When is the last time you were in an airport other than the one here? I've been flying since I was little and I remember airports being large. Like to me at that age it was gigantic and was full of people and we walked a long way to get to our gate and that was it. But adult me takes in all the sights and sounds now and I have to say airports have come a very long way since I was a little Rebecca...

I made some pretty cool observations at Houston Hobby recently. Check out some of what they have inside their airport that is fairly new and a pleasant surprise to me:

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A mother's room. How nice. Momma's can have the privacy they deserve when baby gets fussy and it's time to eat or change a diaper.

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Located right next to the mother's room, a chapel. Also super cool. For those who may be anxious about a flight, need some quiet prayer time or how about no matter the reason, what a great addition to an airport.

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We can't forget our four-legged friends! For those who travel with a service dog, this room is designed to let them run around or relieve themselves after being cooped up on an airplane for however long.

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And last but certainly not least. Where the heck was this when I was little and traveling with my parents? A play area for kids. A stuffy flight will a cranky child make! Poor babies have to sit still and in most cases be quiet for the better part of an hour. This room was pretty rowdy when I stepped in, with good reason. lol

Other than your typical food stops, Starbucks and gift shops, I love that all of these can be seen in an airport in Texas. What would you like to see in an airport?

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