Saturday, March 17, 2007

Experts and Idiots



Today we woke up to a cold front which is passing through this weekend. It's funny how quickly one can be spoiled by 70 degree days. Now it is 60 and a cold wind is blowing and I am feeling pretty tragic about it. I am greedy for the next sunny and 70 day.

Clearly Spring break is upon us. A student body has descended upon the area. Luckily we are unaffected for the most part where we are. I am sure the next trip we take to the island's beach will not be as peaceful as the last. Ah well. I need to learn some voodoo spells and erect my skull and cross bones flag above our beach towels. Or maybe file my teeth off into sharp points and get tattooed to look like an alligator? People would surely keep their distance from out area then...

Billy was forced to paint indoors today due to the wind. So far so good. It is not ideal for him obviously but he can manage OK and usually can finish a piece in a day. He worked from a photo we took out on Pinckney yesterday. I think he may set up out near the marina here tomorrow if the wind is less.

We have decided to stay on here in Hilton Head for an additional week. We were going to head back South to the Savannah area but all the RV parks are sold out down there right now. ???? No idea why beyond Spring Breakers perhaps? Anyway...it is only an hour or so to drive down there from here so we will go a day or two next week to check it out. See if we can provoke any wild animals down Georgia way. I am sure they have some big angry looking reptiles there too. Did I mention yet that some guy here told us if you want to lure a gator up on to the shore you lay out a line of marshmallows for 'em? Apparently the poofy goodness of sugar and gelatin is just irresistible to them. I will not be testing this advice to find out if it is in fact true. Although some of you may find an element of whimsy or perhaps reckless thrill in the concept of feeding Stay Puffs to alligators...I feel that activity is best left to the experts and/or idiots of the world. Although I am nearly an expert at being an idiot....

Billy has returned from visiting with a fellow painter and I am going to beg him to go for a walk with me before dark. Adios for today.

2 comments:

Momo said...

Do you think that wild animals in Georgia would leave you alone if you were wearing those shoes that we talked about? I am hoping they are the answer. What a load off my mind THAT would be.
Well worth the price.

Roxanne Steed said...

don't feed the gators chicken or they'll be after Too Too next! No I'm not kidding, I grew up in FL. I just found your blog from Billy's ebay pix. This is a great journey you guys are on!! I look forward to the whole trip!!