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Beware of the Crocs… and Gators

 What?  Looks innocent – not the kind of “croc” you expected?  Snorts with piggy laughter!

Now that we have the funny out of the way, I want to share with you something I saw on the news.  Have you ever heard of an orange colored alligator?  This picture gets credit to Leroy Burnell/The Post & Courier AP.  It was taken at a retention pond in Hanahan, South Carolina on February 9, 2017.  The gator was on the bank sunning himself.  Strange looking huh?  They are thinking that coloring is due from algae or a pollutant in the water but they are not sure.  I guess Mr. Gator would be all ready for Halloween, you think?  Of course there are some peeps calling Mr. Gator Trumpigator which is kind of a funny in way.  What do you think?

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Travels in the South

Hello sweet friends.  Have you been enjoying our series of Travels in the South?  Today we want to highlight a restaurant that Fozziemom/Fozziedad and my mom/dad visited.  They didn’t eat there but wanted to see the ‘atmosphere’… yeah that’s it.  Atmosphere.  Daddy warned Fozziemom that she couldn’t jump fences and play with the ‘locals’ that hung out here at the restaurant.  You want to see the locals don’t you?

Well one of mom/dad’s favorite restaurants to visit is called The Crab Shack.  It’s located at 40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island.  It’s a unique restaurant plus the wait staff are awesome… some with two legs and others with four legs – snorts with piggy laughter.

Does this picture give you a hint of what four legged wait staff we are talking about?  That’s right – gators.  The restaurant has a little pond out front where they raise these cute little babies.  Aren’t they adorable sunning themselves?  That’s why daddy told Fozziemom she couldn’t jump in and play with them.  It wouldn’t be fair, right?

You can even buy ‘feed’ for the gators and by using a fishing pole of sorts, you can feed the sweet little babies.  Mom/dad said they are so cute… mom might have mentioned wanting one but I can safely say she didn’t bring one home… at least this time.

And does this place seem familiar to you my friends?  This restaurant was also visited when our friends Bill and Jean came for a visit from Canada.  You might remember this picture of the cute little couple standing in front of their newly found friend.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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Stowaway on Vacation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 http://dinz1234.wordpress.com/ 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!

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Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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