Another Busy, Last Minute, Day . . .

After a nice, relaxing morning drinking coffee outside in the beautiful weather, I hit the ground running about 11 am trying to wrap up several clients.

After finishing up one, I headed into Webster to pick up Jan’s Valentine’s gift at the FEDEX store. Looks like it got here from England just in time.

On the way I passed a local souvenir store and remembered I wanted to pick up a new NASA hat before we leave on Monday.

NASA Worm Hat

My old one is starting to look kind of frayed and it’s time for another one.

After picking up Jan’s gift it was back to the client countdown where I was able to knock out two more for this year.

That only leaves me two more. One I’ll finish up tomorrow, the other one may stretch into Saturday. We’ll see how it goes.

By now it was close to 4pm so I headed back home to pick up Jan for our Valentine’s date night.

Our destination was just a few miles up the road to Kemah Boardwalk.

Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is a 40 acre dining / entertainment area overlooking Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel. It has 11 restaurants and another 15 rides and amusement areas.

One of them, the Boardwalk Bullet, is one of the most compacted and twisted roller coasters ever built. It has 42 crossovers, a 92 foot drop, and hits more than 50 mph.

Saltgrass Steakhouse 2

Our dinner was at Saltgrass Steakhouse right next door to the roller coaster, In fact you could just feel the vibrations as the coaster was running.

Saltgrass Steakhouse

Our steaks were really good, with Jan having a Center Cut Filet, and I had a Ribeye with BBQ Shrimp Brochettes. The Shrimp were stuffed with Jalapenos and Cream Cheese, wrapped in bacon, and grilled with a really tangy BBQ sauce.

The steaks were delicious, the shrimp was fantastic, and the service was great. You really couldn’t ask for a better meal. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

At the beginning of the meal, we had in mind to split a piece of their Blueberry Cheese Cake, but by the time we finished dinner, we were just too full. Darn!

After dinner we strolled around the complex as the sun went down, and then decided to check out Stingray Reef.

The last time we were here, our granddaughter Piper was 6 or 7, so it’s been while since we visited.

StingRay Reef 1

StingRay Reef 2

Stingray Reef consists of a low-walled pond housing 20 – 30 stingrays that love to be hand-fed. If you hold out food, they will propel themselves out of the water upon to the side of the wall and take the food from your hand. You can even pet them. Really neat.

They also had a number of very nice, very large, very colorful saltwater aquariums on display.

StingRay Reef 3

StingRay Reef 4

StingRay Reef 5

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Later we also hit a few of the rides, including the Boardwalk Choo-Choo, the Ferris Wheel,

Kemah Train

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and the Boardwalk Observation Tower.

Boardwalk Tower

The train ride was a freebie since we got a free ticket for two with our meal.

After walking around for about an hour, we headed back to the car with a stopover at the Boardwalk Starbuck’s for a couple of Cinnamon Dolce Lattes to cap off a wonderful evening.

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Thought for the Day:

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. –Ronald Reagan (1986)

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One Response

  1. What a wonderful evening you both had. Sadly, we are still gate guarding so we had king crab legs on sale from H.E.B.

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