Saturday, February 6, 2010

Living, Loving, Laughing

Yesterday was a perfect day. Even though it was raining for a lot of the day, we still had a good time. The day started out with a trip to The Breakfast Club. If you ever make your way down here, it is a must for breakfast. It's one of those kind of places that deceive you with the outward appearance. Nothing fancy. Nothing fancy at all. But the breakfast food is the best!

I had what they call a PMS omelet. It's an omelet with Parmesan, mushrooms and spinach. Comes with grits and toast and a strip of bacon. So good. Jeff had a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. He doesn't eat breakfast often. His breakfast is three big cups of coffee. As for me, I'd rather have grits than coffee any day.

After breakfast, we rode around the island. No matter how many times we come, we always find areas that we haven't seen before. And it's not a big island. I was in awe of this.

Maybe I live a sheltered life, but I've never seen a real orange tree. It was so cool. There were actually oranges growing on the tree. Some had fallen to the ground, but the tree was full of them. I wonder if they taste good. I'd love to be able to have an orange tree at home.
We looked for the church they built for the movie The Last Song. This time we found it. I am glad they didn't tear it down after they used it. It's such a pretty church. Ironically, it looks a lot like the little ol' Baptist church, Rosemary, that my grandmother loved with all her heart. I mean, it looks a LOT like it.

The church burns in the book, so it burns in the movie too, I guess. You can kinda see where it was made to look burned in places.

I'm reminded of last summer when it was being built. Hollywood really spares no expense that's for sure. I cannot wait to see the movie. I did finish the book and it was very good. I think one reason I enjoyed it so much was because I could associate the characters and the setting so well in my mind. It really made it more fun to read.
The weather was -- well, we'll just say less than beachy. It wasn't too cold, but it was wet. We actually saw a woman get in the ocean. She didn't stay long, but she went in and swam in the waves for about five minutes. She had to have been freezing.
When we got a break in the rain, we set out for a walk on the beach. We found the strangest thing on the walkway of the condo. How did this get all the way from the beach to the building? I don't think it swam or crawled or however they get around. But I don't think it was dropped either because it wasn't broken at all.

I wanted Jeff to make my picture just so I could remember bundling up for a walk on the beach. In the summertime, the sand is so hot it burns your feet. Not a problem in February though.

This tree had washed up on the beach. It was so cool because it had all these shell things growing on it. Must've been in the ocean for years.

It was kinda cool and kinda gross at the same time. I don't know if any of you are familiar with Tree Man. I know Suz is. It sort of reminded me of that. And HE makes me feel sick at my stomach. No offense, Tree Man.

You couldn't get the shells off the tree. They were embedded in it. Weird.
We ate in last night. Then we went to Doc's. Ms. Sylvia was there and she looked just beautiful. I will try to get her picture tonight at her birthday party. 101 years old and she was sitting there sipping a drink and shaking her Maracas to the beat of Roy's singing.
Well, just another day in paradise. The sun and clouds are battling it out right now. It looks like it may be a tie. But no rain. Yay!
Till next time. . .


Theresa said...

You describe it perfectly! Breakfast looks yummy. Glad you are having a good time and looking so darn cute! Love you and enjoy the rest of the trip.

suzanne said...

This is my THIRD attempt at commenting. I don't know what the problem is, it keeps saying blogger error.
Oh, well, the tree picture was gross; I simply cannot handle that sort of stuff. But you look darling, dahlling.
Have lots of fun for me!


I so love Tybee Island. You day sounded just devine. I have never been to the Breakfast Club...but will have to come just to eat there...LOL. I also thought the barnacle tree was nasty. Barnacles are such gross things...and smelly when they dry.

Emma said...

I;m glad you are having a good time even with the rain!!!

billypandnikkysmom said...

I'm glad you are having a good time, breakfast look yummo! You looked adorable all bundled up to walk on the beach! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

wendy said...

I wouldn't mind being on a beach right now --even if I had to wear a touque (that's canadian for a hat like you have on) and scarf. Love the pink!!
That tree ------awesome.

I love a good breakfast --as long as it is after 9:00 a.m. no grits though, I think that is something you'd have to grow up with. One of my DIL's is from Florida and she loves grits too.

suzanne said...

please, please do a new blog. I cannot stand coming back and seeing those shells on the log.
I'm serious... luv u!

Becky said...

Glad you got to go back to TYBEE! I so love that place. As I was reading the book I also could "see" the movie playing in my mind. The City of Tybee is going to move the church to a vacant lot for weddings and such, so I hear. They have put a fence up around it since were there last summer. And I remember that summer time sand burning our feet...hurry up warm weather!