I received this surprised post card yesterday from my daughter in Virginia and had known that she and family were going to take a mini trip to the beach. I had talked to her before the postman came and she was telling me that she also went up in a light house and walked outside and took some pictures. They also got to see the Chincoteague Ponies near the surf at Assateague Island, VA. The surf was up because of Hurricane Igor but got to take my granddaughter to play at the beach. This reminds me of the time when Bob and I were on our honeymoon in Jacksonville, FL, and we got on a shuttle bus to go ride horses in the Atlantic Ocean. Once we got there we found out that if you were 200 lbs. or more, you could not get on the horse. They said I could go...who wants to go horse back riding alone in the Atlantic Ocean on your honeymoon??...when we got back to the condo where we were staying at Amelia Island Plantation, my husband complained that we should have been told upfront before we had made reservations and got to the site. In apology they offered us a five course meal in their fancy restaurant. The service was great and we were treated like a King and Queen. The meal ended up costing more than the horse ride. Maybe one day I will still get my chance to ride a horse in the ocean! You just never know!
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.