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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Strolling Along Kemah Boardwalk

Our visit to Kemah was not planned, we just decided to go there basing on the suggestion of friends who visited us.  In fact it was raining along the way going to the place, so we were just glad that it wasn't pouring when we got there.  And luckily, we got to roam around the place before the rain started again.  Kemah Boardwalk is indeed popular to both locals and tourists basing on the volume of people we saw, considering the awful weather at that time.  Why do people go there?  Well I guess, because it's a one stop amusement center.  Let me give you an idea around the place based on our visit:

Goods for sale all around.  In the entrance, we were greeted by food stalls were you can dine in their picnic area.  Place specialty... I think, that would be crawfish, since they have a festival in it's honor.  There were also memorabilia stores along the way which sells a variety of fun items for kids and tokens for your visit.

Mechanical stuffs.  Though the kids haven't tried the mini train roaming around the place, they had fun with the remote-controlled boats on a pond.  You just need to make sure you find your boat first (the boats are numbered but hard to see see from afar and confusingsing especially if all the boats are moving).  Like us, we found one of our boats, just seconds before the time expired. 

Bird feeding.  In the boardwalk, we saw people feeding seabirds.  Don't worry if you had not brought along seeds or food pellets with you, there's a dispenser along the boardwalk (it's just not free).  And one more thing, birds drop all sort of things.  Watch out, especially for the yucky ones... if you know what I mean.

Fun and extreme rides.  There were a couple of rides in the place, including those we parents don't want our children on (so we can't be on it... LOL!).  But anyway, it rained, so rides weren't an option at the time.   Maybe next time.

Prison time.  There was this old western prison cell just beneath the "Boardwalk Bullet" and along the game booths.  The kids really enjoyed taking their pictures inside it... but we really made it sure that they know there's nothing enjoyable about being in prison.

Buffet @ Lighthouse.  Speaking of saving the best for last... a buffet meal.  Glad they had an elevator, we didn't need to climb the stair having to carry the stroller of our kid.  Well, their food tasted fine.  Loved the shrimp and the fresh fruits.  Kids and wifey loved their pastries.  The coffee's too strong for me though.  And the prices were above the average.  Overall, who doesn't like eating all you can (the drinks not included by the way).

And as we thought we already had the highlight for the day, we were unexpectedly dragged in the freeway which left my heart pounding fast throughout the whole experience.  It's already dark and the rain made it even tougher.  My wife just kept on telling me to concentrate on the road, missed a couple of exit ramps... just glad we made it out in the third.  Then after we got through the dark exit ramp and highway (wondering also why it was not well-lighted).  I thank the Lord for everything, and one of those would be... reaching home safe and sound.  Yahweh bless.