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Sunday, June 16, 2013

We Saw A Real Ghost–Honest!

That’s not just a catchy post title, we really did see a ghost.  I never would have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes!  Read on.

We’ve been having a great time with the boys at the Pirateland campground.  There is so much to do, so while Marti was at her seminars in the mornings, the boys and I headed over to the pool,


and the Lazy River, where we drifted along on tubes.


I had a great time with the boys.  Sort of sad that Marti missed out, but by Thursday she finished her last class.



Owie is fascinated by Alligators.  Fortunately in Myrtle Beach, they have this really excellent attraction, Alligator Adventure.

It is 15 acres of alligators of every shape and size. 


There were little ones and big ones.  And to show the difference between gators and crocodiles, they had a couple of crocs to see.  One was huge!


I wanted to meet the park employee that gives that croc its pedicure…


There was an unusual gator there, one born with no tail.  Tail-less gators are the most common birth defect, and it is a death sentence as those poor gators have no chance of survival.  This tail-less gator was lucky to be raised in this facility.  Its name?  “Bob”.


At one of the shows, the boys got to touch an albino king snake,


as well as a little gator.


There were other kinds of reptiles there, turtles were everywhere.


He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…and my other brother…and my other brother…and my other brother…

In the snake house, they had an amazing collection of snakes.  Cobras, Black Mambas, Fer’ De Lances, Anacondas and even some Rattlesnakes.  We were glad they were behind thick glass!


But then, we saw it!  An honest to goodness Ghost!  Actually, there were two!



Albino Alligators!  There are only seven know to exist in the whole world and they all live here.  Legend has it that these gators are know as the “Ghost of the Bayou” and if you see one, your death is imminent.

I don’t know if it’s true or not, but one look at those ghostly eyeballs sent shivers down my spine!


All in all, a great day, we all had a great time and learned a lot, not just the boys.  The boys didn’t really want to leave.  I’m so pleased that they are plugged into nature.



But we had to leave, we were saving up a big surprise for the end of the week.  What was it?  Stay tuned!

     THE END!


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  1. What a cool adventure for the kids, sounds like grandpa was pretty impressed, too.

  2. Ha Ha! First thing that popped into my mind here at Tamarac is... I'd better look for gators in these lakes! Guess I was down south too long.

    What a great time the boys are having with you!

  3. Nature is really amazing and those Albino Alligators were really something special. All the years I lived in that area and never saw them;o(( You and the boys have really had a wonderful adventure. Time with the family is really special!! Now, that Marti has finished school... can't wait to see what ALL of find to do together:o))

  4. what a wonderful fabulous experience with the grands. . .they are lucky boys indeed!

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  5. Sounds like you had a fun and interesting Father's Day

  6. Now who had the best time? Was it you or the boys? Looks like you all had a marvelous day!

  7. Wow, those albino alligators are pretty cool. You guys have had a great week :)

  8. All I could think of when I saw all the "brother" turtles is "Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darrell, and this is my other brother Darrell." Hope you watched Newhart back in the day or this will make absolutely no sense to you!!

    Those alligators are SPOOKY!!

  9. Those albino Gators give the the willies! So great you are creating memories with your grands.

  10. A great way to spend a Father's Day. I think I'd be giving the snakes a wide berth. The albino gators are kinda creepy too but then, I guess they're supposed to be.
    Fun stuff.

  11. I've only ever seen an albino gator at NOLA Aquarium ... it was still there when we stopped by in March. A great "boys out" day.

  12. Father's Day fun in the sun with the boys . great memories were made again!

  13. Albino anything gives me the creeps! I'd never heard of albino alligators and I hope I never see one.

    Now that you have, Paul, I wonder if we'll ever read another blog from you....legend has it....!!!!

  14. Looks like a great park for the boys. Nothing better than a cold beer and a Lazy river. Great picture of the Albino Alligator.

  15. A tailless alligator named Bob! Hysterical!

  16. What a great time "making memories" you are having with the boys! :-)