Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Little Sunbeams


Shrimp Boats at Latitude 31 - Good Night, Sunshine!



The Rogue Speaks:

We are home from our 4500 mile round trip to the Georgia coast and back! I am happy to report that last year's purging (The Road Home)allowed me to thoroughly enjoy this year's VACATION. We drove to Fernandina Beach one evening to meet up with The Disconnected Writer and his wife Carol for a delightful dinner at The Crab Trap. What fun to actually meet another blogger face to face. The four of us plan to get together again in the future.

Little Liz and Mulligan really enjoyed the beach, and even ventured into the surf. Rod would occasionally let them off their leashes and they would dash off to chase the seagulls. They never stayed away too long, however, and always came dashing back to us--safety!!

The blackout drapes in the motel room didn't fool them into thinking that it was still night, so every morning I was "kissed" awake by my two dog children. That fact is a perfect segue way into my Saturday Centus for this week. The prompt is in bold type:

"Blechh! Ptuy! Stop it! No more kisses! No! No! Don’t lick my eyes!”

This is what we went through every Jekyll morning. Our two little dog children were so anxious to go running on the beach, that they just would not let us stay in bed!

“Yes, my little loves! You are my sunshine!!”

35 comments:

Pondside said...

Welcome back from what sounds like a great trip. Meeting a blogger friend is really one of life's new pleasures!
Beautiful shrimp boat shot.

Nonna Beach said...

Oh, how sweet Judie!
BTW, you were only 20 minutes North of me when you were at Fernandina Beach...sniff, sniff. It would have been nice to meet you all and your little loves too !

upinthecosmos said...

LOL great post, and thanks for the song.... at least now I'm hearing a different version that is stuck in my head:-)

askcherlock said...

I am so happy that you enjoyed such a marvelous vacation this year, my sister. You deserved that. Out "little sunshines" really do brighten our days, don't they? I love those slurpy kisses and the unconditional love they never cease to give.

JJ said...

Judie: Great music to accompany some nice recollections. Welcome home.

beckyp said...

I hate doggie kisses great post

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Welcome home, Judie! Your doggies are hilarious, though I wouldn't have been laughing if I were you. I hope you're able to catch up on your sleep now that you've come back. Very fun piece, as always. Oh, I love this music too.
xoRobyn

Daydreamertoo said...

How can you be mad at being woken up with love and devotion. LOL
Lovely :)

cj Schlottman said...

Welcome back! Did I ever mention that I grew up on Saint Simons, graduated from high school with Charlie Williams, who opened the original Crab Trap on SSI? I'm so glad you love my little corner of the world.

Good for the Dog Children. Morning on the beach at Jekyll is not to be missed!

Namaste........cj

Shannon said...

Thank you for visiting me during Saturday Centus. Haven't heard John Denver in forever- nice reminder of things from times ago.

Sarah said...

You took your dogs with you! How great is that. I can just imagine them running on the beach back and forth. Welcome back!

Jo said...

Oh I truly believe that they are your sunshine, and how lucky for them to have such amazing humans! Welcome back, I missed reading your blog!!!

Ames said...

Aw that is so sweet! I am glad you are back and glad you had a wonderful rejuvenating trip to the sea. And what an added bonus to meet JJ and his wife. Welcome back!~Ames

Dazee Dreamer said...

how nice of your to even take your dogs with you. I need a vacation like that, minus the dogs. oh wait, I don't have any. :)

Gems said...

That sounds like a fabulous vacation...beach, blogging friends, and the love of your dogs. Thank you for your very beautiful comment on my post, it toughed my heart.
Gems xxx
(Katy)

Lola said...

Welcome back from a great vacation, Judie! So glad you enjoyed it, meeting yr blogger friend - and also my novel!

Many thanks for the lovely comment over at my place! Next novel (on ebook too) will be available on Amazon very soon now - will announce date on my blog!

Hope you have a lovely August!

XOXO Nora & Lola:)

Francisca said...

Glad to see you had a fun holiday. I have yet to meet a blogger friend, but I hope to one day...!

jfb57 said...

Been there I think! Great take on the prompt!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I could totally relate to this Centus! With five dogs that are all clock watchers, no one gets to sleep in under my roof.

Akseli Koskela said...

Hi Judie, sounds like a great trip! I bet your two pups both thoroughly enjoyed playing in the sea. Had they ever seen the sea before?

I'm glad to hear that you met with JJ too! The internet can bring people together across great divides huh?

myorii said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear how much you enjoyed your trip! Hoping we'd get to hear some more about it later :)

What a great Saturday Centus too. I think it's cute how your two dogs inspired you this week :)

5thsister said...

Love it! My dog loves to lick me after I've come in from a run...she does stretches with me and thinks my sweat stained face is yummy...ptoooey is right!

And welcome back...glad you enjoyed your time away.

Vicki aka Jake said...

Glad you made it back, that you got to post something and that you had such funny alarm clocks:)

Sue said...

Great Centus.

I love the image of a Jekyll morning.

=)

nothingprofound said...

A beautiful photo, Rogue Queen, and welcome back. Glad to hear your last year's purging was a total success.

Neni said...

What a nice vacation: meeting blogger friends is something great. Nice photo as well:)

Anna said...

Dear Judie,
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my SC-post. I decided to ditch John Tell and let my character Sanna's life be more like my own - alone. I agree with Ames and you - If Mr. Right appears it will probably be when Sanna least expects it. For myself, I am less hopeful. My ex has gotten worse since the divorce and I am actually afraid of making the same mistake twice. From now on I will have enough to do taking care of the children, the cats and finding an income or a job.

It was fun reading your SC-post. Sounds like you had a great vacation. I'm so happy for you. I don't have a dog that licks me in the morning, but one cat, Sara, has been with me through the move to the new apartment. She says "meow" in the morning. I think she thinks that she is cat number one now. I hope it goes alright when the other five cats from home from the farm.

Sara Cat has her own blog and she has a post about the move.

Best wishes,
Anna
For the benefit of other readers:
Sanna's Sunshine SC Wk 66

This is Sara's take on the letter "P":
P is for Presents - Sara Cat AT-rd-3-P

P.S.
I clicked on your music button by mistake, I think. John Denver's voice makes tears come to my eyes. His "Sunshine on my shoulder" is perfect for this week's challenge!

Joann Mannix said...

Welcome home Judie! I'm so glad your vacation was a peaceful respite. I remember the turmoil that last year's visit took on your heart.

I just came back from a an almost 2 week vacation myself. Mine was not fun. At all. It was mostly duty and moving our college girl into her new apartment and the worst of all, too many days of Disney World.

How wonderful you got to bring the pups. I would love to take my girls, but I'm afraid the three of them are too gigantic for most hotel rooms. So blackout curtains don't work, eh? I was thinking of trying them, since the dawn wakes our Sophie every ding-dang day. Well, I'm back and getting back into the swing of things. You deserved this great vacation!

rolling panda said...

The world 's most beautiful photograph of nature you catch and shared here. It is best place for weekend. Well, sounds like a perfect summer weekend.

Splendid Little Stars said...

aahhhh....sounds like a most wonderful vacation! I assume that's Rod over there on the side of your blog washing off a doggie child! What delight these "little sunbeams" bring into our lives even if they do give blechy kisses!

carpetbaggery.com said...

I'm jealous of your trip. I could use a good and long car trip right about now. Alas, it's just not going to happen this summer. Sounds like you created some great memories.

Jenny said...

Oh hooray! Welcome back! I'm so glad you had a glorious time!

4,500 miles well spent!

What a fun way to wake up each morning...and thanks for sharing it with us!

emergency shower and eyewash station said...

Morning photographs are best example of natures. What a fun work you done here. I also enjoying to take morning and evening photographs, I already shared it in my blog.

gifts for men said...

I also took so many photographs of morning, when I was staying at Switzerland. It is really beautiful and wonderful place to take photographs in any sessions.

codigo promocional said...

This blog is very nice. Great music to accompany some nice recollections. Welcome home. I impressed by that.