, we found NASA! The Houston Space Center to be exact! We dropped our cattle trailer and rolled right up in there, in the semi! I mean they had bus & RV parking, so we were allowed too, right? 

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I was in complete awe of this place. I've always been fascinated with space in general so I was like a kid in a candy store. There was SO much information to digest & pieces of NASA history to look at. It was incredible. I definitely would love to visit again as I'm sure that I wasn't able to see it all. I'll let the rest of the pictures do the "talking."

This was definitely a great trip! If you've been to NASA, what was your favorite part?  

Linking up with Stephanie for a little "Tuesday Talk." 


Mandie said...

The picture of the guy "showering" cracked me up! Ha, ha! I love that you'll be posting about your travels, they'll be fun to look back on, that's for sure. :)

Erica Ashley said...

I lived in Houston for 2 years! My fiancé and I loved visiting the space station! It's so cool!!