Houston – Texas

At the end of December and the beginning of January, I was sick with a cold, so I didn’t go to some of the places the rest of my family went to.  So, I will be including information from either my brothers, parents, or the internet in a few of the following sections.

Everyone except me went to Space Center Houston, which is known for its Saturn V Rocket.  The Saturn V helped in the Apollo launch to send the first men to the moon, as well as launched America’s first space station into orbit.  My family also got to see the mission control room where the famed Apollo 11 launch happened in 1969.

Another place everyone (except me) visited was the Children’s Museum of Houston.  There were a lot of interactive and educational displays.  One they liked in particular was a musical bench made of metal.  Two people would sit on it, and they would place their outer arms on the bench arms, and touch each other with their inner arms, then it would connect a circuit and play music.  There were different cultural displays with fake food that looked yummy.  The Korean display, for example, showed what a Korean apartment might look like, and it was interesting to picture  what it might be like to live there.

For New Year’s Eve, my brothers and Daddy went outside the city limits to do fireworks.

I got better, and on January 4, we took a short drive to Huntsville, Texas.  On the way, we passed a huge, white statue and went to check it out.  It was a 67 foot tall statue of Sam Houston.  Sam Houston was a leader during the Texas Revolution.  He was president of the Republic of Texas in 1836 and 1841.

After that, we went to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, but didn’t go into the actual museum.  Instead, we looked around outside at the historic cabins, ducks, and pond.  On the porch of one of the cabins, there was a woman dressed in clothes that women would’ve worn during Sam Houston’s time.  The woman was teaching children how to weave and spin yarn from wool.  Tanner got to learn how to weave on a small loom.

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