Tuesday, July 15

Birthday 55

I turned 55 today.  My husband told me I could take up to two days to celebrate.  I chose one, and I chose Kemah.  Not such a great idea.  We should have remembered that places like that are pretty much closed down on Mondays.  Sure enough.  We did have a nice drive over there....fiddled around for a little bit, then headed to Galveston.  I always like Galveston.
 
 
Busy Bee
Alvin, Texas
Wish this place was in
Freeport.
 



 
Just the normal fare....
except for the manatee size
cinnamon roll.
 




 
Shots of the deserted shopping areas in Kemah.
buggah
Had I remembered the Monday thing,
we would have gone on Tuesday.
And I would have birthdayed myself
all day long today, too.
 


 
These bushes were electric green.
A picture doesn't do them justice.
I don't like bushes, but these were pretty neat.
 

 

 
Hmmm.
Trying to remember why we didn't
go get some coffee.
????
 


 
I thought it would be fun to get a selfie with the Icee Bear.
Fail.
A guy and his family walked by and saw my struggle.
So he took a good picture.
Thanks whoever you were!
 



Every place has one of these little leaky water parks.
RIGHT.
No running.
This must be for insurance purposes
because nobody in their right minds think that
kids aren't going to run around in these play areas.
Unless, there were so many signs in the way, that you couldn't.
 



 
I love these birds.
The white is so white and the black is so black.
 
But then.....my third favorite color is gray.
I can't win.
 



The same people that let their kids run around in those
slick water parks.....probably feed the birds, too.
The signs that are everywhere are CRAZY.
 
Special diet?
Define that please.
 


 
No thanks.
I don't want to stand in a little area and feel
a hurricane. 
 



Ha.
You know a horse will throw a shoe?
Well, a beach bum threw his flip-flops......
 



Before leaving Kemah, we stopped at Sonic.
Of course we pulled into this one.
What a nice sign to let people know.
 


 
We're randomly in Galveston, but hardly ride the ferry.
Sometimes I just don't want my hair messed up.
(NOT really)
Sometimes the weather is just pathetic, or we're short on time.
Today was perfect.
 




I look around at others....
It seems like only MY hair is messed up.
 



 
Cool Birds
 

 
Last stop was Salt Grass Steak House
This was our view.
Everything was very nice....until my husband realized
that what I was drinking was not water.
It was Sprite.
Hey, it was my birthday.
 

10 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoyed your photo's!

Rebecca said...

Yeah...What's UP with that Monday stuff? I'm always rarin' to go on Mondays and seems like no one else is!

And those signs...I think they serve mostly to plant ideas in peoples' minds. When told NOT to do something, what's the normal reaction?

Did you take along the whole crew on your birthday day?

Michele McEntire said...

Rebecca, just hubby and I!

Humble wife said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

I love the way you take the ordinary and make them extraordinary. The pictures of your day make me smile and think you had a marvelous day!

Grammie Kim said...

So glad you found a ferry on which to have your 55 birthday. I don't know what I did on mine...you will remember. :) Good pics.
Love you, my dear friend.

Heather McEntire said...

wait....you drank SPRITE?

Kari said...

Happy, happy birthday! Loved your pictures of Kemah. Sure do miss it! And Saltgrass? Their steak with the melted garlic butter is uh-mazing! Thanks for sharing! We love and miss y'all!

Anonymous said...

I love you dearly my sister Michele, who I would have rather had her name than mine. Whats this thing with Sprite? Do you not drink pop or bubbly drinks?I am glad you at least got a day out on your birthday and your husband took the whole day to do it for you!Even if it was a Monday...sorry..Love Kristi

Michele McEntire said...

I just rarely order pop.....and then when what I had looked like water....it was just funny. IF and when I order summpin to drink, James rolls his eyes like he can't afford it.

Michele McEntire said...

How cool is it to be color coordinated with the Icee Bear?