Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Island Adventures - How A Shopaholic Survives With No Internet

Happy Wednesday, Shopaholics! Please forgive me for the lack of posts here. As you know, I blogged about going to Dauphin Island over the weekend. Little did I know, the internet was out, and the backup internet was out! I was stuck for three days with no internet. No emails. No blogging. No online shopping.

We returned home late Monday, and lucky me! Now I'm sick with a raging sinus infection. Today I got a 10 day round of antibiotics. I'm hoping they work quickly, because I'm a pretty miserable pup!

While we were on the island, the boys spent a lot of time fishing off the pier. The DH, BIL and my two nephews all had a great time!  The nephews are 6 and 3.5 years old, and they are so much fun! I wanted to share some of the photos, hoping they would bring a smile to your face today!

This heron wanted to get into the ice chest - which was where the boys were storing all their fish. Every time he got close to my beach bag, I would get a little concerned as I didn't want the bird to eat suntan lotion. Or my cell phone, which was my only means of communicating with anyone in the outside world. That pesky "no internet" business again...But anyway, isn't the heron beautiful? He hangs around my parent's island home all the time. Our oldest nephew named him "Harry" several years ago, and the name stuck. Meet "Harry".

Here is what "Harry" was after in the ice chest...

Our boys, showing off one of the fish. DH is in the red hat, BIL is the other adult. The youngest nephew (W) didn't have much to do with those fish, but the oldest (J) was totally "into" fishing. However, he didn't much want to hold or touch them to have a photo made...

We finally told him, if you catch the fish, you have to touch it to get your picture made! Couldn't believe I managed to capture this face...

After a while, J warmed up to it and decided being a fisherman wasn't so bad after all!

In case you are wondering, the fish are speckled trout. They were part of my Father's three hour "grill marathon" Sunday afternoon! :-)

What are some of your favorite spring and summer activities? How would you manage with no internet? Perish the thought!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


  1. It definitely is hard to get back into the swing of things after taking time off! I was on a cruise for a week, and came back and was overwhelmed! However, it's so worth it isn't it? I LOVE the pictures from your time away! Absolutely adorable, and looks like you had a great time!

  2. I actually need a couple of internet free days- I am so addicted! It's good for you every once in a while. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach, wish I could do it more often! PIctures are adorable!

  3. Great Catch(es)!! I always wanted to visit Dauphin Island. My cousins live in Mobile in the late 70's and early 80's. They always told stories of this magical place.

  4. I am deliberately trying to take a break from the internet and read more books (reg., not a Kindle).

  5. I love reading books on the beach in summer and just walking around in the sun :) I agree about being away from the interest seeming like torture!

  6. i once was forced to nail a catfish to a tree that i caught and skin it myself-- it was quite the photo op, hehe. and isn't it funny how disconnected we all feel without internet, when just 10 years ago it was barely a part of life?


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