The 6 of us (3 couples) had a GREAT long weekend at the beach.
We go to a little coastal Georgia town that is VERY eclectic (if you've ever been to Hilton Head?... think POLAR OPPOSITE....)
This place is kind of funky-eclectic-artist-colony-alternative-lifestyle type area meets really laid-back-family-atmosphere meets fantastic-dining-and-recreation area....
There are tiny little artist bungalows next to multi million dollar mansions.
However, the zoning laws are very strict as far as no multi story sky-scraping hotels on the beach.... so the island has kept a certain amount of charm...
Got a mental picture yet?
OK, so anyway, we were down there with our friends D (who could pass for Will Ferrel's brother - also just as funny), his hilarious wife J (who grew up on the "mean streets" of Greenwich, CT), and B (easily the funniest man in North America) and his wife R. We've known these couples for years - they're wonderful people - more like Aunts and Uncles to our kids than mere friends.
Anyway... as we were going through some of the galleries/shops in the area, we passed a vehicle that was obviously owned by the shop owner who VERY clearly did not like men. At all. She was very proudly proclaiming her lesbianism via various bumper stickers, the most interesting which stated VAGINAS ARE WAY COOL.
Now, I ask you, did she REALLY need to put that bumper sticker on her car? (And where the heck do you even BUY something like that???) I'm sure she's proud that she's gay, but come on. I don't have one on my car that says .... well, never mind.
Moving along, the next gallery owner had about 10 really large pet wolf spiders. If you've never seen a wolf spider before, they're the stuff of nightmares. She referred to them as "sweet and gentle, as long as you don't pinch them".
Yes, ladies and gentleman - please don't pinch the spiders - it's a Mr. Whipple for our generation. These creatures were just OUT .... you could easily stumble into them if you weren't looking.
Of course, we also did considerable walking along the beach, swimming, etc. Had some fabulous meals, include the best salmon in bernaise sauce that I've EVER eaten ANYWHERE. Absolutely incredible. And then we fed the leftover fish to some adorable little turtles that were in a pond near the condo we were staying at.
And of course, no trip to the Georgia Coast is complete without the side trip into Savannah and a stroll down River Street.... stopping at Wet Willie's for a frozen drink, sitting by the river and watching the cargo ships come in...
But, most importantly, we all had a great time - and laughed a WHOLE lot.
Hubster was even caught smiling on Sunday, which was his 45th birthday.
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