Now entering #21 in the [Coaster Collection] here on the blog. This one from The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Which...is a delightful place. Turns out, it is owned by the same folks who own Heaven errr...Sea Island . That explains a lot . I have a few photos of my stay (which was entirely too short) that I'll post up here on the blog with more details at some point. The most recent coaster prior to this one was Abracadabar down on the Disney Boardwalk . You can find the full coaster collection here .
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This cute little bunny mold arrived in the mail recently. She's wearing a dress and carrying a basket - as Easter Bunnies are wont to do. The bunny from 2014 also carried a basket, but he was a bit more formal. This one is a bit smaller than we've done in the past, but I think with the girls helping me, the size is going to work to our advantage. Turns out, we didn't make one of the last year. Instead, we went to Sea Island instead of having Easter around town. Ahhh...Sea Island. Back to reality with these molds. I'll work with the girls to stuff the cavitiy with water putty, then once dry, we'll paint them up, then add a topcoat for shine. Aiming for four of them to spread the Easter joy around a bit. Here's the mold we used in 2015 . Here's the mold we used in 2014 . Here's the mold we used in 2013 . Here's the mold we used in 2012 . Here's the mold we used in 2011 .
Ever since our first trip down to Charleston, Natalie and I have been beyond fascinated by the Live Oak species of trees. We doubled down on Live Oaks during our visits to Sea Island over the years. And we've been dreaming of the day when we could plant a Live Oak on our property. (Alas, it doesn't appear that they'd survive our climate as they are marked for Hardiness Zones 7-10 . And for sure, we wouldn't get the Spanish Moss on them which add to the dreamy effect !) Everytime we go on a tour or stay at a place that notes their Live Oaks, we perk up and pay attention. And Disney is no different. Out at Port Orleans Riverside, you can find a few of them including this one out on Ol' Man Island behind the pool. There's the sign above that reads: On Earth Day April 22, 1991, this majestic Live Oak was placed in its new home before you. This Oak and its companion at the entrance of Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside each weighed 85 tons an
The unofficial/official online Coaster Collection here on the blog continues to grow. Adding this one from Sea Island to the pile of coasters that have been documented here from our trip down there earlier this Spring. You can see the entire Coaster Collection here . It might not seem like much, but it *is* growing, right? This Sea Island one gets us up to ten coasters. 1. Illini Coors light one featuring the 'new' I . 2. Ted's Montana Grill with quote . 3. Bell & Harbor out in the Hamptons . 4. A different Ted's one . 5 & 6. Two coasters from Saugatuk Brewing Company . 7 & 8. Disney coasters from both coasts . 9. Jungle Cruise Cantina from inside the MK . 10. This one.
That right there in the photo is the *only* child of mine who was brave enough to go up and touch/pet this Peregrine Falcon that was on patrol at the Beach Club down at Sea Island . The Bird - as we call her - wasn't afraid to touch this bird that is part of the falconry program at Sea Island . Her older sister? Not interested. As Nat will tell you, I have a fascination with all-things birds of prey. When we're driving, I will always point them out when they're soaring above the highway or sitting on fence posts. Sea Island keeps their falconry program for two reasons. The first is for hunting. That part is something that I'm totally unfamiliar with, but it seems that you can 'hunt' for squirrels and such with these hawks . The other way these Peregrine Falcons are used is what you see above. They have a guy who is in their Falconry program standing watch in the pool area of the Beach Club. After talking to him, he said that the mere presence of
What's not to love about this photo of a crew of five men and three women and their line of fish caught at Sea Island? The car. Awesome. The clothes? Awesome. The fish on the line? Awesome. As you walk around the second floor of The Cloister at Sea Island, you'll come to find a bunch of these framed vintage photographs. I'll post a few more over time.
When you check into The Cloister at Sea Island and you have kids on your reservation, you are greeted with this warm message and bath toy in your room that my kids totally fought over. We had to tell the guy who was helping with our bags to score us another one so that the girls wouldn't go to battle mode over who, exactly, *owns* Shelly. The note reads: My friends at The Cloister hope you'll take me with you when you leave, as a happy reminder of your time at Sea Island. Just as a mother sea turtle returns to the same area each time she nests, we hope you will return again soon! If you'd like to read more about my bigger brothers and sisters, called loggerheads, please see the other side of this card. With warm Sea Island wishes, Shelly the Sea Turtle I mean...come on. Couldn't be cuter, right? And the idea of 'returning'? Don't mind if we do!