I am fairly certain I have spend more time in hotel rooms in the past six weeks than I have in the past three years and believe me, there is no complaining. I LOVE traveling (hence, the name of the blog).
The weekend before the 4th of July, the hubs and I went on a little vacation of our own. We went to the coast of Texas and had a pretty good time…
We left Friday night really late… around ten-ish. He got off work around seven and we went to get dinner down near where we used to live. Then we had to drive another forty-five minutes to the new place and get packed up which made for a late start.
That meant we didn’t get as much driving in Friday night into Saturday morning. I think we stopped a little bit before we got to Austin. Guess what hotel we stayed at? I am totally digging their Texas shaped waffles!
He didn’t give much guidance as to where we were going, so I began to look at stuff near Austin. There is a lot of graffiti art I still want to go see down there.
Instead, we headed south towards Houston. I didn’t get to view much of the scenery because I was working on a paper for school (ah, the joys of grad school) but the stops at Buckees was always a nice retreat.
Geez, I haven’t done a blog post on Buckees. I have got to change that. Maybe an adventure for this coming weekend before I head back to Tennessee!
Anyways… back to the story.
Yes! You have officially been invaded with Snapchat pictures! I feel my life has been a success. No, seriously though, I thought that filter was just about spot on with the background.
I had never been to Houston before that picture so naturally I loved getting to see a new big city.
Still not as pretty as Dallas… or New York City. But, hey, you can’t win ’em all.
We got through Houston really quick which hubs noted was because they have highways with eight lanes (Dallas’ biggest that I have seen had five). On the other side of Houston though it began to go slow, so we opted to take a different route which meant instead of going to Galveston, we headed towards Kemah Beach.
I am telling you- one day I will be able to surf. I don’t care how long it takes me.
Hubs was ready to eat before we got into downtown Houston (he spotted a Smashburger) but we managed to make it to Kemah before I got hungry. Once we got there though, I got hungry quick. But there were other things that had to be done first.
Like looking at all the big boats that were meant for the gulf and, quite possibly, the ocean. We walked around the docks and then boarded a free farry in order to get to the board walk.
I didn’t think much of it but hubs said as we were getting off that the reason why they didn’t just create a bridge to take us along that short of a path was so the boats could get in and out of the docking area. The captain of the ferry was very impressed with the fact that hubs had figured it out. He said a lot of people end up asking him why they have the ferry.
I don’t have any pictures of the board walk because I didn’t find it very impressive. I mean, I guess when you’re used to places like Ocean City or even Biloxi, Kemah’s board walk was very unimpressive. They did have one cool looking wooden coaster.
After walking the boardwalk for a bit, we decided that something simple would be good now and we would get something big later in the day. We opted for the Cadillac Bar, which was a Mexican restaurant nearby.
We scarfed down some chips and ordered our drinks. B had salsa and I had what I am guessing was supposed to be a waterdown version of guacamole (it wasn’t bad though). For drinks, B got an unsweet tea (his usual) and I ordered a water and we split an adult beverage that had grapefruit in it. I am not a grapefruit fan but it was pretty good.
Earlier in the week I had a bout of baby fever that was very quickly squelched by the kid sitting with the family next to us. Don’t get me wrong, he was cute as a bug but he talked the entire time they were there and every other word out of his mouth was mom. I did find it humourous though when he was watching the boats and a sail boat with the black flag that marks a pirate ship drove past the restaurant. He was mesmerized by the pirate ship.
Despite the fact that we had scarfed down the nachos (I like saying the word scarfed) and salsa, we ordered a plate of nachos as a meal to split. The chips were actual cut up thick tortillas shells that had been deep fried. It was amazing for the empty stomach. It also paired really well with the drink.
Here might be why the Cadillac Restuarant got its name. There is car stuff all over the place. It was right up B’s alley and, to be honest, this restaurant I would recommend if you are going to Kemah.
If you want to go to a good boardwalk, I recommend Galveston…