Ghost Ship?

I haven’t posted in a good while but life has been crazy but this is what I have been dealing with. #orangebeachghostship We unintentionally became owners of a sailboat and have had problems getting it from Texas to Alabama. It has been called a Ghost Ship click and see.

What will our sleepy little town do now?


Well, they say all good things must come to an end; I guess they are right. The scavenger hunt I have posted about a couple of times has finally came to an end. The Money was found. Now there are a lot of people left wondering: “What do we do now?” They have spent the last three weeks watching and waiting for clues and searching all night and day in some cases. 858122_558889080788992_332512874_o

It has been a wonderful experience for the most part.  Of course, there were some that weren’t paying attention to anything but the fact there was money out there somewhere.  There was some damage done, but over all very minuscule. Something almost magic happens when these guys get together and do their podcast and go live on Facebook. We are just a small town, but when these guys get behind a cause people respond.  They were receiving donations to several different causes and the money pot during all of this.  The money pot went up over $11,000 and someone was doubling it once it was found.  There were other goodies too, donated by the different business around the area.  They hadn’t done all the arithmetic at the time of the live announcement of the money being found.

Amid all the searching everyone got on board with picking up litter as they went along. Next thing you know, that became a contest as well; with a


1st prize of $500 for who picked up the most trash and $200 for the runner up. They had to post photos and videos of them picking up the litter in the areas they were searching  in any of the communities that were in the area listed in the search.  Now we are all waiting to see what they come up with tomorrow @Drive Time with DJ & KJ so we don’t go back to being a quiet little black and white town. If you join in tell them “Gecko” sent ya.




The cash grows!

IMG_0281I posted yesterday about our local “treasure hunt”.  This morning the prize pot busted through the $10,000 mark!  People are out all over town going over everything over and over again.  Meanwhile, we all hanging on for the next clue to be posted.

We have people coming in from all over to hunt for the cash now that it has gotten so BIG!  The clues are giving us a headache and the hunt is costing us a lot of sleep.  Some are to the point they just want it to be over so they can find out where the item they are looking for has been for over two weeks now.


537429_260631040741138_1944516921_nLife in a small town can be so fun at times.  Our latest ‘hoot’ is a hunt for money. ‪ People watch the podcast HERE

They listen for the clues and then go searching where they think the clues are suppose to lead them. Our town has been “a buzz” with people hunting the stash.  Funny thing is, it hasn’t been verified that the money was hidden in our town.  There are several towns that the money could have been placed.

The pot keeps getting bigger as more and more businesses and individuals contribute. Last total I saw was $7850. plus all kinds of other goodies from local businesses.  It is truly hilarious at time watching comments on Facebook  Drivetime with DJ and KJ

It has been confirmed that the stash is not at our town’s Welcome Marquee/message board.  This particular area has been searched extensively and it was annouced on the broadcast today that it is NOT there.

If nothing else, the community has been getting a lot of exercise running around everywhere in a mad dash to find the cash.  Unfortunately, some aren’t listening to what has been said and have forgotten to be considerate of property causing some unnecessary damage to plants and other things about town.  It has been stated that the stash is in plain sight and you do not need shovels or any other tool to get it.  There is no hazard involved in obtaining it.  It is not inside a business, not on private property and definitely not in a dangerous place. That being said STAY OFF THE RAILROAD TRACKS!


Great Blue Heron

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After kayaking the other day I came across this fellow.  He was just hanging around and not caring that I was near.

I took a few photos since my camera just happened to be in my vehicle.

Earlier that day I had put my kayak in the sound behind the Quietwater Boardwalk on Santa Rosa Island, near Pensacola Beach.

This was a solo trip because I couldn’t find no one to go with me so I got to take my time and wander around afterwards.

These photos were taken in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

The park right before you go over the bridge back to Pensacola.

The last photo way down below is what I did for my            personal       facebook page.

Thanks for looking and please come again!

If you made it this far comment even if it is just a hello or ………

What is more important?

Hillary’s emails or getting the ISIS situation under control?  This email business isn’t intended to hurt Hillary but rather a ploy to make it old news later.

Those in Washington work really hard to keep our attention on all their smokescreens and want us to be fighting amongst ourselves so they can continue to do exactly what they want to do.

Do I personally have a problem with a woman becoming President? No.  Just like I had no problems with a black man becoming President.  What I have a problem with is those who would vote for a woman simply because she is a woman or would not vote for her because she is.  Just as I did not like that a large percentage of people voted for Obama or against Obama because he is black.

Is Hillary capable of leading this country?  Well, she has already proven she is a quite capable, comfortable and convincing liar. {Benghazi} She is capable of overlooking accepting a man’s weaknesses? {Monica Lewinsky} Keep a straight face, be supportive and stand by her man even when it is evident to everyone with a brain that he is lying.  {I did not have sexual relations…}.  She has already lived in the White House and knows the pro’s and con’s of the position.  A plus for her- Bill, even with his short comings was a very likeable President and remains a very likeable person in the public’s eye.

Downside: She is a career politician.  She has already been in Washington, so she is in the “club” so to speak. She is not as fun to watch or hear talk as Bill is.  I really dislike those times when tv is disrupted for Presidential addresses.

Now a woman who could make a presidential address entertaining like a standup improv comedy routine would be Sarah Palin.  >Not saying she would make a good President or endorsing anyone else. Just thinking out-loud in print<

The last two Presidential campaigns were: black or white.  The upcoming one is: male or female?  What about transgender?????????

Destructions, Obstacle illusions, and wrestling naked

Being a parent can be hard work, but you get some laughs along the way. When my youngest daughter was four years old telling one of her siblings,That is not where babies come from.I asked her,What do you about know where babies come from?Her very serious response but some what evasive answer,I know everything. I am a professional.I just laughed and left the subject alone.

A few weeks later, my husband was trying to describe to her what a heron was, and he said,It looks sort of like a stork, the bird that delivers babies.
Very adamantly she proclaimed.Nu huh, that is not where babies come from.
Ok, so where do babies come from then?he asked playfully, expecting some cute silly answer. At first, she avoided answering, but he prodded on, saying that he needed to know where babies come from he thought the stork brought them. After being questioned several times…
Alright,she said exhaling in a manner to indicate she was getting annoyed,The momma and the daddy make love, the daddy puts the baby in the momma, and it grows and she goes to the doctor, and he takes it out.
I could do nothing but laugh at the look on my husband’s face. He was bewildered and didn’t know what to say. Then he asked,Who told you that?
No one, she answered,I just know it.then added the same thing she told me.I know everything; I’m a professional.
It is fun to listen to children talk, it is so entertaining sometimes. For example, it was Christmas, and my youngest son had gotten something that required some assembly, and we were trying to figure out how it went together and were having trouble, and he asked,Where are the destructions?”
Once a friend of ours was over one night, and we had been outback in a shed where we had a pool table. He had been drinking a little and started back across our yard to the house. He stepped off into a small drainage ditch that was lined with bricks and had a cement bottom, still not sure why he didn’t see it. A few minutes later, we were talking about what had happened and my youngest daughter, who was now 8 years old, joins in the conversation,That was an obstacle illusion.
One time my husband and I were off in our bedroom, and he kept tickling me, and I was laughing and squealing. After a while, we heard my oldest son trying to disguise his voice by making it sound deeper; He was about 9 at the time.What are you doing in there? wrestling?” There was a very brief pause. “naked! my oldest daughter who was about 7 immediately added at the end of his sentence.
Here’s one more, when my oldest son was maybe 3 or 4 some friends and I, going through the Dairy Queen drive thru one day and when the voice came over the speaker,May I take your order?before I could open my mouth, he spouts back,We need some crack cocaine. embarrassing but funny. I didn’t even know where he had heard about crack cocaine. Problem was I was afraid we might just get it. I knew there had been a lot of marijuana passed out that drive thru window back in the eighties.