Here we have some wet sand, some pebbles and a few oyster shells on Haven Beach.
Today marks the beginning of the Urbanna Oyster Festival.
The following bloggers will be in attendance, and most of them will be spending the night at
(This means that CBW has spent the past 48 hours furiously scraping PAG--permanently adhered gunk-- from her icebox, kitchen floor, bathroom ceiling, face, and front porch. Yes, she's been on a mad cleaning
Mental P Mama is driving all the way from Connecticut with a slight detour to Charlottesville. As an added bonus,she's bringing BC Powder and red cowboy boots.
Big Hair Envy has worried about all the details and kept us straight, just as she did for Blog Fest.
Noe Noe Girl is bringing her warm smile, her wonderful husband and son. Can't wait to see them.
Ann Marie is very graciously hosting a fish fry for us on Saturday even though she's been to Hell Neck Road and back the past week or so. (There really is a Hell Neck Road, it's in Gloucester.) Something tells me that the Bavon area of the county will never be the same, and I can't wait.
Mom x 2 will be joining us on Saturday. It will be great to see her again and introduce her to the fine art of a new form of music called Wonky Tonk.
If anyone in Urbanna this weekend sees several grown women in crab hats busting a gut laughing you'll know
For all Oyster Fest attendees, I'd like to reiterate the very important safety rules published on the Oyster Festival website. Please take heed:
Your safety while at the Oyster Festival is important to all of us here in Urbanna. Please comply with the following festival safety rules:
No pets (unless they are well-behaved crabs firmly attached to your hat*).
No private golf carts (as if*) and/or ATV type vehicles (well, OK, I can see that being hazardous *) within the town festival limits (placing a limit on festivities seems cruel and unusual to me*).
No alcoholic beverages (insert sound of crickets chirping here*)
No water taxis will be operating. (We have water taxis? -again with the crickets-*)
The use of the Upton’s Point Marina dinghy dock is available. (Thank heavens!*)
*The Oyster Festival website did not include these parenthetical remarks but should have.
If I don't do anything else while I'm there, I'm going to stop by that dinghy dock and see why it's important that dinghy docks be available at an Oyster Festival.
Now, for those of you who don't give one spat about an Oyster Festival and its accompanying dinghy docks, golf carts, firemen's parades and oyster shucking contests, please answer one or all of the following questions:
* What was the best part of your week?
* What was the worst part?
* If you could go anywhere in the world for a week, with no worries about money, responsibilities, obligations, etc., where would you go, what would you do and who would you take with you?
Have a great weekend, and be safe. This is Chesapeake Bay Woman reporting live from Mathews County in the hours preceding the