Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just One More Oreo, Please...

Oreos at E and PawPaw's House!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Trip to Houston Zoo

Well, I've been in Houston for almost 9 years and I finally went to the zoo! While it was a long time in the making, I'm sure glad I waited to go with my main man Jaxson (and don't forget Jessica too! LOL)!

We went on Sunday, May 30th and had a great day! I think we were all amazed with the animals!

Corley Crew

Dad and Jaxson



Checking out the Giraffes

Baby Elephant

Strange Hog (forgot the official name)

Prettiest Lady at the Zoo that day (it's true, I took a poll)



Petting Zoo

Checking out the Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs

Mom and Jaxson on Carousel

Dad and Jaxson on Carousel

Riding Train in Hermann Park


Trip to See Shuttle Launch (STS-132)

Lewie and Elaine accompanied Jessica and I on a trip to Florida to watch the launch of STS-132 on May 14, 2010. This was my third attempt to see a shuttle launch, so I was very skeptic as to whether or not the flight would actually occur on schedule. Well, I guess the third time was a charm! It went off right on time and the experience was AMAZING! It shook our clothes and and you could even feel the heat!

I was lucky enough to score some special seats on the Space Shuttle Program Manager's Bus. This allowed us to watch the launch from the Banana Creek Viewing Area. Afterwards, we hung out in Cocoa Beach for a few hours to let the traffic die down. Then, we spent the rest of the weekend at the Hilton Orlando enjoying the pool, food, and good company. It was a great weekend getaway! (In case you're wondering, Jaxson spent the weekend with my family in East Texas. I think he had more fun than we did!)

On Space Shuttle Manager's Bus!

Jessica, Lewie, and Elaine in the Saturn V Exhibit at Banana Creek

Elaine, Cody, and Lewie


Blast Off!

Post-Launch Smoke Plume