Thursday, June 03, 2010

Quick Getaways Close to Home

The following is a guest post from our friend, Hallie Carrington.

dutchman.JPGLast weekend my husband and I decided we were going to be spontaneous and drive out of town for the night. We packed a couple overnight bags, activated the house alarm click here, and then set out looking for adventure. We live in The Woodlands, which is a suburb of Houston, and decided to head south toward the Kemah Boardwalk.

We weren't disappointed. When we arrived the sun was setting and the magic of the boardwalk was in full swing. Thankfully it wasn't too hot so we were able to enjoy a stroll down the rows of boutique shops. From Christmas year round, to antique toy stores, there wasn't anything that didn't catch our interest. We decided to check and see if the Boardwalk Inn might have a vacancy for the night, and were lucky enough to get a room overlooking the bay. After we freshened up from the drive, we headed downstairs again to have some fun at the arcade games. From there we rode their wooden rollercoaster, and took a spin on the Ferris wheel. Afterward we enjoyed a fantastic dinner at The Flying Dutchman. Their fresh fish and gourmet appetizers are amazing.

For those in the Houston area looking for a quick getaway with endless possibilities, close to home, the Kemah Boardwalk definitely fulfills all the requirements.


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