Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kemah, Texas

Did you know that Kemah, Texas is home to the third largest fleet of recreational boats in America? I did not. Until I read it on the website. After having visited Kemah today, I believe it. Marina after marina after marina all look like this. I think more boats live in Kemah than people.

Kemah, slightly southeast of Houston, is a touristy summertime kinda destination known for its boardwalk, amusement park, shops, restaurants. And, of course, boats. Which is why we were there. Bob was boat shopping. He seems to be fond of this little one with the red tarp.

We ate dinner at a humble little Italian restaurant called Frenchie’s. Came highly recommended by the boat broker, and he wasn’t kidding. The food was fabulous. I hadn't eaten homemade gnocchi's since I lived in Pittsburgh. Not far away is Johnson Space Center. When you walk into Frenchie’s restaurant, there are many photographs of astronauts that have eaten there. Bob says, “Well, if all these astronauts have eaten here, the food must be out of this world.”

Haha.

We didn’t have time to stroll the boardwalk after dinner. Not this time. Maybe rather it was a lack of inclination. Like I said, it’s a summertime destination. This is winter. And right now it’s cold outside.

This may be the view out my kitchen window someday. I love kitchen windows. What do you see out yours?

5 comments:

Common Household Mom said...

Boat shopping?! Will you be living full-time on this boat?

I love the photos of the boats. So many interesting lines going every which way.

The view out my kitchen window is SNOW. Around here it's all snow, all the time. So strictly speaking, it is a view of the water. But the not the same as the view out the window of that boat!

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Dear CHM,

Bob has a dream to live on a boat someday, but not anytime soon. Wouldn't be this little boat. We could sleep on it, but there's no shower.

Jan Rider Newman said...

View outside my kitchen window is currently dark and wet, nothing like the sunny niceness of your (prospective) little boat.

Common Household Mom said...

I came back just to look at your photos of blue sky. It's cheery!

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Anytime, CHM. Anytime.