Ben and Elliott have been friends for more than 9 years. During that time they have played games, designed shirts, created music, and much more. They’ve changed from little boys to young men. Their friendship endures because of their many similarities but it thrives because of their many differences.
This past week we spent nine days together flying from Indianapolis to Houston and back. Along the way, the boys/men met mutual friends, played more games, explored and discovered new places, walked the streets of Houston, ate amazing meals and learned even more about one another.
I believe it will be a trip they will never forget. It was our goal to enjoy ourselves, experience new and exciting things, and connect with old friends. I think we accomplished our mission. In the words of Gary Sinise, playing Ken Mattingly in the Houston-based movie, Apollo 13, “It (was a) hell of a mission. One for the books.”
Ben and Elliott waiting for our first leg of the journey.
Our first steps in Houston.
Our first morning in Houston and Ben’s lounging, Elliott’s programming.
Posing for the Shot.
Tour schedule ready to begin.
Ben and Elliott saved this woman’s cane from the jaws of a massive crocodile!
After walking around the swamp, it was nice to take a break.
Near the fountain in the Museum center.
Stopping for a pose.
Elliott enjoys his morning Joe while waiting for the museum to open.
A picture perfect position.
Gazing at the grandeur of the MFAH.
Lunch never tasted so good.
Stopping for a moment of Zen.
Several evenings were spent enjoying the dice gave, Perudo.
Ben is dressed for the day at Space Center Houston.
The Saturn V Rocket was a high point of the day.
Ben in Profile.
The boys discover digital delight.
Ben in Outline.
Elliott in Outline
A VERY cold walk on the beach.
A view of the boys through the penguin tank.
Where I found them.
Elliott tries to keep his glasses from blowing off while riding on the ferry back to the mainland.
A good place to stop.
Most evenings, the computers were out and League of Legends dominated the hotel lobby.
Waiting for the plane from Houston.
A long week, late nights, and lots of site seeing caught up to them on the way home.
Elliott and Ben, Easter 2013.