Friday, July 11, 2008

Last Installment of Galveston & Good Friends...

I miss the beach and our friends already, but they will be back in West Texas for 3 weeks very soon. Still, I miss our Louisiana friends too. SO... Now where was I? Oh, yes.

After another Heavenly good night of sleep our hosts fed us another delicious breakfast and it was all too soon time to go. Sadly, as I've always said... "Fish And House Guests Stink After Three Days". We were definitely beginning to get a tad smelly, in my opinion. Besides, we had plane reservations that couldn't be changed, so that deal was sealed.



However, Dear Readers, I'm not letting you off that easily. I must first make another soul cleansing confession about my oh-so-mature behavior on the beach the previous day. The little girl who had built the sandcastle was doing cartwheels on the soft part of the sand and it really took me back to when I was a kid and could do terrific cartwheels. Can you see where this is going?


Apparently I had just the right amount of cocktails in me to think I could accomplish this act without damage. Frankly, it probably wasn't even enough to account for a cheap bottle of wine. It wouldn't even make a Mastercard commercial. How badly can you get hurt on the soft part of the beach? If I fell, it would be on the oh-so-soft sand, right? Which shouldn't hurt, right? I probably would have been perfectly fine if I had just stuck with the first cartwheel, but I had to go and push it to the edge and go for cartwheel #2. Big Mistake. Huge. And, I'm afraid our hostess may have gotten scary film footage of this brazen act of Stoopidity ummm Pure Genius ummmm... Total Immaturity. I haven't been 10 years old for quite some time. Or. So. I. Thought.

I had the great joy of discovering (the hard way) that cartwheels have, alas, gone the way of making hula-hoops work & trying to dress Barbie dolls. Please. Somewhere deep down inside I'm sure that I already knew this. So, do women have groins? (It just sounds like something I would so not have.) That can hurt when a limb is nearly ripped out of its weak socket by the sheer force of gravity? For several days afterward? If so, then I think I have a groin injury or whatever it's called when women have it. No, I didn't take anatomy 101. Or if I did, I wasn't paying attention. Now, I will do no more whining about another self-inflicted wound. Enough. Said.


In closing, I shall leave you with some random pictures from the trip. Shrimp boats are always fun to watch, as the seagulls flank them in search of fish gut goodies. We didn't get to go to Woody's (The Biker Bar) this trip because being a holiday it would have been insane for anyone over the age of 40 to try & get in. We might have been attacked. However, I was sharp enough to pull the car over on the way to the airport and snap a quick click. This is as good as I've ever seen it look and I've only seen it at night inside.

As always, we had a fun, fun time and yet still very different from previous years. They have worked hard at making every year a great new experience for us and I truly appreciate that. It's almost like going somewhere different every year. So Dear Galveston Friends: I'd like to raise a glass to you both for all of the amazing experiences you've made for us. It's just too special for words and you all are too. We've never felt more comfortable than when we're with you two and our Cajun buddies.

Oh and just when I thought my travels were done for a while, I realized I'm off to see my San Antonio friends next week.

14 comments:

Treasia said...

What NO pictures of the cartwheels? I so want to see that. Ha. If it makes you feel any better about 5 years ago I thought I could still do the splits myself. I tore so many muscles and got so bruised I looked like I had been beaten. I soon realized I wasn't a teenager any longer.

Daryl said...

Ah San Antonio .. you MUST eat at least once at Mi Tierra ...


I am sorry you hurt yourself but I have to admit I would have loved to see you do even one cartwheel, Lizzie ...

Your photo of the shrimp boat is truly excellent ...

Feel better soon!

:-Daryl

Keeper Of All Things said...

I tried to teach my daughters friend how to cartwheel......and limped for a week!!
can we get a peek at the footage of your CW?!
LOL

Meg said...

Oh Snooty, how funny! The things we do sometimes and forget how old we are! I would have loved to be there to see the cartwheel act!



San Antonio, did you say?
Oh, the possibilities...

Have yourself a fabulous weekend sweet pea.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Will the cartwheel footage be posted in the near future? And you know what Barbies look like when you pull a leg off, maybe you just have to get the leg back up on that ball thing in the hip area.
San Antonio... can't wait for the pictures!

Snooty Primadona said...

Tresia: I know, I know... I think I did the splits thing (you know, because I've always been so limber) like 15 years ago and got pretty much the same results as you. Too bad I couldn't have remembered about that before I tried this.

D: Mi Tierra's is my favorite place in SA for Mexican food. We've been going there since back in the 1970's w/ hubby's frat brothers & wives. They have the best hot sauce, guacamole & Margs!

I'm hoping that the hostess with the most-est got that footage & hasn't deleted it, but she's been to busy to call me back...

Meg: Yup, I'm headed down on Tuesday to get a friend fix with one of my best friends. Then, on the way home I'm stopping at the Mexican imports place on I-10 @ Boerne. This time I'm buying some more Talavera pieces.

Jeri: Honestly, it did feel like the old leg tried to fall out & off. Afterwards, all I could do was hold my crotch and scream. The women were the only ones who found this odd. The guys were fine with the whole crotch holding thing, lol.

Insane Mama said...

SOunds like a great trip was had despite the cartwheel incident of 2008!

Janie said...

I've so enjoyed reading the tales of Galveston. I bet y'all are a hoot to hang out with - no matter the town!

Hope you're healing well, cartwheel spinner!

Flea said...

But you managed one cartwheel, right? Rock on, rocker! And pick up some Tiger Balm.

Snooty Primadona said...

Okay, I thought I was doing just fine on the healing, then I sat down on the floor with my legs crossed and thought I was going to DIE. Jeezuz, what was I thinking doing that second cartwheel? I'm an old fart. I can't do things like that.

My back doesn't hurt but my SOCKET at my hip is killing me. What does that mean?

Mental P Mama said...

You. Truly. Crack. Me. Up. Feel better...at least your back made it through the whole cartwheel escapade....

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

This is great.
I know how you felt, I was a bit intoxicated and did gymnastics with my daughter. I found out my back no longer bends.
By the way, I did take anatomy 101 and I am in 102 now, I couldn't answer that with a definate yes you do have groin.

Train Wreck said...

Hello, Came by to see who "Meg" was talking about!
If it makes you feel any better I could not do a cartwheel... not even as a little guirl! So good for you to try again!!
The drink may have "encouraged you to do this crazy little stunt! But I say with a little more drink, the pain would've been less! (at least for awhile!)
I will be checking back, great posts!

gaining some lb's said...

Sista #1 did a cartwheel at a block party and sprained her ankle.
good times


Ms snooty.....Never EVER film it
peace
#2

 

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