While we were in the Kemah area, we had a look at a few sailboats. Although we owned and lived on a Raven 26 sailboat in New Zealand, I actually haven't seen too many other types of sailboats, so it was a good opportunity to check out some potential options for our next boat. I was particularly intrigued by the Catalina 36 in terms of its livability. It seems to be one of those Tardis type of boats - more room in the inside than looks like from the outside. The Catalina 36 is a boats I had researched a year or so ago, so it was quite nice to see what they actually look like. (If you want to know more about the Catalina 36 and a guy named Lester, you can read my review here.) An Irish boat broker named James at Sea Lake Yachts showed us around - he has a lovely accent, was super helpful and wasn't one of those "hard sell" type of guys. If you're in the market for a boat, look him up.
If you're a regular blog follower, than you probably know that we're slightly obsessed with Ethiopian food. We've eaten Ethiopian in many cities in Europe and North America, and now we can add Houston to our list! We went to Lucy's and had two of our favorite dishes - doro wat and miser wat. We even had some Ethiopian beer. I had no idea there was such a thing. Now I know better. I'll definitely be ordering one again! If you've never had Ethiopian before and you're in the Houston area, head over to Lucy's. Be sure to eat in the back room with the Ethiopian crowd. (You can read more about the Ethiopian restaurants we've been to in Auckland, New Zealand here and Spokane, Washington here.)
While we've been in the Houston area, we've been doing a little bit of exploring. Not as much as we would have liked to as the weather has really put a damper on our desire to go out and do stuff. We did hit the Kemah boardwalk and checked out Galveston Island. I was of two minds as to whether we should have gone to the NASA Space Center but it seemed like a lot of money and I wasn't sure if it would have been worth it. Have you been? Should we have gone? From what we saw, Houston seems like a nice city. Wish we could have seen more.
We spent some time at an RV park near Kemah enjoying their full hook-ups of water, electricity and sewage. Such bliss to be able to charge your computer and iPad and have unlimited water come out of your faucet. We've also been taking this opportunity to figure out our Scamper systems - like the hot water heater and holding tanks. When we picked up our Scamper in Minnesota we got a whirlwind orientation about how she works. Too much information for my little brain to retain, so we've been working things out as we go. Still lots to learn!
That's what's been happening for us lately. What's going on in your neck of the woods?