Our Summer Bucket List – How Are We Doing?

Does school really start again this month?  We’re working on our Bucket List in between work, lessons and life in general. Check our status below.

Our list includes:

  • Take the Port of Houston Tour (Free)
    • Free tours are available every day except Monday. Check the schedule HERE. That said, it seems that all tours are full until October. We’ve reserved tickets for the Fall so that we are sure to catch this great tour.
  • Visit the Houston Fire Museum 10 times (Adults: $5.00, Seniors: $4.00, Children: $3.00, Infants under 2 are free, Free for members)
    • 5 down, 7 to go. We love this air conditioned playground.
  • Visit the Houston Zoo(Free first Tuesday afternoon of the month)
  • Ride the Hermann Park Train and Pedal Boats($3 each for train, $9 per boat)
    • DONE!  Grandma and Grandpa pedaled out with my big kids while James and I stayed on shore.  All of us took the trip around Hermann Park on the train.
  • Visit the Children’s Museum of Houston(Free Thursday Evenings)
    • DONE!  I’ve always said the Children’s Museum makes me tired.   I think I’ve discovered the secret to enjoying the giant and (over) stimulating place.  We’ve started going more often and focusing on just one room on each trip.  The kids are able to better focus on their activities and do not feel like they need to run from exhibit to exhibit.   Not chasing two monkeys, while carrying around their baby brother, makes me extra happy.
  • Complete the Houston Public Library Reading Program(Free)
    • We messed up on this.  The deadline is past and we did not get our list of books submitted.  I hope you did better and picked up the prize: One voucher for a free ticket to a Houston Astros game (children K-12); one free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult Houston Rocket’s ticket; entered into a Grand Prize drawing for an iPod Touch (Ages 13+), a Nintendo 3DS, or a LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet. Check HERE for details.
  • Read All the Books on the HISD “Name that Book” list (Free)
    • Oh, I hope we do better on this than we did with the library program…
  • Teach Brooke to Swim
    • We’re working on it. I’ll post a video when we’re swimming!

If you are making your own bucket list, be sure to check out the FREE Admission days at the Houston Museums HERE. To see the big list of free things to do in Houston, go HERE.


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