Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Monday!

One more day till winter comes back to visit so enjoy yourself.
February is off and running with a revised list of Happenings....
Civic Club meeting Thursday (I got it right this time) at the club house. When's the last time YOU came to a meeting? Remember it's your club and it only works as hard as you do.......
Fire pit gets lit at Dave and Adelias' on Friday after sunset.
Send off Party at Sha-Booms' Saturday the 5th.
Superbowl Party number 1 at Glen and Wanda's

Anyone have a Blog they want me to add to my blog-roll? Let me know.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


First and foremost a huge Congrats to Mrs The Chron for not just winning the 29th annual Chili Cook Off but for being the first ever back to back winner! Super job Diana! Just wait till next year....I'll get all the hair out of my entry. To everyone who wasn't able to make it, too bad. I've had worse chili and the weather was perfect if not  tad warm for chili eating. Hollywood you made the day for a lot of us not  just by showing up for the first time in a decade but the old photo was most excellent! Raynel, may I borrow it for few days please?
What's next? We're back at the Clear Lake Shores Farmer's Market, The REAL Farmers Market, next weekend making breakfast and lunch. If you haven't tried the new fish tacos you need to know that as good as the old ones were we now use a blackened red snapper instead. They tell me they're better.
Weekend after that is Mancakes! Coming up on the 12th, Allen Cruthirds is recruiting.
And a big phat Happy Birthday to Carlen!!
Any interest in an on line want ads section here? Let me know.... See you around the Island!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Today's the day!

Good morning Texas and chili aficionados around the planet! It's shaping up to be a great winter day here on the gulf coast, partly cloudy, high near 70 and it looks like the rain is going to stay away. We'll see most of you in a few hours. Drive safe if you have to drive.

Friday, January 28, 2011


To all you Jeepsters out there its a great day to go topless. If you're not fortunate enough to own a Jeep and too lazy to steal one find someone with a rag top, drop it and enjoy the day. I bet if you think about it for just a minute you know someone who is hubcap deep in snow.......
And a shout out to my little sister who is celebrating her birthday today! Happy Bday Pooh!

Pure poetry

What the hell was that I ate?
That ain't chili, who are those bums?
I need a beer and Pass the Tums!

Happy Friday!

Who do I need to thank for letting me drive to work today? If you get to drive over the Kemah bridge then you know what I mean. WOW! The bay is flat and not a cloud in the sky. It's Chili making time every body. The Batchelor house will smell like a chuck wagon 30 minutes after I get home.
From Chili central, You have a whopping 30 hours or so to coax your so called ingredients in to an OSHA approved container. No gas cans like last year Oakes. No, it wasn't that clean...The weather forecast is looking good. Hi near 70 but the chance of rain is inching up. You klnoe there is no rain date so don't ask. It will be a tad windy and it will be out of the north so bring a particle mask because that put us down wind from Robs kitchen. Damn the luck.
I personally will bring my own heat source so save me a spot by the fire extinguisher.Again

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Wrong date on the Civic Club meeting. Sorry Folks it's not tonight it's NEXT Thursday. Just like it has been for many years. AGAIN its the FIRST Thursday of the month. SORRY :-(

Civic Club

Meeting tonight at the club house! Lots of stuff to talk about, Mardi Gras Parades, to Mancakes, Be there!

GB Parrothead Club Chili Cookoff

& Yard Sale-----
Saturday, April 2nd
Bayou Vista Pavillion, Bayou Vista, Texas

New Neighbor Jennifer sez....

I am Jennifer Moon @ 123 Pine and have created a new business venture called "Galley Gourmet!"  Specializing in providing meals to the boating community and residents of Clear Lake Shores.  Meals can be provided pre-made, chef style on your boat or a catered event, including bar-tending services.  

please feel free to check out the website......


Saturday, March 26th 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
& Sunday, March 27th 10:00 a.m. - 6:00  p.m.
There is a new Kidz Zone this year with lots of cool stuff for the
little ones.

The fun starts on Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Sunday 10 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. There are lots of ice-cold beverages and festival foods
available in the Kemah Visitor Center parking lot located at the
corner of 6th and Bradford.  Admission is free and there is lots
of free street parking surrounding the festival site.

For a complete update check the website at
or call Event Director, Sandra Williams (281) 538-4165 or
Event Chair, Carol McCants (281)-615-3187.