Family Vacation to Houston, Tx

Family Vacation to Houston, Tx

I already posted about Delilah’s first flight last week and now I finally have enough time to write about the actual trip!

We went to Houston to visit my brother and celebrate his 26th birthday. My mom flew in from Fort Lauderdale and we met her there. Unfortunately, Liam was not able to come because it was going too expensive to pay him a plane ticket especially since the trip was very last minute and I was transitioning jobs. Delilah flies for free so bringing her was a little simpler. We have vowed to take Liam somewhere by plane very soon to make it up to him though!

While in Houston we went to the Children’s Museum of Houston. I was a little surprised that over a year old they charge an entrance fee for kids, I thought that was a little lame. But we found a living social deal online which saved us half off the admission price so it worked out in our favor. The Children’s Museum was ah-mazing! An absolute delight. I would go back to Houston just to take Delilah here again when she’s older, it was that awesome. There was a lot of cool things, it was educational but also silly and they had a great play area for the younger kids. My 26 year old brother really loved the stuff geared towards older kids (like 8-10 year old lol).

Fun with science
Fun with science
Table cloth trick
Table cloth trick

Table cloth trick
Table cloth trick
Toddler play area
Toddler play area

We also went to the Houston Arboretum to kill some time one morning and I was surprised at how beautiful it was. It was definitely a hidden gem in the big city. I love to try to foster a love for the outdoors with Delilah and taking her to the Arboretum was a great way to do just that. She loved exploring and walking around. They had a little play area that was really sweet, bird watching, a lake with turtles, and beautiful, lush trails for all levels and ages.

Picking flowers with grandma
Picking flowers with grandma

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After that we went to the Houston Downtown Aquarium. It was not as big as a I expected but that’s just because there was so much more than just an aquarium. The restaurant was delicious, although very crowded and busy. It was a higher price point though, they also had cheaper dining options outside. The sting ray petting area was a lot of fun. The store had some cute little trinkets. But the outside area was the best part. The train that went through to the shark exhibit was loads of fun. The ferris wheel was huge and there were a few other cool rides and carnival style games. And the water splash area was small but very enjoyable. Compared to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, I’d say the Houston Aquarium isn’t as big but it’s got its own appeal and charm to it.

Fishie!
Fishie!
Outside area
Outside area
Splash park and outside area
Splash park and outside area
Sting ray petting
Sting ray petting

A few other highlights of the trip included my Texas shaped waffle at our free breakfast at the Hampton Inn,

Merica
Merica

Leaving Delilah with my mom at the hotel during bed time for a few hours so we could have a date night two nights in a row,

Date Night
Date Night

And being head to toe in Dolphins gear on Sunday in Houston Texas hehehe.

Fins up!
Fins up!

We had a great trip and we can’t wait to see where our next family vacation takes us!

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