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Dear Bacon – I’m a clown in the circus. I love working in the circus except for one thing – I don’t like when people squeeze my red nose. Other than that, it’s a blast. Signed Pancho the Donkey Clown
Dear Pancho the Donkey Clown – That’s *all* you worry about? People squeezing your red nose? Not your clothes, the hat or the make-up.
Just the people squeezing your nose? Dude, go with it! Have fun at a job you love and earn your money while you can.
Maybe one day you can move to that donkey retirement community you’ve been looking into.
I am so happy with the results! AND he put in a little bling for me. What do you think? Signed Smiling Pooch
Dear Smiling Pooch – Well, your smile brought a smile to my face – it must be working. You do look really happy in that picture.
And, I kind of like the bling. Your master must really love you my friend!
Dear Bacon – Sometimes in life, we just have to stop and smell the roses. You know, take each day one day at a time and focus in on the moment. I’m a lot more relaxed these days doing that. Signed Goat of Leisure.
Dear Goat of Leisure – Yes my friend. You do look really relaxed in that floatie. I think I may have to take some time today to enjoy the moment. Thanks for sharing your deep thoughts.
Dear Bacon – We have a game in the house where us purr things get into the boxes that are attached by the string. The string is attached to the barky thing that pulls us around the house. It’s really kind of fun.
Maybe you can use this traveling method for your purr things? Signed Sliding Kitties
Dear Sliding Kitties – Yes I think that would be perfect for the purr things here. *I* can get in a box and *they* can pull me around the house.
Perhaps they can bow down to me as well – snort. It does look like a fun way to travel through the house!
Dear Bacon – It’s cold outside in this weather. Betsy and I have been knitting and this is what we came up with. It’s quite the hit on the farm. It did take us a while to knit it though – it’s hard knitting with your beaks. What do you think? Signed Two Cold Chicks
Dear Two Cold Chicks – That is very creative. I’m kind of digging it. Do you think you ladies can create something for me? I would cherish it and wear it forever!
Today, I want to concentrate on something close to our hearts here at the Hotel Thompson – the St. Augustine Lighthouse. We’ve watched television shows highlighting the paranormal activity here – have you seen any?
During the 1870’s construction began on the lighthouse tower. The superintendent, Hezekiah Pittee, had two daughters drown in an accident. The girls liked to get in a work trolley and roll down to the waterfront. One day, the trolley didn’t stop and capsized into the water drowning the two girls. Since then, reports have been made of seeing two little girls standing on the catwalk.
There have also been reports of moving shadows, voices and unexplained sounds. Other people have reported seeing a dark figure on the stairway inside of the lighthouse. On one show of Ghost Hunters, Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes caught a dark figure on the steps moving and a woman’s voice asking for help. It was haunting to say the least.
Reports have also been made of the smell of cigar smoke and a man in the basement area of the keepers house. This man is believed to be a Civil War hero and a former lighthouse keeper, William Ham.
The lighthouse is now open to the public. The St. Augustine lighthouse even offers what they call a Dark of the Moon Tour that allows access into the lighthouse and keepers house at night. During this time, you are given a glow stick to light your way so that you may investigate on your own. Any takers? I’m game.
Oh shivers! This week it has been Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. We have watched a lot of the shows. Shows that highlighted when sharks attack. Shows that highlight guys/gals going down in the ocean in shark cages feeding sharks by hand. Shows that highlighted HUGE sharks. Shows that highlight sharks that bit people and showed the bites – shivers.
Then if that wasn’t bad enough, mom got a wild hair over the long weekend and decided to watch ALL of the Jaws movies. Really mom? Not just the original Jaws with “We’re going to need a bigger boat”, but all of them – Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and then Jaws Revenge. Shakes piggy head. Snorts – but us anipals stood by her side and watched with her. Double evil snorts – I even called Houdini Shark Bait. Now *that* was funny.
After this week of watching all of these shows, I had a dream about surfing. It was a nightmare! There is no way this little oinker is going anywhere near the beach. Heck, I may even rethink getting in my piggy pool or the bathtub for that matter!
Have you watched any of these shows on television? Any favorites? Any experiences of seeing sharks in real life? Have you seen them at the beach?
Dear Bacon – What kind of joke is this? Do you see these mysterious copy dog’s on my bed? Please – there is only *one* king cat in this family. End of discussion. These have got to be imposters! Signed Lord Kitty
Dear Lord Kitty – How dare them try to get in on your royalty. I say push them off the bed. Show them who’s boss. I don’t think it will hurt them – snorts.
Dear Bacon – I’m really practicing on my please look. I think I *almost* have it down pact. What do you think? Would you give in and give me what I was begging for? Signed Please Sir
Dear Please Sir – Oh my! Oliver Twist has nothing on you my friend. I think you have the “please sir may I have another look” down to a T. Really I do. Perhaps, I a mere piggy should take lessons from you. With that pose, you are certainly going to get anything you beg for!
Dear Two in Love – I say you two look hopelessly in love with all of your hearts. You don’t look funny at all. Maybe the humans are jealous?
Dear Bacon – If there is a box, we must fit. You know how us purr things can be. Who cares what came in the box, we want to be in the box. This is me and my brother doing what we do best. Do you like boxes as much as we do? Signed Twin Kitties
Dear Twin Kitties – That is adorable my friends. It really is. You got you a condo going on right there in that picture – snorts. Me, I don’t like ‘sleeping’ in boxes but I do love destroying boxes. Just give me five minutes alone with a box. That’s all I ask. I will have the bestest of all times!
Dear Bacon – What? You know at Old McDonald’s farm, it gets hot during the summer months. This is a picture of what the old man himself helped us out with last year. He gave us all tubes and let us sit and relax down our little lake on the property. It was a ball! You come visit and I’m sure Old McDonald will be glad to do the same for you. Signed Billy the Kid
Dear Billy the Kid – OMP (oh my pig!) That looks like so much fun! I will definitely get with mom and see if I can come over for a visit this summer. Heck, I want to tube down the lake myself for some fun… as long as there are no alligators, crocodiles, anacondas, piranhas or sea monsters. Other than that, I’m so there 🙂
* Remember friends, keep your questions/pictures coming *
Welcome to Come Fly With Me! Today is a very special day sponsored by Easy and Queen Madi ❤
Today’s posting is about finding a special place in our city/state/area that we think our cousin Sammy would love to visit. We thought of Sammy and knew that there was one spot we had to share. Our beloved Tybee Island. We will visit the beach – of course putting your toes in the water is optional. You can sleep on the warm sand and listen to the waves of the ocean. You can walk down the pier over the water – there’s always fisherman out with lots of yummy things they call bait. You can even explore under the pier for goodies.
And what else will you find? Lots of LOVE.
We love you cousin Sammy! We hope you enjoy your visit with us at the beach 🙂
Hello sweet friends and welcome to another great edition of Travels in the South. This past weekend, my mom/dad had to go to Alabama for a quick trip. While they were gone, they stopped at a restaurant called Top O’ The River in Gadsden, Alabama. Now this restaurant has special meaning to mom/dad. You see it was over 20 years ago that dad and his family ate here. They then told mom about it and mom and her family ate here. But mom/dad together have never been here. So going to this restaurant was kind of like a coming home if you will.
When mom/dad arrived at the restaurant, there was not a single available parking space in the entire lot. It was barely 5:00pm and there were 100’s of cars. Mom says this is a sure sign of good food to come. Finally mom spotted a parking space, they parked and entered the restaurant. That’s when they saw lots of people waiting in line. Mom/dad knew they were going to be in for a long wait so they put their name in and started looking at the menu. You can see the menu here. Amazingly, mom/dad might have waited less than 15 minutes and their number was called. Mom/dad were ecstatic to say the least. There were lots of big parties here that night so thank goodness it was just mom/dad.
Mom/dad got a fantastic seat at a booth next to the windows which was what – overlooking the top o’ the river. Cute huh? And what a view they had that you can see from this picture. Beautiful and serene, lots of green trees and there were some ducks swimming around in the water. Can you imagine what these trees are going to look like when Fall finally decides to get here?
The sweet little waitress came to the table and mom asked her what was good to get. She said that there platters were awesome and way more food than one can eat… although the platters say for one. So mom/dad said why not and went with the platter to share. Boy, were they surprised when the waitress came back with some starters in the form of cole slaw and cornbread.
If you have never had southern cornbread, you are in for a treat. Cornbread is one of mom’s specialties and dad says she makes the best. In fact here in the south, a good cornbread will get you a good man… so says mom/dad – snorts. But mom said this cornbread was fantastic! Cornbread is made with cornmeal, milk, eggs, some people add a little sugar although mom doesn’t, and this cornbread had corn and jalapeno peppers. This cornbread was served with a delicious creamy cole slaw and sliced onions on the side. Mom/dad said they could just eat these starters and be just fine. That’s country folks my friends – simple food for a fantastic experience.
But mom/dad ate all they could and before they knew it, it was time for the main course. Remember the platter was suppose to be for ONE person? Well here is that platter in it’s glory. There is boneless catfish fillets, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, chicken fingers, hush puppies and french fries. Doesn’t that platter look simply amazing! And the size of it compared to dad’s hand. Remember, the platter was for one person. There is no way! Mom/dad were so glad they decided to share the meal.
They ate to their hearts desire both of them afterwards being so full and happy. That’s what this experience was all about. Enjoying each other, sharing a wonderful experience and just enjoying the time and scenery. For a while, time stopped and mom/dad sat for a while and just relaxed for a bit away from everything. And of course, you all know my daddy. He’s never met anyone that he can’t talk to. Today was no exception.
On the way out of the restaurant, he met the restaurant mascot, Mr. Catfish at the exit door. They had a moment to discuss politics, the secret recipe for those wonderful catfish fillets and dad got directions home… that is after they visited the back deck of the restaurant for one last final view.
And that final view is what I leave you with today my friends. A reflection of a great meal with some wonderful memories made. And I have to ask you. When was the last time that you had a dinner with family that you just sat in comfort with each other, laughed and just let everything stop for a moment. Enjoy my friends.