trip to Seattle).
Angie and Hyrum enjoy the heat. Alison and I, not so much. We loved swimming in the pool just outside their apartment, but we didn't love the Houston temperatures and humidity that stretched above 100 degrees most of the days, reaching 111 degrees during one especially hot afternoon.
One of the Marston's friends was having a birthday party and the girls were excited to try and help bust open the soccer ball pinata.
At dusk that evening we went to watch the bats fly out from under the Waugh Street Bridge. It is estimated that there are 250,000 bats that live under the bridge. Seeing the bats was pretty cool. Smelling the bats was disgusting.
On Saturday, we went out to the Johnson Space Center. While a little pricy, we all enjoyed the museum, activities, the tram tour, etc. They are working on a Space Shuttle replica just outside the museum. Most Houstonians are disappointed that they were not selected as a final resting spot for one of the decommissioned shuttles.
Angie and Hyrum are some of the best hosts. The girls slept in their home office, we slept in their bedroom, Lyla slept in their closet and the hosts were forced to sleep in the kitchen/family/dining room.
It was a bit of a struggle getting home. We tried getting home on Tuesday, but the flights were full. I ended up buying one-way tickets for me and Kate to get home on Southwest, so I could get back to work. Alison then stayed in Houston and tried to get home on standby Wednesday with no luck, but finally made it on a flight with Lyla and Ada on Thursday.
Kate and I had an adventure getting home. That journey deserves a post of its own, but here's a picture of my shorts while we were on layover in Vegas. That should hold ya over!