The fact that I was the only one on the roller coaster would have been a red flag to most people. But I love roller coasters… how bad could it be? It was one of those wooden, old school types, not the sleek high drop kind that leave your stomach in your mouth.
But within seconds of the start, I knew I was in trouble. Following the crickeddy climb to the top, the drop was disappointing. But I had little time to lament as my car whipped around the corner, throwing me hard against the left side. Oweeeeeeee! If my left ribs did not crack, they were at least bruised. The rest of the ride was a combination of whiplash and more punishing smashes against the side. Where were the butterflies in my stomach I was so looking forward to?
Not to worry, I found them on the Drop Zone free fall ride.
The Kemah Boardwalk is a very nice amusement/entertainment just outside of Houston, along the Galveston Bay. It offers a variety of rides at different levels, although nothing like the Six Flags type so older teenagers would probably not be interested.
The boardwalk along the bay is picturesque and breezy, and there several shops, a stingray discovery experience, a dozen restaurants and bars offering different dining experiences, and even an inn overlooking the bay.
Just outside the boardwalk is a marina and blocks of additional tourist attractions, ice cream shops and restaurants.
All in all, the Kemah Boardwalk has all the elements for a very fun day!