Monday, June 22, 2009

Where Am I?

Greetings from Tybee. It's hot here, just as it is all across Georgia. It's also a bit cloudy today, which is really no surprise. The clouds seem to follow me when I go to the beach.

Disney is tampering with my vacation, and I'm a little unhappy about it to tell you the truth. Miley Cyrus and a whole host of film crew are here filming a movie called "The Last Song." Today and tomorrow the pier are closed for filming. Ross and the fishing crew only found that out after being on the pier fishing for a short while this morning and having to leave. They had paid $19 in a parking meter to be parked all day. So $19 went down the toilet. Nice.

They have a carnival scene set up at the beach by the pier. They are filming a make believe "37th Annual Tybee Island Seafood Festival." It's very pretty and makes beautiful pictures. I think it'd be cool to have a beach somewhere that you could actually have a carnival like this. These days with the crowds, I think it's impossible. We should've been born in the '30s and '40s I guess. Anyway, it is pretty. I know when the movie is released, we'll feel like we were a part of something kinda special, but right now, it's just raining on my parade.

With the movie atmosphere, it's kind of hard to tell what's real and what's not. Yesterday on the beach there were four guys wearing suits and ties. Now, y'all it was 97 degrees, with a heat index of 107. Everyone was naturally looking at these guys. They all were talking on cell phones and were walking fast and acting important. Crowds started gathering around them. People were making pictures. Then one of the men got in the ocean. In his suit. With his briefcase. WTHeck? I thought surely they were movie stars and I just couldn't recognize them from where we were sitting. I got my camera and Jeff and I started down to the water. Thankfully, a local informed us it was a cell phone company publicity stunt. They are testing out some kind of new waterproof cell phones.
Whatever. After being on the beach for several hours yesterday, we came back and took a short nap. It was nice and cool. Late in the afternoon I went on the balcony, and look what came swimming by.
You can't see them very well, but there were at least ten dolphins out swimming and playing in front of Judy and Ronnie's condo we're staying in. That, to me, is much prettier than a carnival scene. And look at the cool picture I got of the lighthouse during the sunset. No movie prop could top that.

We had a truly crappy dinner last night. And I don't mean the kind of fish called crappy. Although we did have fish and it was crappy. We had flounder. We've been coming down here for years and had never eaten at this place. I think it's a tourist trap kinda place. Uh, we won't be going back. I could cook a meal better than that on my worst cooking day. Even this wasn't very good. Although, I must admit, looking at the picture, it does look quite tasty. Trust me, it wasn't.

Cam locked Ross's keys in his truck last night. We had to pay $55 for the locksmith to come and get them out. Ross has a spare key. At home. In Stockbridge. Four hours away.

Saturday night we went to Doc's Bar, which is one of our very favorite places to go. We went to StingRay's and had our usual shrimp plate first. Those two never disappoint.

The boys have gone to Bass Pro Shop, but they'll be back before long. Guess
I better get going.

Big b'day shout out to my sista girl, Crystal. Happy 35th b'day! HA! Hope you have a good one. Do something you like with someone you like!

Till tomorrow. Or the next day. LLL. I'm sure going to. No matter what.


Joyce said...

Enjoy your vaca! I love looking at your pictures and hearing about it!

suzanne said...

Well, I hope things get better, I know they will!
Love ya tons and enjoyed the pool yesterday :0)

Theresa said...

Only ALL this stuff would happen to you:) Enjoy the sunshine and the picture of the lighthouse is just gorgeous! There have been reports all over the news about the filming down there. Sorry they are interfering in your fun, they should know better.
Love you bunches!!!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Have a great vacation! We've decided to go to Key West. Have you ever been there?

Renee said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful vacation.

Crystal said...

Thanks for the bday shout out, especially the 35th part! Sorry Miley is raining on your parade, but if I know you, you will play in the rain! Love you and had a great time at the pool last night.

Cindy Lou said...

All I can say is I am so sorry!!! I was really hoping that nothing would mess your vacay up!!! I agree with what Crystal said, and you can make anything bad work out to your good!! Have lots of fun and I love you!!


Enjoy the vacay in spite of Hannah Montana...and I LOVE Tybee. It is probably my most favorite place in to Ellijay (the mountain area). Tybee has held my soul since the first time I was there in 1976. Eat well, sleep lots, rest a bunch, and we'll see you when you return.