Question about visiting the Houston Area

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Question about visiting the Houston Area
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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 12:42pm
Hey, I know there are several people on the board who are familiar with the Houston area. My kid wants to go to Houston to visit the Johnson Space Center next month. The reviews I have seen of the place are decidedly negative....costs too much, not much to see, staff unfriendly, stuff like that. Anybody actually been? And what else should we see and do in the Houston area in March? I have some interest in the Rothko Chapel and I am sure the kids would like to see the USS Texas....what else? Thanks!
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:48pm
there aren't many "local" places i know of.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:53pm

DH brought home two whole pizzas left over from work yesterday, they were loaded/everything kinds from papa johns.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 4:14pm
Maybe you can make up for it on a different day, LOL. :-) No Meat Monday has a nice ring to it. Maybe you can get partial credit.














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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 11:25am

No, we won't be going to SeaWorld.


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 2:37pm

Uhmm....according the the JSC website, "Space Center Houston" is the vistor's center for the Johnson Space Center. According to them, you go to Space Center Houston to get the tram tours through the JSC. We are thinking of taking the Level 9 tour, which includes The Level Nine Tour sites includes, according to them:

* Building 3 - Astronaut Cafeteria (Enjoy a free lunch where the astronauts eat everyday.)
* Building 9NE - Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility (Observation Catwalk)
* Building 30S - New Mission Control Center (Viewing Areas)
* Building 30N - Historic Mission Control Center
* Building 32 - Space Environment Simulation Lab (Vacuum Chamber)* * Sonny Carter Training Facility - Neutral Buoyancy Lab (Observation Catwalk)

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 2:23pm

I'm guessing the non national

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 4:44pm

My student recommended this place: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&source=hp&oq=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=tony%27s+pizza+houston&fb=1&gl=us&hq=tony%27s+pizza&hnear=houston&cid=3742597442539673458

I haven't been there yet. If I'm ever feeling up for a drive I'll check it out.

Maybe I can pose the question a different way: What makes, oh say, Pizza Hut "bad" pizza?















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Registered: 02-24-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 5:02am

Pizza hut: Prefabricated dough that is not like proper pizza dough. Lots of oil that is some kind of cheap oil, and definitely not olive oil. It is like a mass-produced imitation of a pizza, the same way those prefab, frozen fries made from powdered potato that has been molded into sticks are mass-produced imitations of proper french fries.

Real pizza should look something like this:

http://tiny.cc/IKk1X

Note the uneven bubbles in the crust edge and the sparing use of sauce and cheese. Pox on you ;) because now I really want to go to Rome.

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Edited 3/2/2010 5:09 am ET by rollmops2009
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 11:24am

It's like saying TacoBell is good mexican food.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 12:11pm
Thanks for the picture! I've never even seen pizza that looks like that!