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Tybee Island Emergency Siren February 2013

February 27, 2013

My husband and I were brutally startled to a half way awakeness about 6:15 am Tuesday morning, February 26 while on a beach vacation. I grabbed my eye glasses and stumbled to the living room. I pressed my face and both hands against the sliding glass door that looks out onto the ocean, I MUST HAVE LOOKED LIKE GARFIELD PRESSED AGAINIST THE WINDOW!! I tried to adjust my sleepy eyes as I peered out hard into the early morning dusk. I yelled back to Don as he was still stumbling toward the front of the rental house, "Don, come look at the ocean! Are we having a tsunami?' That is the only thought that ran through my head as the ear piercing sirens continued to blast. The ocean looked like normal storm waves; no tsunami. YEAH!

Don opened the side door and looked out as I opened the sliding glass door and stepped onto the balcony. The siren blasted again, only this time a verbal warning was issued "Tornado warning. Take shelter!"

WHAT?? WHAT!!! These thoughts ran through my groggy head.

I joined my husband at the side door. Our neighbor on the 1st floor unit came out and said "What did they say?"  My husband repeated the warning. We all looked around the sky. The sirens and warnings continued. After a few minutes, I told our neighbor "We may be hiding in your bathroom on the first floor!"  I do hope he left his door unlocked when he returned to his home.

My husband and I continued to monitor the sky and check local news for long time before we stretched back out on the bed and fell asleep.

This is the first time we have ever heard a tornado warning siren as we live in a rural area. The siren warning is very chilling and scary! It really makes you feel humble


Win a Kindle Fire HD

October 11, 2012
Enter the contest at Christian Fiction Book Review for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD. While you are there check out the book reviews!


Key West

September 25, 2011

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Lori, are enjoying Key West this week. Wish I was there to experience the beautiful clear blue waters and the sunsets at Mallory Square!

Angel Wings

September 24, 2011
Angel Wings can be found on an island in South Georgia.

No, not real angel wings.  Fragmented shells form variations of angel wing shaped shells. These shard shells can be used to create jewelry.


BEWARE!~ The Pirates are Coming!!

September 23, 2011

Grab your swords!  

Hide your treasures! 

The Pirates will be invading soon!

October 6 to 9, 2011   Tybee Island Pirate Festival


Ghostly Encounter at Beach House

September 23, 2011
Ok, the one person who has never had a paranormal experience and really did not believe in such, received quite an awakening one night on our family vacation at 1811 Chatham Ave., Tybee Island, in September 2011.  Yep, he was awakened by someone pulling on his arm. First he thought he was dreaming. Then it occurred again while he was awake. He then took a swing at the culprit and was surprised at the absence of physical body.  When one of my son's told me his experience, I was so excited! All I could think is "It's about time"!  For more on this Tybee Island haunting at

The bedroom where Donnie slept.

Photos of the House

Photos of our Tybee Island Adventures Sept 2011



Tybee Island Kayaking!

September 21, 2011

Our family vacation September 10 to 17, 2011 at Tybee Island, GA was so much fun!!  

On Thursday, September 15, my friend Alisha Wise talked me into kayaking.  At 58, I kayaked for the first time! Yep, seems it took that many years to get the courage up!!!  I loved it!  Alisha  and I kayaked from Tybee Island to Little Tybee Island.  My son Donnie and Allen Wise made the trip after we girls returned.  

Little Tybee is uninhabited.  The only way to get to the island is swim, kite surf, paddle a surf board, or by boat. Our adventure included discovering the natural wildlife on the island.  This was the first time I saw clams in their natural setting.  A large crab was sneaking up on a bunch of little crabs, grabbing one, sliding back into the water, and eating the poor little baby crab. I did not know they were cannibals! The old trees in the salt water provide a picturesque resting place for pelicans which made an awesome site.  All four of us picked up some really cool shells to add to our collection.

Too bad I did not bring my camera. We were afraid I would flip the kayak, submerge myself, and all my belongings into the water!!  Next trip, I will double bag the camera in 2 to 3 double seal zip lock bags. This really keeps items dry as I discovered on a trek later that day.

Now, little of my environmental concern: it is a shame you have to pick up trash on an uninhabited island reserve.  I understand that the wind can whip hats and paper from our hands out into the ocean to wash up on land, but some of the items we found I feel was just inconsiderate litter. 

See more photos of our adventures at YouTube.

See the house we rented at 1811 Chatham Ave.








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