Stowaway on Vacation

04 Nov


No trip to Tybee Island is complete without first a visit to the famous Crab Shack where their logo is “Where the elite eat in their bare feet”. Mom and dad have been going here for years – much longer than they would like to admit because it would give away their age – snorts. You can eat ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ in nature near the water amidst the wondering cats that wonder the grounds.  Notice the pretty kitty in the picture to the right.  That’s one of the cats that wonder around while you are eating.  They don’t even beg for food… well they haven’t with mom/dad.  hhmm – maybe because mom/dad make the food disappear too quickly.  I’ll have to check into this.


This picture to the left is where you walk up to request a table. They were still decorated for pirate fest and it looks like one of the mateys didn’t make it past the gator – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud).

Mom and dad highly recommend this restaurant to newcomers or oldcomers. It’s a place to let down your hair, kick off your sandals and snarf down some excellent food. And if you know my mom/dad, they are creatures of habit. They always get the same meal when they go there – with the exception of maybe an appetizer or soup.



But before I talk about that, I have to tell you about a little stowaway they had. I can’t say that I’m surprised because I helped the little fellow jump in their suitcase – snorts. What? He wanted to go to the beach and he hadn’t seen the humans in a while. It was all in good fun.

So mom/dad found him all hidden in their suitcase so of course they had to rescue him. He was so thirsty from being hidden for the long four hours so he had to get a drink from dad’s soda at the restaurant. And of course after a potty break, he said he was extremely hungry. So mom/dad let him look at the menu so he could order first… you know being famished and all.



He ordered a huge platter of steamed food. I’m not sure who was more shocked when it came – us or the waitress – when he looked at it and said, “That’s mine, where’s ya’lls?” The little booger.

Mom and dad told him he couldn’t eat it all in one setting – my goodness he would be a boulder and unable to ride in the Smart car back home if he did. Upon that reasoning, he decided to share his feast with mom/dad.



There was potatoes, corn, crab legs, Jonah crab, sausage, shrimp and mussels. Mom described it in one word – delicious. They also had key lime pie but dad made it disappear so fast that mom didn’t get a chance to even take a picture of it!

After that mountain of seafood, mom and dad decided to take Bashful for a walk around the restaurant. I’ll tell you for a moment they thought they were down under visiting our good friend Fozzie at Of course, hers are bigger – snorts. But they were still scary and oh so close for picture taking. And yes, they are real my friends. Bashful got scared and hid back in mom’s pocket. He’s so shy.

They would actually let you feed these gators hanging out in the pond. Mom didn’t get a picture but there was actually a sign hung up that stated, “Do not feed your children to the alligators. They may make them sick.” Snorts.

I hope you enjoyed these – more to come later!




Posted by on 11/04/2013 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip


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21 responses to “Stowaway on Vacation

  1. gentlestitches

    11/04/2013 at 4:47 am

    Lucky bashful! Those gators look scary!

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 8:51 am

      Bashful seems to be the international traveling stone these days. He lands at home for short periods of time and then he flies off to the unknown. He’s having a great time and that’s all that matters. Those gators were so cute! Of course, I wasn’t there 🙂 – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    11/04/2013 at 4:53 am

    Oh that’s a wonderful place, I agree. Your dad had a soda on the rocks, right? Are there large alligators or only small guys? Just in case I plan to feed my staff to them :o)

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 8:53 am

      Snorts – Easy! Shame -shame. Those were the biggest guys and there were smaller ones. When they get to a certain size, they move them out to a habitat. Yep, you’re right about dad. He’s a soda on the rocks kind of guy. And you might want to rethink feeding the humans to the gators. It might just make the gators sick – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        11/04/2013 at 8:56 am

        Mom said that must be a luxurious food temple, because they have a Lacoste deoration LOL

      • PigLove

        11/04/2013 at 9:00 am

        Snorts – She may be right – PLOL (pig laughing out loud). There have been many famous people that have eaten at this restaurant. To name a few – Sandra Bullock and John Travolta. XOXO – Bacon

  3. fozziemum

    11/04/2013 at 5:14 am

    Yummo Bacon…looks delish!! I feel sorry for the skinny dude out front that starved to death!! good on Bashful for stowing away…and yes best he keep a lean physique or he could turn into a massive boulder…love your gators 🙂 bet they could still give you a right nip!! hugs Fozziemum..who is way behind in her blogs……xxx

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 8:54 am

      I immediately thought about you when mom/dad showed me those gator pictures. Yours are bigger – snorts. But they were still something to see so close. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        11/05/2013 at 4:35 am

        Love the shots…gators are cool..such prehistoric animals 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

      • PigLove

        11/05/2013 at 9:03 am

        YES. That is why mommy is such a big fan of those massive creatures. Okay, hers weren’t so massive but one day they will be – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        11/06/2013 at 5:29 am

        Feed them enough and they will Bacon 🙂 🙂 HUgs Fozziemum xxx

  4. onespoiledcat

    11/04/2013 at 6:10 am

    Looks like a yummy place to have a big plate full of seafood! I’d stay away from those crocs though……I think they’d make a snack out of me OR you very easily Bacon!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 8:55 am

      Thank heavens that’s why I stayed home with Hannah. One little nip from those gators and gulp – I would have been a goner! XOXO – Bacon

  5. rumpydog

    11/04/2013 at 6:32 am

    I think I should have stowed away too…. then I’d get to eat that good!

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 8:56 am

      Mom/dad said he did eat good. I was a little jealous until dad said he had to ‘crack’ open a lot of that food for him and mom. I mean I don’t mine working for my food but that’s a lot of work! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Sheila Englehart

    11/04/2013 at 8:55 am

    When I lived in South Florida gators were everywhere. You never fed them. They’d never go away…I did have a neighbor or two I wouldn’t have minded cooking up for them tho.:)

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 8:59 am

      Snorts. These gators are only on the island at this restaurant. They raise them for years until they get to a certain size and then they move them to a habitat off of the island. It’s kind of neat. XOXO – Bacon

  7. speedyrabbit

    11/04/2013 at 12:30 pm

    Cheeky chap that Bashful,can’t believe he’s all grown up,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      11/04/2013 at 1:32 pm

      I know, right?! He gets around that little rock of mine. XOXO – Bacon

  8. katsrus

    11/04/2013 at 7:36 pm

    Do not feed your children to the gators? ROFL. That food looks so good.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      11/05/2013 at 8:58 am

      Mom told me about that sign and I did the same thing – I snorted so hard! I so wish she would have gotten a picture of it. She was too busy though chasing after Bashful who was rolling all over the place. XOXO – Bacon


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