Thursday, April 28, 2011

Three Things


Here we are, once again, at the day of the week called Thursday, which is when I share three things and you (hopefully) share three things. There are no rules or regulations dictating what you should share, especially even as it relates to the number.  Three is just a suggestion.  Just share.

I'll go first.

1.  The photo above of the Islander was taken from my deck using the zoom lens.  To convey what that place meant to so many people is impossible to do in a blog post.  The story would, however, make a very nice movie or book. In a rural county whose main attraction (aside from its isolation) is its natural beauty and proximity to the water, the Islander provided Us Locals with recreational and social activities otherwise unheard of; and Them Tourists with an experience that simply could not be replicated.

2. Right now I could use an extended stay at the Islander, assuming the seafood buffet, the swimming pool and that upstairs lounge were still open for business. Even so, I'm ready to go.

3.  I'm looking forward to a vacation even if it involves a tent and no running water. Extended time away from Life is in order, and it's long overdue.

Now it's your turn.

20 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

My husband is working like mad to get the taxes done before he leaves town tomorrow, but he has promised me 22 minutes in which to watch one episode of The Big Bang Theory. Promised. And it is late. Some might say too late, but I'm holding him to it even if I fall asleep right after Sheldon says "Bazinga!"
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ann Marie said...

1. Just one more day at the pool, the buffet and the lounge would do me good. OMG.. I KNOW.. I KNOW.. IT IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE BLISTER COMMUNE!!!!

2. I think I am losing my mind.. or lost it.. or never had it .. see above statement for proof.

3. Saturday.. Richmond Races.. ENUF said.

Maria_NJ said...

1. the eye has taken on a yellowish green-blue tinge!!!

2. the landscaper FINALLY is coming this morning and digging out the "eye-sore" in my front lawn...

3. why did my last 2 post have an eye reference??

4. if I ever win the lottery I will bring The Islander back to its heyday.

5. today my daughter makes her confirmation in the Church, and I have to get off this dang computer, grab a shower and drive an hour to get my MIL...ughhhhh!

wv: monadel: wasn't he vice-president???

Deltaville Jamie said...

1. I can't find a place to live that I can afford, keeps Bridget in the same school her senior year and let's me keep the dog. If I make Bridget switch schools or I give up the dog it doesn't matter, I will be hated either way.

2. I will possibly be "vacationing" in a house with a tarp for a roof May 7th weekend.

3. Re, you turn the Islander into a commune I'm sooo there.

WV: hytersi- when you're so hysterical you can no longer spell it.

Mental P Mama said...

Wait. You're going camping again? Why don't you go stay at the Islander? That would be the same as camping...

We need to make a plan about that place.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

SERIOUSLY, let's get that commune going!

My cell phone is exploding with severe weather alerts. Tornado watches and warnings, flood warnings, severe thunderstorms... and it appears to be heading your way now, CBW. Keep an eye on the radar...

Why yes, I WILL be waking up early tomorrow to watch the wedding, why do you ask? :-)

Daryl said...

Toonman will be off his IV meds in 3 weeks and one day after that I am running away somewhere .. okay maybe I'll wait a few days but as soon as nurse duty is over I am taking myself off on a much deserved get-away ..

judi said...

Is desperation contagious?

Salt makes my fingers swell.

this is my brain without coffee.



wv: the very last cigarette you smoke when you officially quit is an acklecig.

Bethie said...

1. I have a pick pot of beef ragu cooking slooooowly in my oven, smells good, but I don't like it.

2. My 12 yo daughter will love me briefly once more when she gets home to find out I made beef ragu.

3. Later tonight, she will once again have loving thoughts for me as she reheats a bowl of that ragu.

Bethie said...

Here is one more thought from me! What heck is a pick pot that I wrote in my previous post? I meant to write a BIG pot!!! UGH!!!

Grandma J said...

1. We can open the Islander...yes we can

2. I'm ready for a vacation once I finish dental work.

3. JJ figured out how to howl. Help me Rhonda.

4. Wishing safety from the storms for all my friends in VA

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

1. Come camp at my place!
2. I have running water.
3. And wine!
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deborah said...

I have one nerve left...when it goes, heaven help us all.
Hope you get to vacate, even if it is only in a tent. A change helps our perspective!
I'm ready for a little vacay too:)

Annie said...

Baby being very good.
Toddler not so good.
Everyone else, lacking in sleep.

Hope all OK there.

TSannie said...

Hope you get that vacation soon!

Maria_NJ said...

Jamie, how did you know that all the people that really know me call me "Re"

Daryl, In three weeks I will be in Baltimore for fitBloggin, meet me there!!!


wv: wifslawk...I don't know, all I could come up with is that all the wife, should make the laws...

Ann Marie said...

hahahah maria.. I think the Re was to me.. but you and I can Re togther! Re is me too..

Bluebird49 said...

1. My cat has been here for 7 months.

2. She still scratches me when I walk by her.

3. I'm about tired of her, and especially the litter box she rode in with.

AverettLadyNana said...

Makes me want to cry to see the Islander Boarded Up!!! It was SO NICE back in the day...

I'd love to take a break there for a few days...

Country Girl said...

I like a tent and no running water. We need to get away . . .