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2011/056: Kemah

Our little getaway to Houston included a trip to Kemah on Saturday afternoon. First order of business were going to the seafood markets (not many of them left after Hurricane Ike a few years ago, but several are in the process of rebuilding) to buy crabs for dinner.  We left them to hang out in the cooler with some ice, while we went to the Boardwalk. We didn’t stay very long, because it was very crowded. It was foggy, too, and when the sun wasn’t peeking through the clouds, pretty chilly, too.

Buying crabs

View from the seafood market

Kemah Boardwalk

Found these guys on the side of a building in Seabrook on the way back to the hotel

16 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    how did you cook the crabs? didn’t you stay in a hotel?

    looking at these made me realize what I hate most about winter and that’s no color. Lovely shades of blue, it may have been cold but you can’t tell from the pics!

    25. February, 2011 at 08:36

    • Yes, we stayed at a hotel, but we chose one with a kitchenette. Greg brought a pot and crab seasoning, and steamed them.

      25. February, 2011 at 10:22

  2. These pictures remind me of warmer days. I can’t wait until the next time I get to smell the salty air.
    Do you buy the crabs live, like lobsters?

    25. February, 2011 at 09:06

  3. plainmama

    Crabs sound so good! Did you cook them? How did you do it? I love the pic of them!

    25. February, 2011 at 09:13

    • Thanks Amy. I didn’t cook them, Greg did (he steamed them).

      25. February, 2011 at 10:23

  4. Becky Sue

    That must have been a nice getaway. I’m a sucker for an ocean shot foggy or not.

    25. February, 2011 at 14:09

    • Thanks! Me, too! Too bad Kemah doesn’t have a beach.

      25. February, 2011 at 18:45

  5. Looks like fun! The crab photo is neat with the one holding onto the other! Starcrossed lovers perhaps?? 😉

    25. February, 2011 at 14:43

    • Nah, more like ripping each others legs/claws off 😉

      25. February, 2011 at 18:44

  6. Nice crabs. 🙂 That one’s my favorite of course, but the sailboats are pretty sweet!! The mariachi band is just fun. 🙂

    25. February, 2011 at 17:28

    • Thanks KC 🙂 Check back tomorrow for some crab eating pics.

      25. February, 2011 at 18:46

  7. Funny, we have some similar photos. Seafood, water, boats and I found a wooden mariachi band. I like the sailboats.

    25. February, 2011 at 17:59

    • Ooohh, really? Hurry up, I can’t wait to see YOUR pics! (Your getaway beats my getaway!)

      25. February, 2011 at 18:47

  8. dalia

    love these pics! looks like a nice place.

    25. February, 2011 at 20:18

  9. I like these, first and last especially.

    26. February, 2011 at 03:16

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