Monday, April 14, 2014

Readying for Summer on the Boardwalk

Usually our day's destination is a town's historic district, a restored theater or hotel, an event, or some scenic attraction.

Today's destination was a place for lunch, but first, something to do.

About midway between Houston and Galveston is the town of Kemah (TX), located on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. And in this shore town was the Kemah Boardwalk.
It had been a colder-than-usual winter in the Galveston area, and the spring day that we visited the park fit this same description.
Add the fact that this was a weekday--albeit possibly during Spring Break--and this may account for the relatively small attendance.
For this reason, the carousel and other rides operated on a somewhat intermittent schedule.
The 65-foot Ferris wheel

and The Aviator were two of the partially-filled rides.
Two rides that usually had a waiting line were the Drop Zone (left in the photo below) and the Boardwalk Tower (right).

The Drop Zone

Boardwalk Tower

We turned our attention to other scenes on the Boardwalk. This young fellow kept his grandmother moving quickly as she tried to keep up with him.
This light fixture with its "eyelashes" was a curious creation in and of itself; adding an audience of one appreciative gull completes the scene.
We thought that this fish food dispensing machine would catch the attention of visitors. But in case passersby hadn't noticed the machine's position on the Boardwalk, this feathered watchman was there to point it out.
And if there were still questions about how to use the machine, his helpful assistant
was there to point out where the coins should go. (Incidently, what had caught Kate's eye was watching this bird flip up the dispenser door with its beak and pull out one nugget of food.)
Vendors awaited crowds who wanted take their turn at trying to win a souvenir or, if all else failed, to buy one.

We caught the Boardwalk Express as it headed into a tunnel on its way to
Saltgrass Junction.
All that was needed was about another 30 degrees.

Pelican Pics of the Day


adham said...

شركة تنظيف بالطائف شركة الهدي افضل شركة نقل عفش بالطائف كذلك هى افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
شركه الهدى
شركة رش بالطائف
خدمات الطائف
شركة تنظيف بالطائف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
نظافه عامه بالطائف
شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف

adham said...

شركة تنظيف شقق بالطائف
نقل عفش بالطائف
بالطائف شفط بيارات
تسليك مجارى بالطائف
تنظيف خزنات بالطائف
رش مبيدات بالطائف
نقل عفش بخميس مشيط
شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف

adham said...

ان اردت نقل عفش منزلك بالدمام ابيات الشرقية من اهم شركات نقل العفش بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والقطيف والاحساء
شركة المتحدة
شركة نقل عفش بنجران
شركة نقل عفش بخميس مشيط
شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
شركة نقل عفش بمكة
شركة نقل عفش بينبع
شركة نقل عفش بابها

adham said...

شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش ببريدة
شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم
شركة نقل عفش بتبوك