Trip #8 – Houston [Day 2]

This trip took place from February 17th through February 22nd, 2017.     Day 2, Houston Zoo: We tried to sleep-in after the late night but James got us up at 7:30am. It could have been worse; Carter woke Val up around 4:30am so she was, understandably, more tired. Our morning was fairly relaxed as a…

Trip #8 – Houston [Day 1]

Beth and I have been to Houston together three times previously; on a road trip through Texas and California in 2011, on another road trip to Texas in 2013, and for a quick trip to meet our nephew Carter as a one-month old in 2014. This particular trip would be just after Carter’s third birthday and we’re excited/nervous…

Still Planning a Houston Weekend

I normally like to have my trips fully planned long in advance but caring for our five month old has been the primary focus. It’s that same adorable infant that will likely make planning our trip to Houston next month more difficult. The five-day trip to visit Beth’s sister and her family will be our first opportunity to travel […]

Fun with Maps 191&192

I told you months ago to stay tuned for more of this map and now here it is. My friend Katie and I spent a couple hours exploring antiques shops in nearby Hopkins, MN last Summer, during her visit from St. Louis, and came across more than a few maps. I grabbed Map 191 out of a pile…