August 12th has always been our day - the day that we celebrate the friendship between my best friends Sarah, Mollie, and me. We are a splendid triangle of love - the good kind.
This year, we...
...indulged in some good old-fashioned southern cookin' at Cracker Barrel.
Don't knock chain-style restaurants until you've tried them! I've never eaten at Cracker Barrel before, but I am now a converted worshipper of their chicken and dumplins', mashed potatoes, fried okra, and sweet tea. I can practically see the big hair and cowboy boots and Southern belle dresses just typin' that sentence!
Then... we tried to get to the Kemah Boardwalk in time to watch the sun set at 8:01.
Alas, we were running late and had to make do with this:
Watching it in the car while blasting music and catching up!
We eventually made it to Kemah.
For two minutes, we were on a boat...
... Which took us to a secret location where this was our view! I have been to Kemah a countless number of times, but I have never been to this spot! Such a special treat.
For a long time, we just stood up there listening to chill music and watching as people milled around below...
Before moving on to do more grown-up things like making shadow puppets against a colorful wall.
But our biggest amusement of the night: feeding catfish. We literally stood by the railing for thirty minutes, watching and feeding this blob of fish. They were piled layers deep on top of each other in the water... Honestly, I found it freakishly gross, but it pretty entertaining watching them freak out over bitty pieces of food.
Afterwards, we tried to see some shooting stars, but alas there is too much light pollution by where we live. We met up with a ton of middle school friends at my friend Cody's house, where we attempted to climb the roof to see the meteors, but that didn't work out very well. So the shooting stars managed to escape us, but we still had a ton of fun and a fabulous August 12th regardless!