For this week's Friday shoot-out, I thought I would have a little fun. I had no idea what to do. Bagman showed all of us last week with his water theme, and Gordon has Scruffy, so I went out searching from something different.
I was wandering around town, got hungry, and stopped in at Linton's Seafood to get a bite to eat when I heard a little voice saying, "Help me." I looked around trying to find the source, and went back to where Linton's sorts their crabs. And look what I found!
This poor crab was begging to be adopted, so I worked out a deal with Harvey Linton, and he let me have the pleading crab. We named him John John "Crabby" Crab, for reasons I will explain later.
Crabby got the trembles when he saw what his fate could have been.
After Crabby calmed down, we put him on a leash (crab string, of course) and let him walk around and check out the rest of the store while we talked to the sorter.
The sorter made a bad mistake...
He was showing us a large crab that Crabby recognized as one of his cousins. Crabby immediately broke loose from his leash, making a getaway with his cuz. We were in hot pursuit.
We finally tracked Crabby and his cuz down at Somers Cove Marina, just as cuz was jumping for his freedom.
We took Crabby on a little tour of Crisfield.
Here he is checking out Captain Larry Laird's boat. Crabby wanted to go on a tour with the students, but we didn't have enough cash on hand.
Everyone who keeps up with my blog knows all about Gordon's. Gordon's has been around since 1928. They sell around 500 cups of coffee a day. That is not too shabby for a city with a population of around 3,000. We thought Crabby might like to try a cup of coffee, and meet some of the waterman. I suspect he was a little suspicious of the them. The guy to the right was a little suspicious of Crabby, but before we left Crabby had made some new friends. That is what Gordon's is all about. Great food, too!
We took Crabby down to the Somers Cove Marina pool where he got in trouble for breaking the "no diving" rules.
It was embarrassing having to call an employee to help save him. Pool water is no place for a crab.
After that ordeal, Crabby was hungry so we took him out to one of our restaurants for soup and a sandwich...
And a beer. He insisted on tipping.
After Crabby saw the photos I took he wanted his own camera. I took a photo of him holding his camera, and showed him how he could use filters to add a little fun to his photos.
Crabby took a liking to these flowers. I think he did good on his first photo.
Crabby wanted to know what this was. I could not bring myself to tell him. But, he can't read yet, so I will tell you. It is a crab trap. People come from all over to go crabbing in Crisfield. And of course, to eat steamed crabs!
Crabby took this photo of one of the Crisfield condos. He was mesmerized with the water. I had to keep him on a tight leash - I mean crab string.
Crabby liked the green in the bicycle but did not understand the concept.
Crabby did not understand the concept of "No Parking" either.
Crabby wanted to check out these condos on the water, but I told him we already had a place to live. Great buy, though!
Crabby got very excited when he saw this near the City dock.
Crabby wanted to go for a ride on this boat, but I told him it was not a good idea.
We took Crabby back to Somers Cove Marina where we showed him our boat.
He said he much preferred this boat docked near the City dock. Spoiled already.
Crabby made a friend when Doris tried to share her radish with him.
The following photos are more random photos taken by Crabby...
Be sure and check out Tangier Island Cruises in Crisfield. The boat leaves every day at 12:30.
Crabby loved this view.
Crabby liked the Chamber of Commerce sign, and went in to get membership papers.
This is Maho's, one of the many places to eat in Crisfield. Crabby wanted to take a dip in the water, but he had recently dried out from his dip in the pool.
Crabby had to stop and see the pretty flowers this man was planting.
This curb intrigued Crabby.
I had to hold Crabby back when he saw these feet. Bare feet and crab claws don't mix well together. But he was fascinated with the tattoo. He wanted one, but I told him he was too young.
After Crabby's camera batteries ran out, we put him back on his leash and walked him down to the Crisfield Tourist's Center where he looked over some brochures for his next adventure. He seemed to take an immediate liking to Janes Island State Park.
Paradise is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, right here in Crisfield.
Back at the house, Crabby enjoys a little R&R on the front porch.
We finally showed Crabby to the guest bedroom where he settled down for a long nap, dreaming of new adventures.
Disclaimer: Crabby is not a real crab. He was donated for our Friday shoot out by "John John" and Jenny Tawes of Tawes Oil, also owners of the Blue Crab Crossing Nautical Art & Decor located on Main Street near the City dock. You can buy those little tins of crab mints there, too.
The "real" crab was donated by Linton's Seafood, to be returned to the bay for our Friday shoot-out.
Oh, don't tell Crabby he isn't real. I think I saw him going for the cat food earlier. Watch out, Scruffy! There's a new plush in Blog Land.
Crisfield. Come on over, kick up your feet, and feel those troubles melt away. Stay awhile, or forever.