Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out - Getting Around

Assignment by Science Girl in France.

Reggie Girl and me take turns picking random names so that other shooters can participate in picking the assignment for the week. I picked Science Girl (from names I keep in a bowl). Science Girl is a new shooter. Welcome!

She challenged us on how we get around our cities and towns without cars. That was an easy one for me because Crisfield is a biking, walking, and boating town. Some of the photos are recent; some are from my archives. Enjoy.

Nothing like a stroll on the sidewalks on a warm afternoon.

I love getting around on our boat. In the summer we head over to Somers Cove Marina where we keep our boat. We visit friends who live on the water, head to the beach, do a little fishing, or go to Smith Island. We love to hit the tiki bar (formerly Side Street, now the Olde Crisfield Crab & Steakhouse - opening in June) in the late afternoons. You can tie up and jump off for a cool one, or have a great meal at the restaurant to top off your tiring day on the water. Note: not our boat.

I saw this bike coming and got into position. Little did I know, until the bike got nearer, that it was my husband. He was supposed have been cutting the grass!

Pat Reese, Sr. can be seen driving his cart around town on most days. Sometimes he and his wife go out for a little ride around the town in the late afternoons. Reese owns Southern Connection, a seafood packing and distribution business. You can also buy seafood at Southern Connection.

Another walker on a beautiful afternoon. Hey, watch out for all that traffic while you are talking on your cell phone.

Dogs gotta walk, too.

Some dogs like to walk alone.

My husband, after I made him come home to finish cutting the grass. The Honda scooter is mine. Crisfield is the perfect place for scooters. You see a lot of them in the late afternoons and on weekends.

Watermen not only use their boats to get to work, their boats are their work.

Getting around in the marsh.

Kids like to get around, too. This was a cute kid. He was staying with his grandparents while his mother was stationed in Iraq.

Teens have their own preferred method of getting around. Whoo hoo! I want to try that one day.

Getting around at Janes State Park in Crisfield. Bring your own or rent one. Beautiful campgrounds and cabins. Um? I think someone was eying lunch. And he was looking at the kayaker!

A lot of people from Tangier Island and Smith Island keep cars at the marina in Crisfield. When they come to town (some come on the mail boat - some in their own boats like these folks did), they head to their cars to stock up on goods and run other errands.

Super cool buggy kids just chillin'.

Ride sharing.


Crisfield is on the bay, so when a hurricane comes we still have to get around; the lady in the photo was on her way to the grocery store. This hurricane hit us 3 years ago. No damage, and all the water was gone in a day or two. A small price to pay for living in paradise.

And the price is well worth it.

32 comments:

Doreen said...

you really outdid yourself Patty! interesting ways to get around your town.

bty....my golf cart is for sale. :-)

I saw you have started a My Town Shoot Out blog. Is there going to be a list of participants? or a way for us to keep track of fellow Shoot Out Gang?

Mildred said...

I really enjoyed your selection of photographs. It's fun to see different areas of the country. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. It's been fun following your blog this week.

REDLAN said...

This is great. I learned more about your place through this post. Sad to read that it hit by the hurricane three years ago. We experienced flood here.

Joanne said...

I don't think I've ever seen such a variety of transportation in one place! I like the pooch walking alone, looking like he's contemplating. That and the flying skateboarder!

Elaine Dale said...

Patty your posts are always bloody wonderful! I feel like I'm really getting to know Crisfield.

willow said...

Wow, that was fun. Your town seems very walker friendly. Nice shots!

GingerV said...

very good, I like the little boy on his - what is that thing called - skate board with a handle... can see I have been out of the country too long.... anyway nice photos.

Sarah Lulu said...

Fabulous photos! Mine are up too.

I loved the little boy on the scooter and the shopping trolley after the hurricane.

Owl Eng said...

I love all your photos for this week's theme especially the kid riding his scooter and the cart in hurricane zone.

REDLAN said...

I just posted my entry for this week's theme Patty. Thanks for the warm welcome.

Butler and Bagman said...

What a hoot! I'm getting so I look forward to Fridays! Also interesting to see some similarities -- I shot walkers and cellphones and baby carriages too. Not having a motorcyle, I had to shoot my lawnmower...of course it was idle...but I suspect that in the end, both I and your husband got the lawn mowed in the end. Great shots! I wanted a skateboard but never got one...love the aerial moment you caught! Great shoot, Patty.

Barry said...

I loved the super cool kids, Patty. Great shots as always. You've really captured the vitality of Crisfield!

And its variety!

ROSIDAH said...

Wonderful scenes! I like it in your town. Have a great weekend, Patty :)

Missy said...

Again, magnificent shots! I like the scooter rider and the skateboarder too....and I love all of them :-)

Robyn said...

Great pictures ! I will have to say my favorite is the little guy on the scooter!

Garando said...

Hello, first time here. Nice photos! My favorite one is the lady sitting in the shopping cart. The city I live in gets flooded easily during the rainy season, (which I sarcastically call the "Flood Festival") so it's good to know that shopping carts thing might come in handy for situations like that. ;)
But seriously, I'm glad that the hurricane didn't cause any damage or injuries.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Now thats getting around. Great selection of shots and well put together!

gigi said...

Patty that is so funny it was your husband on that bike and that he should have been mowing the grass. Busted!
I for got about strollers that's a great way to get around for the youngins. I have one in the back of the truck. When I bike shared, it was sitting on the handle bars, scary to think about now days. I spent a few years riding a skate board too. Now I value my knees and hips more than that ole ride.
These were such fun pictures.
Yes I got your email and it just made my day! Thanks so much for your encouragement.
Smiles for a great weekend!

Gordon said...

The shot of the little kid on the scooter is priceless. Thanks Patty. I'm posted.

wishbone said...

Wow! I didn't know you all had a tiki bar over there. I guess I'm gonna have to slip over and pay a visit:)

Jen said...

beautiful, beautiful!!!!!! I hope that one day I can live by the water...

I love your photos!

Kathy in CA said...

How neat! I especially love the boats!

Terry said...

Wow so many wonderful photos ,
Thank you for sharing .
I have had a blast visiting .
I can't wait to come back again
for another visual feast.
I feel so happy after seeing your blog .
Have a fabulous weekend.

Patty said...

All: I am running behind. What's new? I will catch up by Sunday.

I could do a blog-by but I like to study all the photos. Everyone goes to a lot of trouble to do these shoot outs and I want to enjoy the fruits of their labor without having to rush.

J9 said...

Patty,
I really like the marsh shot, the little kid on the scooter, and the shopping cart!

Patty said...

Wishbone: We had a wonderful tiki bar that was built at Side Street. Don't come now because it was all sold and it is getting a new overall. When completed, it is going to be The Old Crab and Steak House. And it is going to be awesome. They will be opening in June.

Hope all ya'll are doing well on Hooper's Island. I am going to make a trip there soon.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Of course I love them all but the one of Huey on the bike is my favorite. Prince would do something like that in a heartbeat.
Did you say to e-mail you or that you're going to e-mail me?? Honest to goodness girl..........I don't know whether I'm coming or going, lol. Going I think...........
Great shoot.....of course :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Casedilla said...

I love that little dude on the scooter!

Strawberry Girl said...

Lovely post Patty!! I love pictures of people being people, but am reluctant sometimes to take them myself (shy). :D

soulbrush said...

ex-qui-site, specially love the doggie walking next to the red brick wall.

Kim said...

Patty,
Like you, I love to take my time looking at everyone's posts...I've been going in alphabetical order off of Gordon's site.

So, here I am at yours. I love how you showcase your town, the people and the places. What a great place to live... Your scooter is way cool!

BT said...

Oh I want to live there too, such a fabulous place. I will have to look it up on my new 'map of the world'. My geography is pretty poor, which is why I wanted it. Fabulous photos, a lovely place to live.