Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ten on the Tenth - Favorite Signs From A Recent Trip

Last week I took a road trip to visit my sister, brother-in-law and nieces for a few days. Then Robbie joined me and we enjoyed a weekend get-away. Today I'm sharing ten of my favorite signs from that trip.

First, I enjoyed having lunch with the twins at their school during my visit, and they wanted me to take a photo of them with the first grade sign in the school cafeteria.

This next sign is on Natashia's T-shirt and advertises the play (A Candle in the Window) she performed in while I was there.

Brenda and I enjoyed a day of shopping during my visit, stopping first at the important stores like Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's. We grabbed a roast beef sandwich at the Arby's in the mall food court, and this sign appeared as my sandwich disappeared.

Robbie and I spent Sunday afternoon watching the Houston Texans versus the Cleveland Browns game here.

We were pleasantly surprised to get to see another former US president as President George H. W. Bush was on hand for the opening coin toss. There were so many photographers and cameramen on the field that it was hard to get a clear shot, but I did capture this photo of the former president on the end zone screen. (This was a real treat as we did not know ahead of time who would be tossing the coin. Some of you may remember that we also saw former President George W. Bush earlier this year.)

That evening we visited the Kemah Boardwalk and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Landry's Seafood Restaurant.

This next sign was posted near our outdoor waterfront table.

The next day we made a stop at the Johnson Space Center.

We enjoyed touring the space center, seeing a mission control room, the astronaut training modules and the Saturn V.

As we were leaving and heading home, this sign summed up our trip - we had a blast.

I hope you enjoyed these ten signs from my trip. I have to leave you with one bonus sign that made me laugh out loud. As we were ascending a flight of stairs to the mission control room, the door at the top of the stairs was propped open . . . despite this prominently displayed sign.


This post is brought to you as part of Shimelle's Ten Things - click here to see more Ten on the Tenth posts.

21 comments:

Ellyn said...

I love it! Looks like you had a great weekend!

Sian said...

I think this is going to be one of my favourite ideas for a "ten" this month! Very clever.

Annette said...

I love taking pictures of signs too! Glad you had fun. Want to go to the Kemah boardwalk sometime too. Happy 10th!

Ginger said...

Great idea for a 10 things post!

Shonie said...

Those are some great signs! I really like the 1st Grade one, so cute. The bird one was funny too!

Beverly said...

A great trip AND taking care of your Ten things project at the same time...win-win :)

Cheryl M said...

Your signs post made me remember an email I received not long ago with signs such as your last one, do not prop the door open. LOL
Fun post!!

Eleanor said...

Well I had a blast looking at your signs! A great idea for ten things, or any blog post, will be doing this sometime soon, thanks! (love the twins' sign the best)
Elx

Connie said...

cute post~looks like you has an awesome time !!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOL! Love your list.
Rinda

Linda said...

what a lovely idea, a trip seen through signs! Love it!

scrappysue said...

What a fun post, loved all the signs!

Becky said...

I love your signs! A great post!

Amy said...

I love this idea for ten on ten .... looks like a great weekend away too! :-)

Rebekah said...

What an awesome 10 things...what fun signs!

Sue Althouse said...

Love this way to document a trip! Looks like lots of fun.

Tammy said...

Oh fun. Looks like you had a great trip. It's been a long time since I went on a weekend get away. I should probably plan one soon - to do some Christmas shopping. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Nihao, Cupcake! by Margie said...

Great idea for 10 on 10! Always fun to stop by your blog.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a fun post and I enjoyed reading all the signs. Sounds like a great trip:)

MonicaB said...

Wonderful list this month!! Love the quote.

alexa said...

Fantastic collection of signs and they all made me smile in one way or another! Over here, you'd get a £1000 fine if the fire inspector finds a door propped open like this!