We recently went to visit Vanessa’s brother in the Galveston, TX area. We spent a lot of time in the nice warm ocean water. Always a joy. Galveston is a long, thin island with beach house after beach house on stilts. We went to Moody Gardens and saw a sloth, vampire bats, and some neat plants. I also got to do the zip line…High up some stairs, they have an obstacle course where you can face your fear of heights while safely secured to a rope on tracks that follow you around. We got to go to the NASA space center and see some huge rockets and some pretty cool exhibits. Your face apparently turns red in zero gravity, from some videos we watched. Vanessa’s brother has a DJI Phantom drone that he flew around for us. He even had some goggles so that we could see what the drone saw. Amazing stuff. He also got Bluetooth-controlled paper airplanes with a propeller and rudder that you control from your cellphone…great idea. We’ll have to experiment further to get them working. As far as Texas in general, we saw a lot of cowboy churches, which I’d never heard of. We ate at Braum’s because I heard it was good. Can’t recommend it. We also stopped at Dyers BBQ in Amarillo, which was pretty good.