Monday, August 24, 2009

No...not me.

We are in Hilton Head and having a wonderful time.

The word for the first two days of our trip was traffic...but since then, things have been looking up.

We went out to Harbour Town yesterday to walk around and get acquainted with this sleeply little part of the island.

There was this great little Trolley that drove us right out to the end of the island.

We walked the steps of the lighthouse and from the top saw a sweet little beach with thousands of shells.

Of course, we had to head right down there. we were beach combing...I got a little mud on my I stopped to walk out to the water and wash off.

It was a little marshy...and the going was slow...but I perservered.

Just as I was about to each the water's edge...I hit a boggy patch and sunk right into the mud...about mid calf. was gross.

As I continued to sink...I had visions of emergency personnel being called out to rescue know, with like a crane. lol!

So...I decided I had better get out of there and fast.

As I worked to get unstuck...I couldn't lift my feet out. Finlly, in desperation -- I slipped out of my shoes, pulled my feet free and moved to safer ground.

As I turned around to see where my shoes were...the holes in the marshy sand had already filled over. There was no sign that I had even been there.

I didn't really want to walk all over town without I went to see if I could buy new pair.

The only shop to even sell flip flops was asking $48.00.

For flip flops.

Are you kidding?

No way.

So off we went to catch the Trolley back to our car...without shoes.


Some of you may leave your heart when you go on vacation.

But not me.

I leave my shoes.

p.s. photos.


Puhlman said...

OK I am truly sorry but I am laughing out loud at the thought of seeing this. It is really funny ISN'T IT? I wouldn't have paid that much either. Bare foot seems WONDERFUL compared to spending that amount on flip flops.

Hope you can get to the store to buy a new pair soon.

Lara said...

I have to admit that it's pretty humorous just imagining your shoes getting sucked down into the muck never to be seen again. It'll be a memory your kids will always remember.

I would have gone barefoot too rather than pay almost 50 bucks for flip flops! Have fun!

lbugsh2 said...

Oh my gosh thank you Denise I so needed that laugh today. I am glad to hear I am not the only person who horrible stuff like that happens to. What size are you I will buy you a new set just for the laugh.

Monique said...

Such a good thing I have a vivid visual imagination; I don't even NEED the pictures you didn't take! It must have been scary though, glad you made it out ok!! Enjoy your time on the beach, thanks for sharing your experience!

Emily Merchant said...

Glad you got free!!! I had images of you continuing to sink and needing to employ a more extreme technique to save your whole self from being sucked in.

Mia has been fixated lately with the idea of quicksand. When we went to the beach she was totally afraid she may find some (She has even learned that you need to lay on your back and achieve "equilibrium" to survive quick sand) -- we assured her that there was no quick sand at the beach, but apparently we were wrong! Too funny!

Kelli said...

You have such a way with words Denise that translates into awesome stories! Too funny that you added the p.s. about no I was reading, I was waiting for pics!!! Must be the scrapper in me! Glad you are having a great trip!!

The Beatty Beehive said...

I'm still laughing. Wish I could see photos, better yet hear audio of the whole event!

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