Daily Archives: 10/10/2013

Pirate Fest at Tybee Island, Georgia


Tybee Island – mom/dad’s home away from home.  They LOVE that beach.  They have been going to Tybee for years now and it just feels natural to be there partaking and having fun with all things beach.  They’ve met so many people over the years.  Hopefully one day when they retire to the good life, they want to spend their senior moments at the beach walking hand to hand causing havoc (you gotta know mom/dad and the trouble they get into at places unchaperoned – snorts).

This is actually the beach they are planning on visiting later on in the month – without moi might I add.  One day hopefully soon, I will get to put my hooves into the ocean as well and see what it’s all about.  But I digress.  This post is not about me but about Pirate Fest at Tybee Island, Georgia.

The Tybee Island Pirate Fest started in 2005 and has been going strong every year.  This year it is scheduled October 10-13th, 2013.  It is so cool!  There’s going to be a parade of pirate ships and pirates that will go down Butler Street to the beach.  And, there is the thieves market where you can shop to your hearts content for everything pirate.   AND to start everything off there’s even a Buccaneer Ball at a wonderful restaurant called The Crab Shack (which mom/dad highly recommend).  Fun, food and costume contests all with the crowning of the 2013 King and Queen to kick off the swashbuckling weekend.

To buy tickets or get more information, check their web site out at

Here’s also a flyer of the good time.  I sent them my pirate picture… you know just to let them know that I’m all about being a Pirate.  Heck, you can call me Captain Bacon 🙂



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31 Days of Spook – Day 10

Hello my fellow spook friends.  Count Baconula here ready to frightened you once again.  You’ve made it 10 days through my 31 days of Spook.  Do you think you can make it all the way?

I thought it was time to walk through a cemetery with you once again.  Today, I’m going to focus on one close to home – the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.  Oakland Cemetery was bought in 1850 and was originally named Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place.  It was renamed to Oakland Cemetery in 1972.

Oakland Cemetery offers twilight tours of the cemetery – how scary huh?  And around this time of the year, the cemetery even offers what they call “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours”.  What a way to catch some things that go bump in the night.  There are over 70,000 residents in over 40 acres that are just dying to meet you whether you have a guided tour or walk the cemetery by yourself… if you’re brave enough.

A lot of the history of this wonderful cemetery centers around the Civil War.  There have been stories in the Confederate portion of the cemetery of hearing names being called as if in a roll call.  But to look around, there is no one living there, just the statue of a lion guarding the unknown Confederate dead and he’s not talking.

Often the guides at the cemetery will tell you that people actually die three times.  Once on their last breath, once when they are laid to rest and once when they are no longer remembered.  Sounds just like a situation for a few people to come out and be remembered, doesn’t it?  So the next time you’re in the area, drop by for a visit.  I’ve heard they’re alway looking for a good soul to fright.


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