Sunday, September 24, 2006

Houston Update

The travel to Houston was a safe one. We avoided all rain and most traffic. We arrived at our hotel, Club Quarters Houston at 3:30pm in time to check in, freshen up and walk to the stadium. You can see Minute Maid Park from the front door of our hotel(about 8 blocks). We were one of the first 10,000 fans to enter the park so we each received a Roger Clemens bobble head doll. Since it was early we decided to take them back to our rooms instead of keep them with us during the game and afterwards.

Houston right now is hot, humid, yet breezy. I was soaked from the 8 block walk to our hotel and had to change shirts before going back. Lucky for us the stadium is a dome and was climate controlled just right.

Watched a good game and my 60% stock on the Cardinals winning went belly up. Another late inning dramatic win for the Astros. After the game we stopped by our hotel to change out of our Cardinal clothing before we headed off to The Flying Saucer right around the corner. It is a place that serves about 100 draught beers as well as 200 bottled beers. We ordered a few drinks and a late dinner. *FOOD critique ahead: I ordered a plate where I got to pick from a list of salamis and meats as well as cheeses. The pick 2 was $7.99. We received a wimpy 4 slices of Genoa salami and a small wedge of Cotswold cheese garnished with a few almonds, grapes, crusty bread peices and dressings. AND no fork or knife to cut or spread the cheese with.

Worked out this morning and we will head back for North Texas around 11am. Be home in time to see if the Cardinals can beat Clemens in his possible last game as an Astro.

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