Friday, August 3, 2012

Week 31... The Color of Lingering Memories

Last week we spent some time at one of our favorite places... Tybee Island.  We love going here because of its' location (20 minutes from Savannah), great food (The Crab Shack, Uncle Bubba's), great history (light houses and forts) and the amazing beach!
Above is the picture of the smallest light house in Georgia.  The only way to get to it is by boat or jet ski.  We put that on our bucket list for the next visit along with jet ski rentals.  Tybee Island also has the tallest light house in Georgia as well and it happens to be the 2nd oldest in the United States.
Any beach town worth its' salt has an over sized shark for photo ops!!
One of our favorite hang outs is The Crab Shack on Tybee Island.  This place is as entertaining as the food is delicious.  It houses several alligators that you can feed with old fashion fishing poles, has a cat sanctuary, rescues exotic birds, and has the most unique drinks!!  Here is my BFF for the night "Monkey-Rita".  She was goooooooooooooooooooood.
Brice fooling around with the alligators.. this one is not real of course.
This is our 4th trip to Tybee and each time we try to discover something different.  Last time we explored Fort Pulaski which was incredible.  This time we decided to take a dolphin tour.
My handsome man Brice.
Olivia with Grizzly Adams... my husband decided to go the whole week w/o shaving!!
We did see lots of dolphins circling around the shrimp boats.
We played on the beach a lot this time around.  The wind happened to be just right on this trip because the waves were so high.  This brought the surfers out in droves.  In all my years going to the beach in Florida, I have never seen actual surfing.  Brice just stuck to the boogie board and Olivia worked on her tan.
We did discover a new restaurant which has quickly become one of my favorites called Tybee Island Social Club.  I can totally picture a 2nd Gillyweed store near them but with $6 gourmet tacos, I think I would weight as much as a whale!!  They were so good!!
The tacos that I gobbled up are:

FISH:   White fish with a crispy strip of bacon. Pear Puree with chorizo and fresh cilantro.  Ride’n a corn tortilla wave.
ORANGE PORK:  Boston Butt rubbed and roasted in orange zest and stripped in da goodness topped with carmelized onion, raisin, banana pepper, garlic aioli, toasted chopped almonds and cilantro

 Now you can see what I am talking about... YUMMY!  Once we left Tybee, we toured around Savannah for a few hours and then we headed to Macon for the Junior Tennis State Championships.  Here is our amazing team!!
 Amazing indeed but frankly, not very lucky.  Technically we should have been in the intermediate category but we were placed in the advanced category instead.
Our team (Chenowith) came in last place, everyone beating us by a landslide.  But I wanted to be a proud mama here and point out the little number "1" on team score sheet.  That # 1 belongs to the "individual win" category and thanks to this little girl, the team was able to win one game!!
You rock Olivia!!

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