The other remarkable aspect of the tour was seeing the large equipment that has been in outer space but they were now located next to a field of cattle and cows on a heritage farm on the NASA site.
There are signs for deer crossing and other wild animals that roam the site — this is ironic for keeping space explorers grounded in the countryside and natural environment in Texas. There are trees planted to honour and show appreciation to astronauts who have passed away.
NASA also apparently has a local outreach and competitions programme for schools. Unite, Create and Explore is their mission motto displayed on site to encourage space exploration…and that is a good problem to have! Like New Orleans, I spent some lovely time socialising with my friends and it was amazing checking out the local homes, shopping and leisure areas.
There were some cows in a field but also a lot of large shopping areas with the likes of JC Penny, Guillards, Wal-Mart, Costco and very nice entertainment and restaurant areas. The food was amazing and my friends made sure that I tried some of the local dishes! We also took a drive to Galveston , which is on the Gulf of Mexico. I was aware of it by a couple of pop songs, and by looking at the maps of the south of the USA.
It is a really nice seaside town with influences from the immigrants who came there — so you can still see French and Spanish architecture, British telephone boxes, and they were also getting ready for Mardi Gras. Both New Orleans and Houston have the crossroads and waterways with the past and present, the wild and the unknown — a coming together with the old and new USA and Europe. Select currency. My Plans. Open menu Menu. If you have ever visited New Orleans, you know that it has its own vocabulary, and the locals have their own way of communicating.
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