Thursday, January 27, 2011

Exploring the Galveston Bay Area

Kemah Boardwalk and shopping area

Off we went this morning to see what's out and about in the area. We drove to the Galveston Bay area for breakfast. We had trouble finding something, so we stopped at the Kemah Boardwalk, a fun place for families. We found a little grill inside the boardwalk area and it was fine. The town of Kemah is a little fishing village along Galveston Bay. The boardwalk looks beautiful and is kept very clean. There are restaurants, shopping boutiques and amusement park rides for younger children. The landscaping is beautifully done and the very new looking boardwalk wraps around restaurants like Saltgrass Steakhouse, Landry's, the Red Japanese steakhouse, and also The Flying Dutchman Restaurant. There are great little stores all around the complex.  If it's a warm day, you can be "sittin' on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away..." (Otis Redding)

Later, we went looking at other RV campgrounds and came back thinking we've got one of the most reasonably priced, safe, and pretty spots to sit for a month. We looked at Marina Bay RV Resort, and although they had three small pools, and an adults only section, it felt like you were lined up in a parking trees, and a large apartment complex across the lot from the RV resort, plus trash dumpsters and a little dried up swamp on the other side. We checked out some more RV places, and they definitely were not safe nor in a nice place or there was zero views. Here, we have a great view of the bayou, we're right on it! And, we have wild parrots! Yep, you heard that right! Lots of green parrots which people are feeding here. Unfortunately, the blackbirds are equally competing for the bird seed people put out so there are more blackbirds than there are parrots. They seem to co-exist peacefully at the feeders.

On our travels this morning, we saw what a beautiful town Galveston is...there is some incredible architecture here, some beautiful Victorian homes and mansions, and an area called The Strand...a street filled with boutiques and unique places to eat and shop. We'll be checking that out soon...that's a mother/daughter trip for sure!   See you later....


  1. Hi, read your blog everyday and really enjoy it. we have been at the jamaica beach rv park for 2 weeks and will be leaving here sunday but i think you would love this place it is out on west beach just accross the road from the gulf, we are facing the gulf as i write this.Also there is a restuarant that was on diners drive inns and dives that we went to in kemah the other day called t bone toms. we were there for lunch and their catfish basket was to die for. maybe we will catch up with you sometimes on our adventures. take care mikki

  2. Love the picture of the Parrots. They are such a pretty color.

  3. Wow wild parrots at a bird feeder. Now that's something I've never seen before until your great picture!! Where did they come from?

    Sounds like you are happy with where you are camped. Much better than being where we are. It snowed AGAIN today. SIGH!!