My 8-Day Road Trip Through Texas
My journey thought cities in Texas
My Texas Trip
The Journey Begins
Galveston Island State Park
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra
This is the inside of the place.
The outside of the Palace. (sorry, my camera lost color)
Galveston Island State Park
This is a part of the park.
All set sail to Space City
The International Space Station and Space City
Houston received the nickname of "Space City" in 1967 because it is home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and when Neil Armstrong said "Houston, the Eagle has landed."
Speaking of NASA, we went to the Space Center. We saw the Mercury 9 capsule, the Gemini 5 capsule, the Apollo 17 command module, the Lunar Rover Vehicle trainer, the Skylab trainer mock-up, the Lunar Module Test Article 8, and the Saturn V. We went into the Northrop Grumman Theater, a large format theater where we watched "To Be An Astronaut". We took a tour of the station which goes to Building 30 North and South (old and new Mission Control Centers), Building 9 (the Space Vehicle Facility), and a Rocket Park with a restored Saturn V. We also took a look at a lab called the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. After the tour we went to several Starship Gallery houses which have space artifacts like Moon rocks, space capsules, and a full-scale Skylab mockup. They also have a playground for kids but we are 7th graders so we didn't go (the HORROR!!!!!). We learned about the history of the station, we saw artifacts, and saw some (I think) of the Center. This is a great place for kids to learn about space and history of the station. I recorded the trip (its legal I thing) .
The Theater District
Hermann Park. We visited the Houston Garden Center which was erected in 1941 and the Center was managed by the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs. Its surrounding the center with over 2,500 rose bushes in a variety of colors and plants. We also saw the Japanese Garden which is an amazing island with a pine grove near the Sam Houston Monument, the garden was designed by world-renowned Japanese landscape architect Ken Nakajima and built to symbolize the friendship between the U.S. and Japan (pretty cool right). Recognizing the Japanese community, the garden is built on 5 acres and combines a traditional Japanese Garden design with a touch of Texas (which looks AWESOME).
Welcome to Fritztown
To the Person City thing
Herman Barker Park
After the city-away park (it was so beautiful), we went to a museum called Sherman Museum. It had at least 2 exhibits that I like that teach things about things. They had a Courthouses of Grayson County (amazing), Sharks of Grayson County (scary), Fossils of Grayson County (so old like my grandma), and Farm and Ranch Room (cool). They also have a General Store full of general stuff I think. There were also some other exhibits like the Interurban Days exhibit, or the Olive Oatman Fairchild exhibit, or the Woodmen of the World Home exhibit. Man, they aren't fun. But, on the other hand, it was fun.
To the city originally called Oneida
Amarillo Museum of Art
The Home of Lee Bivins
Palo Duro Canyon
Just a Plain View
A Plain View Site
Runningwater Draw Park
After the super, silly, fun park (no, I didn't get it from Despicable Me) we went to some movie sites. Plainview was shown in a movie called Leap of Faith in 1992 by Steve Martin. Some movie sites in a downtown water tower that has the names of bears and mascot of the fictional town called The Rustwater Bengals. It was amazing.
To the Van that is a Horn
First Presbyterian Church
We went to an old church called First Presbyterian Church which is a historic Christian church building. The church was build Carpenter Gothic style in 1901. We saw how people pray there. That and the building was old, like very old.
Eagle Field and Threemile Mountain
Clock of the Long Now
Time To Pass
We went to see an old church by the name Ysleta Mission. In 1680, the Mexicans have made settlements in the future land of El Paso (that also mean to pass in Spanish). They made the first church in which they called Ysleta Mission as to the mission they were on. It was old and amazing if you are on the inside.
Franklin Mountains State Park
After the church, we went to the amazing Franklin Mountains State Park. Franklin Mountains State Park is open for year-round recreation. It has two hiking trails that can are from Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive. You can also rock climbing in McKelligon Canyon. The park also has picnic areas where a talking brown bear may steal them.
We rode the Wyler Aerial Tramway which is an aerial tramway and we rode it like 4 times. It was awesome!!!
Rise of the Festilval of FUN!!!!!! and/or DOOM!!!!!!!
On the last stop, we were going to have fun for the rest of the day by going to festivals. We went to the Neon Desert Music Festival that has over 30 acts from the worlds of indie rock, Latin and electronic dance music and we saw a quarter of them. Then we went the Texas Showdown Festival which had the world's largest tattoo and musical festival that better than the last one. We then went to the Sun City Music Festival that had the largest electronic dance music festival and I danced awesome (I think, people were cheering). We then went to the Plaza Classic Film Festival which is world’s largest festival dedicated to classic cinema. We saw some of the movies. Today was an AWESOME day!!!!!!!!!!!