While we're soft on retail chains opening shop on Valencia, there would be a hair-pulling match tot he death if someone dared suggest removing the houseboats that line Mission Creek. You know, right across from that Mission Bay condomegaplex? They're gorgeous. And unique. And precious. And today, Curbed has a brilliant gallery of the boats. They boats underwent a facelift over the last few years, so they're worth a second look. And we wish there were more of them along the creek. Anyway, you can check them out right over here.