Minute Maid Park - Houston, Texas

Last weekend my parents, cousin Janis and I headed to Houston for a quick trip.  From our parts of DFW it took us bout four and a half hours to get there.  We headed out first thing Saturday morning and our objective for the weekend was to see the Rangers play some baseball at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.  None of us had ever been to the ballpark and really Houston. so we were excited to check it out.

We arrived early afternoon and after checking into our beautiful hotel, Hilton Americas- Houston, we headed out and grabbed some lunch.  We walked around Discovery Park and could not get over how great the weather actually was.  After hanging out at the hotel some we finally headed to the ballpark to check it out before the game.  
When my parents first asked me if I wanted to join them on the trip I could not believe they were thinking about going to Houston in August, but since the ballpark has a closed roof it was very comfortable.  Actually, I was quite chilly for our first game.  At our first game of the weekend we sat on the second 'Club' level and had a great view.  We could see everything from there and really enjoyed the night game. 

On Sunday we enjoyed the morning at the hotel since it was raining and had a lovely breakfast at the hotel.  We packed our bags and once again headed to the ballpark a bit early.  Our seats this time around were wonderful and we loved being so close to the field.  My dad admitted that he had looked at so many tickets while planning that he was even surprised that our seats were so good.  Thanks, dad!
Even though the Rangers didn't win while we were there it was still a wonderful trip.  I cannot say enough about our great hotel and the wonderful ballpark.  We all decided that this trip needs to be a yearly thing, so expect this same post next year.  We are hoping to get to spend more time in the city next time, so I'll be sure to ask for suggestions when we get around to planning the next one.

At the end of the day, we got to see some great baseball and ultimately my favorite part was some great family time.  Go Rangers!

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