Posted 09-30-2003 at 19:24:48
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Well, I was sitting around here and thought I would share one of my funnier stories that happened while we were on vacation this past time in Florida.
One of the nights we were there, I decided Tip (my dog)(border collie) and I should go down to the beach after dark. Right now, its turtle season, time for the babies to hatch and go out to the ocean, so all porch lights or lights of any kind on or near the beach must be extinguished at dark. But, there was a pretty full moon, so I thought once our eyes adjusted, we would be okay.
SO off we go, down the wooden walkway, down the steps, onto the soft sand, toward the water we go, and just as we were getting our toes wet, something caught my eye. Thought it was just the dark playing tricks on my eyes, since I figured it'd been all of two minutes since we had been down there. But I kept staring and staring, and then Tip was staring, so I knew something was moving there in the water.
I say to the dog, "What's that there?" and she immediately decides that is the cue to freak out and run to get behind me, and then run some more, all the while the retracteable leash is getting wound around my legs and I just know I am gonna fall down, and since the dog was in a panic, I figured there was something to panic about, so I began to panic, and the boogie woogie was surely gonna get us and eat us slap up! As we retreated to the safety of the dunes and the steps, I looked back to see if this boogie woogie was still there, and now that we were at a different angle, I saw it was nothing more than a big tree branch, swaying in the tide.
Well, needless to say, we had had enough fun at night on the beach, and went on in to the safety of the hotel room.
I know I am not used to being out on the beach at night, but it is kinda spooky out there when your all alone, and its just you and this big water, whooshing in at you. SOmething I usually find peaceful, but not that night! Go ahead, laugh it up, it is quite funny...NOW. :)
I still love the beach though.