This week I thought it would be fun to take photos of those things around town that tourists take tend to take photos of too. I know, sounds a little nuts but bear with me. I also have to explain that there were no tourists in town yesterday so I couldn’t hoodwink a few into having a picture taken with their head inside these items. I would have put me in the photos, but since my producer is out of town for a week, there was no one to snap the photo. Sad right?
The first photo is a group cutout in front of Winton’s candy store. It has nothing to do with the beach or candy but does provide a pretty accurate depiction of a Port A Saturday night.
This next one is in front of Wintons as well. Clearly, this is a Rattlesnake dressed as a cowperson shooting of guns while happy candy cane cactus stands by. Woo yeah.
The next one is in front Stingrays Taphouse and Grill and is obviously a stingray dressed in a 40’s zoot suit playing a guitar. I would want this one on my holiday card
The next is an extra. We have a sand festival called SandFest, and this gold cart will be raffled off.
Now we are at The Gaff, and since there are pirates everywhere, it is no surprise that the cutouts are of pirates. Of course given some of the others and the fact that The Gaff is the Sandbelt racing capital of Texas one never knows.
For bad pirates, there is the stockade
Y’all have been here before but here is another shot of the Gaff sign. I didn’t stay for the races. There is only so much excitement an old guy can take in one day.
Here is an interesting tent. You can see this is a place that you can have photos converted to shirts, shoes and it appears by the photo blankets as well.
Here is another shot of the outside. I think I would love to have a poster that big. Maybe one of my books and it could fly from the porch.
Here is a shot inside the mysterious tent. The first thing you should notice there are no photographs allowed. (Oh sir, I didn’t see the sign or signs.) Notice also the parrots. They are live and were yelling “no photos,” as I was setting up the shot. The third thing to notice is the tourist (yes, there is one) dressed in the blue shirt with a depiction of cocktails on the back. In case you miss the subtlety the word “cocktails” is stitched above them
Here is the granddaddy of all photo ops. Imagine yourself inside the shark’s mouth. Don’t forget to look horrified so that folks back home will be fooled into thinking you are in the mouth of a shark.
I love this little sidewalk painting. This shows you where to put your feet to get the best shot of……
These two old fisherman. I did stand where I was told by the street painting and by gumbo I got the best shot.
Thanks, for joining me on this little walk around the neighborhood.