|^^ Look!! It's a Ferris brick!! A HOUSTON Ferris brick! I had no idea they even existed!|
With full bellies, we headed towards Hope Street and the Moody Gardens pyramids. I had been to this indoor rainforest once before, back in 8th grade, and thought it would be a great idea for an afternoon adventure. RDB wasn't so sure: rainforest? Hot, humid, tropical environment? It wasn't until I told him they'd designed the pyramid with air-conditioning that blows directly onto the walking paths that he agreed to go. Can't say I blame him!
We had a rather large group this campout: M&D and D's mom, JS&D and their daughter, D&J, the Happy Camper, The Photog and K, their daughter and niece, and a new (younger!) tent couple: Submarina and Isle. There were several other new additions to the group, as well, but I didn't get a chance to get around and meet them all.
The pot-luck, as always, was wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me how we can all come together with different tastes and dishes, and no one ever leaves hungry!
I absolutely love this one:
The wind shifted as the sun set Saturday night. We went to bed with it whipping around at anything that wasn't tied down, and then sometime after midnight the sky fell out. RDB and I both woke at various points to the crash and bang of thunder and lightening, and the constant drumming of rain on the roof. Before we went to bed, a last minute tent camper had shown up in the spot beside us; by the next morning, they were gone.
Perhaps you can see why: