Friday, June 24, 2011

Frank's First Visit to St. Simons Island

July 24 & 25, 2009
Not long after we acquired Frank TAA (The Adventurous Ape) in 2009, we took him along with us on vacation to St Simons Island.  Before we left Atlanta, though, a true welcoming to the family was in order. Nowhere in Atlanta says that like The Varsity.  The Georgia Holy Grail of fast food, The Varsity takes the most unhealthy food ever (hamburgers and hot dogs) and transforms it into further artery-choking goodness by dipping it in giant vats of grease.  If you've been to Atlanta, but haven't eaten at the Varsity, then you haven't really been to Atlanta at all!  Here then, is Frank at the Varsity. :)

Once we arrived in south GA, we stayed with my dear friends, Mars and Alan.  Frank wasn't shy:

Alan is a firefighter in Glynn County.  On our way to the beach, we stopped by the station to see him, and he graciously allowed us (and Frank) a tour of one of the trucks!

Do you have a license to drive that, Frank?!

After awhile, we said goodbye to Alan and headed for the beach.  Frank loved the way the sea breeze rippled through his fur, and although he preferred to hang out (quite literally) under our canopy most of the time (salt water being hard to get out of his stuffing), he smiled the whole day.  Me too, Frank.  Me too.

Just hangin' out at the beach. :)


  1. Holy wow, Looooooong time no see Mars!!!

    Frank seems way happier to be at the beach than I would be.

  2. I actually haven't seen her since last year; I need to write to her. They don't have internet. Seriously, I don't know how they live without it! lol But somehow they do, and if I lived as close to the beach as she does, somehow I think I'd find myself getting along fine without it too. :) But you all would miss my posts. lol