That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.

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Spent the long Labor Day weekend (thanks to a couple vacation days) with my Dad continuing our adventure to visit every baseball park in the USA! We started our trip in Galveston, TX - the cutest little beach town about an hour outside Houston. The water in the Gulf of Mexico was warm, the weather was hot, and the food was absolutely amazing. Not to mention the gigantic thunder and lightning storm that literally shook our hotel room one night. 

While in Texas, we of course made our way to Houston to watch the Astros play in their home park. Minute Maid was designed by the same architects who’ve done Camden Yards, AT&T (of course my favorite park ever), and many many more stadiums built in the 21st century. There was almost no one at the game on a Friday night (surprising, as they were playing Texas rival the Rangers) so I was really able to get a feel for the park. It made me think about how amazing AT&T would be if the games these days weren’t all sold out (not a bad problem to have though, really!) I would rate this as one of my favorite parks ever - although the exterior left something to be desired. So glad Minute Maid was #17 out of 30 for me! 

We also made time to visit NASA while in Texas - seeing the actual training center, standing beside old used rockets, and other equipment… it’s easy to forget how massive an industry and an experience our space program is. The International Space Station is such an amazing endeavor, and I was completely in awe of the teamwork, the prep work, and just the general amount of work that goes in to each and every decision made. Kudos to Russia, the USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and the European Space Agency for all the cooperation that’s involved. 

Our last stop on the trip was Denver, Colorado to catch the Giants play the Rockies. Coors Field was also built by the same architectural firm, which of course automatically means it’s going to be gorgeous inside, but with all the space available in downtown Denver, they managed to build an enormous and beautiful exterior structure. Our hotel was about a mile away, and walking up to Coors Field was an experience in itself. 

Lucky for us, the Rockies and Giants had 3 innings left to play of a make up game that got raining out in May, so we actually saw 2 1/2 games. Giants picked up a win after scoring 2 runs in the last three innings of the make up game, but then lost in 9 full innings the second game. Overall, we were outside in that park from 12:30pm-7:30pm when we had to leave to catch our flight home, and I loved every minute of it. 

An aside: I’ve always wanted to spend a year or two living somewhere other than California in my life. I was so impressed with Colorado that it is now on the top of my list of places that I could see myself going. 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend with your friends and families, or just spending time with yourselves. Onward to September! 

{this is me} {galveston} {texas} {coors field} {30 before 30} {NASA} {Houston} {Astros} {pleasure pier} {galveston island} {17} {18} {Minute Maid Park} {Johnson Space Center} {ISS} {International Space Station} {Labor Day Weekend}

spacemountaineer:

The entrance to Disneyland in 1965, when parking was only $0.25. You can just make out the Matterhorn underneath the “A”

via eBay seller nobleauction

love this. happiest place on earth. 

{disneyland} {disneyland 1965} {vintage disney}