Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday AND Thursday Thirteen!

First off, let me say that I am thankful to be friends with The Whiskers and Purrs Gang, and I am also thankful that a wonderful bean like their mommy Jenny exists in this world! If you didn't have a chance to watch them last night, you can see them again tonight on TLC at 12 a.m.
You can check for your area's schedule at the TLC website.

And now for the Thursday Thirteen, which I haven't done in a loooooooooooong time. (Thanks, mommy.) Anyway, earlier I posted a picture of my handsome self all prepared to be packed for a trip. No, it wasn't to the hospital to get the blurpy alien girl - that doesn't happen until much closer to Turkey Day. Mommy and the FD decided to finally have a short honeymoon while they still could - they also called it their babymoon, because it will be the last trip they take together without the blurp being here. (Although she was there for the entire thing, just in mommy's tummy. Silly beans seem to forget that.) Mommy and the FD visited Saint Simons Island and Jekyll Island on the Georgia coast (without us furries, for shame!) and took some pretty nifty pictures, so I thought I'd share them with you for this Thursday Thirteen.

Mommy is silly and gets all excited when she sees palm trees. The only other coastal tree she gets even more excited about are the live oaks which are all drippy with spanish moss. I won't tell you how excited she gets about those . . . it is far to embarrassing.

Here is a picture of the beach on Saint Simons, right in front of the Saint Simons Lighthouse.

And here is the Saint Simons Lighthouse.

And here is a view from the top of the Saint Simons Lighthouse.

The FD got friendly with some sailor and his doggie. I don't think mommy kept a good enough watch out for the FD, purrsonally. If you are going to get friendly with some strange cardboard bean, daddy, you need to find one with the good taste to have a KITTY.

Here is the historic Christ Church, also on Saint Simons.

Across the street from the church is the Wesley Memorial Garden, with a Celtic cross in the center dedicated to the Wesley brothers, who came over with James Oglethorpe to found the colony of Georgia. Charles Wesley did missionary work on Saint Simons Island, and John Wesley later founded the Methodist Church.

Here is the Jekyll Island Club Wharf, at the prettiest time of day, sunset. This wharf is where a lot of really rich northerners would land every winter a squillion years ago for "hunting season" at the Jekyll Island Club. Now the Jekyll Island Club is part of the Jekyll Island Historic District and is protected by the state of Georgia.

Here is the sunset over the Jekyll River.

And here is the Jekyll Island Club's Clubhouse, which is now a hotel that you can stay at. It is very pretty, and my mommy loves it.

This is Moss Cottage. This is my mommy's favorite cottage in the Historic District, and I think it may have been the FD's, too. Besides being a very pretty house, it is special because the wife of the man who had it built actually came from Cherokee County, Georgia, which is where my mommy is from and where we live! According to the tour guide, they were very much in love all of their lives. It was very sweet. Mommy and the FD actually got to look inside during the tour.

Here is a picture of the marshes . . . Georgia's poet laureate, Sidney Lanier, actually wrote about them in the poem "The Marshes of Glynn." If you want to read it, you can find it here.

And speaking of Sidney Lanier, here is the Sidney Lanier Bridge. It's pretty impressive. The FD liked it a lot.

I hope you enjoyed the Thursday Thirteen, and congratulations once again to the Whiskers and Purrs Gang!!!

13 meows:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What do you like best of those photos? Is it that your human is back with you?

Jade said...

We liked the TLC show ... Mom watched it with us.

From our Mom to yours... we are planning to go to Tybee Island soon - do you have any suggestions on where to stay since you've been down that way?

Daisy said...

What a lovely place to visit! I also think those giant old oak trees covered with spanish moss are very beautiful. We have lots of palm trees here, so I don't really care for them.

I watched the TLC show last night, and I was so impressed with how caring and kind mom Jenny was.

Shadow / Molly said...

Yoo know, yoo is right, what self respectin daddy bean wud associate wif a cardboard woofie? At least make it one yoo can hiss at him fer, right?

~ Molly ~

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Anonymous said...

Mom has been wanting to take a trip there for some time! Your make it look even more inviting! Mom also loves Live Oaks and Spanish Moss. She misses our Live Oaks that we had when we lived in Central Florida. We are in Georgia now and our yard is part of an old Pecan Orchard. Mom is a little bit sick of the limbs falling and all the work associated with the Pecan trees, but she is not tired of how beautiful they are!

SuziQCat said...

I go crazy over new types of trees when I travel too. Beautiful pictures!

Sweet Praline said...

My mom said she visited there about 14 years ago. I think it's time she went back but only if she takes me!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hey Tybalt,Holly & Ivy !!!!
Looks like your beans had a pretty good time. Those are nice pics.
Bet it's good that they are back home with you!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Furkidsmom said...

We loved watching the Whiskers and Purrs gang last night!! We even Tivo'd it.

Mom says she would like to go to Jekyll Island and really enjoyed the pictures - thanks for sharing.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Tybalt,
I'm just now getting through all the emails and comments we received after last week's big TV show. Thank you so much for the kid words and, more importantly, for being our friends. We are surely blessed to have such loving and supportive friends like you and your family, sweet one.

Lots of love and purrs,
Mommy Jenny

Halloween said...

Hi Tybalt. What pretty pictures! It looks like your people had a very nice vacation. I did not know you were expecting a blurpy one! Concatulations!!! We will keep you all in our purrs!

Your pal, Halloween

Baby Patches Confessions of the Plume said...

Hai Tybalt! Dey are some purrty pawsome photos but don't you hates it when da hoomans leaves us fur babies behind, don't dey fink we would likes to go too? I hopes you taughts dem a lesson when dey gots back MOL hehehe

I happy you luvs my executive chair, it is very comfy!