Friday, September 5, 2008

Vacation: Day 1

Here we are with cousins Shawn (left) and Aaron (back), in the lobby of their building before heading out to eat.
This was taken outside the restaurant we ate at.
Our view heading up in the plane.
The ship channel near Houston
Houston skyline
Our hotel, The Residence Inn by Marriott

This is the view from our hotel room on the 6th floor. It was a great view of downtown!

The first day of our vacation started pretty early. We were up at 3 am to head to Bloomington, since our flight left at 6 am. That is, until it got delayed 45 min. going to Atlanta. Once we finally got to Atlanta, we had missed our connecting flight to Houston, so we were to leave at 11 am. Due to the weather, that flight got cancelled so we had to hang out at the airport until 2:30 pm when the next flight to Houston left. Its a good thing they have restaurants at the airport. We were starving, and not to mention, very tired. Finally, 2:30 pm rolled around and we were able to head to Houston. My Uncle Jerry picked us up at the airport and took us to his house. We swam in the pool there; it was great to finally be able to relax. After that we went out to eat. We had a lot of fun hanging out with them. Uncle Jerry helped us find a great hotel, right in downtown Houston. We were on the 6th floor so the view was amazing! It was so handy because the lite tran goes right by the hotel, which will take you all around downtown.