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Not everyone has the time or money to spend on a long vacation. Sometimes all you can get in is a weekend and thankfully that’s plenty. Not that long ago, we took a mini-vacay to Houston, Texas.
It’s only about 3.5 hours away which means we didn’t have to spend endless hours listening to the kids complain. It was short, sweet, and didn’t break the bank.
Take a look at the places we visited using the Houston City Pass:
Space Center Houston
When my son was younger he wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. He loved space and anything to do with it. So, of course, we had to visit NASA.
It was neat seeing behind the scenes of our space program and so many different artifacts. It’s a must-see for sure!
When you first arrive at the Space Center the first thing you notice is a huge shuttle carrier aircraft with a space shuttle replica on top. It’s hard to miss.
See those sunglasses on my face?
They are JORD’s new thing. If you don’t recall, JORD (pronounced like Yoda with no -a) is a popular handcrafted wood timepiece brand.
They love nature and have decided to add a new accessory to their line — sunglasses for women and men!
I am loving these sunglasses, BTW.
These particular ones are named Holly ( I love that name). They feature rose gold titanium and African padauk wood.
The Holly sunglasses by JORD are a nice twist on the classic aviator style with circular lenses. Much more my style and feminine, in my opinion.
Perfect for a walk on the boardwalk with their polarized lenses. They helped reduce glare and blocked those lingering UV rays from the setting sun.
The Kemah Boardwalk has a nice mix of restaurants, games, and shopping but our favorite part was the seagulls.
I know it may sound weird with everything else there is to do. But, you see — they had fish food you could buy to feed the fish.
The problem was when you would throw the food seagulls would swoop in and steal it.
Tons of seagulls swarmed us — my boys loved it!
We’ve been to a lot of aquariums but this one was made unique by having white tigers. It’s not something you typically think of when you think aquarium which made it super cool and unexpected.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
This was by far was surprisingly our favorite attraction. It came out of nowhere and wowed us.
From the dinosaurs and butterflies to the gems and Egyptian hall, we loved it all!
The JORD Holly Sunglasses were so ultra-lightweight that I barely noticed them on my head while we walked the museum.
Apparently, the time to go to the zoo is when there is an approaching storm. The place was deserted so we zipped through a few exhibits before the storm hit.
It really was a perfect time to go — the incoming storm made it feel so nice.
They have a sea lion show, a petting zoo, a reptile & amphibian house, and a water play park. And, of course, there are loads of different kinds of animals from all over the world too.
From black bears, lions, and gorillas to giraffes, elephants, and more — you’ll just fall in love with all their cute creatures.
City Pass is a fantastic deal, you can’t go wrong.
Just like you can’t go wrong with JORD sunglasses!
They all feature:
- 12-month limited manufacturer warranty
- 14-day hassle-free returns
- Free folding travel case with a lens cloth
- JORD’s signature stacked woods
- free shipping
- 100% secure checkout
- Payment plans available
- Post-warranty service available
However, unlike some of the other wood sunglasses, JORD’s Holly sunglasses do have an ear and nose piece. This means you can feel extra sure that these babies aren’t going anywhere!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.