Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Summer Vacation {Kemah}

Now that summer is coming to a close and fall is about to begin, I think back on what fun we had during those hot summer months.  We began our summer time with a little vacation to the coast. 

On Sunday, June 3rd after church, we loaded up the family and drove to Kemah.  As you near the coast, the landscape is crowded with oil company after oil company.  Luckily, someone has taken it upon themselves to decorate a few of these huge containers to give you a little eye candy along the way.


Pretty cool, huh?  I especially like the man in blue in the last mural staring at you larger than life as you drive past him.  His look is saying, "Howdy, mam.  Now get the heck out of here!"  I'm a Texas history girl, so I thought the murals were amazing.

Once we arrived in Kemah, our first stop was to enjoy some finger lickin' good food at Landry's Seafood House.  My parents drove down also because they didn't want to miss out on the good food and fun.  I had cedar planked salmon which was delicious.  Brazos ate some popcorn shrimp, but he was more interested in coloring and driving his trains around the window sill.  Those trains go with him everywhere!  After dinner, a balloon artist came to our table and made Brazos a puppy dog.  What a treat!  But the balloon didn't last too long because someone kept putting it in his mouth.

Now it was time for fun!  Daddy bought Brazos a wrist band so he could ride as many rides as he liked.  He rode the carousel with Daddy, the hot air balloons with Granny, the airplanes with Mommy, the ferris wheel with Daddy, and we couldn't forget the train ride.  Afterall, we made sure we picked vacation spots that had trains for the little conductor.

Poor Sandy was too little for all the rides {except for the train} and it was really hot for her.  She wasn't in the best of moods.

When it was time to wind down and relax, Granny and Papa drove back home, and the Supak clan found their room at the Boardwalk Inn.  Brazos found his favorite toy immediately - the telephone.  We also ventured outside our room to visit the swimming pool.  Brazos loved the hot tub and we couldn't get him out.  Sandy fell asleep in my arms while I swayed back and forth in the water.  For supper we ate at a tiny pizza joint on the boardwalk.  To end the first day of our first family of four vacation, we sat on the balcony, resting up for the next day of fun.

Oh and how could I forget?!  The Boardwalk had a toy store filled with Thomas the Train toys.  Brazos spent most of him time in that store.  Sandy was happy in a toy store, too!
And one last picture...here was our view from the parking garage.  Yes, the parking garage.  A beautiful Texas coast night.

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