|This was before the ride started. Once it started Clara's face wasn't so happy!|
|On top of the ferris wheel.|
|We went all through the shuttle and the plane that carries the shuttle.|
|In the space shuttle|
|Posing in front of the huge rocket|
Our last day of vacation we spent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. There were lots of cool exhibits with taxidermied animals in wilderness scenes, Egyptian mummies, shells, and dinosaur bones. They have a huge exhibit of real and replica dinosaur skeletons which was really neat to see and it walks you through the history of the world through all the dinosaur periods up until man shows up. They also have one of the top planetariums (the astronauts actually train there) so we saw a show there. They have a huge butterfly habitat in a rainforest dome with a waterfall that was lots of fun. The girls liked identifying the butterflies that were flying around. There was also a cool interactive entomology area that the girls enjoyed.
|You can't see them, but there are lots of butterflies flying around above them.|
|We bought some crunchy larvae to eat. The girls were excited to say they have now eaten bugs.|
We had a great trip and did lots of fun things. The girls did really great on the long car rides. And we all survived several nights in one hotel room. Trips with them are getting better/easier as they get older. We had a rough drive home--it rained most of the way, we were on roads we didn't know, and then less than an hour from home we had a flat/near blow-out tire. But we finally made it home safely.