Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Prettiest Dump EVER

A few weeks back (alright maybe it was a couple months back already) Grandy and her family took a trip along the coast with some friends. I thought it was time to finally load some pics from my camera and show you one of our stops.

We stopped at Glass Beach.

Glass Beach used to be a landfill. I don't recall what happened or how it happened (it was a blah blah blah thing) but the glass was broken down and the entire beach is made of glass.


People come from all over come and pick out beautiful pieces of glass of all shapes and sizes. It's not good to keep the glass, although some people were filling JARS. Really? If everyone did that, then there truly would be none left eventually.

Some people come to see the local creatures. They come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the McCracken.


Oh stop...Really, that's the Grandy Hubby's rear...He never reads my blog so he doesn't know that I just posted his cute hiney on my blog. Scroll down now...nothing to see here.... really.

Actually, there will be a special place for me in Hell for me someday, simply based on the fact that I was trying to catch a picture of a real McCracken. It was B.A.D. and so was I. He showed crack even before he bent over.

Wait...what's this? A native exhibiting signs of lunacy by donning the tribal glass beads.

There's a rare picture of Grandy, sitting next to her dear friend "E". Dang it girl...you need to look at the camera next time. She was also enthralled with all the glass around.


For the record, we didn't keep any of the glass...we just enjoyed finding all the colors. It's kind of like a different kind of treasure hunt. It truly was a treasure hunt day because the small town nearby even had a Starbucks. See my little java there?

GOOD TIMES!!!

26 comments:

Joyce-Anne said...

Am I the first to comment again? Wow! Anyway, as you probably know, I'm addicted to your blog. Seriously, you are an enjoyable read. I know, admitting is to first step to getting better. ;-) lol Anyway, I liked seeing the pretty colors of the glass, my two older children (5 and 7) would love that beach.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Beach glass is beautiful, but you're right--what if everyone took a jar home with them?

April said...

Holy crap I must be pyschic. Or just super-attuned to my Starbucks. Before I even finished reading your post, I saw that list pic and thought "Mmmm....Starbucks" LOL.
Great pics! The glass is so pretty!

April said...

der, April...that should be PSYCHIC not "pyschic". I really can spell. I swear. I just can't type.

chris said...

Love the new site...Beach glass? never been in one...Looks like you guys had fun.

Mike Golch said...

Grandy, Great photos. Thanks you for stopping by my blog today is the first time since Sunday afternoon That I can go visiting.Ike took out a lot of peoples pwere ans I just got mine back today.there are folks here that will not get their power back until Friday,I ask that every on keep them in their prayers as well as all those who were affected by IKE

The Fitness Diva said...

Sounds like a fun afternoon.

I used to try to make stained glass knick knacks, and would probably would have been thrilled to my toes to be there picking out all the prettiest little glass pieces...

Suzanne said...

Oooh, I love beach glass! That sounds like a great day of beach combing.

mysecondjournal said...

pretty... I'd like to see a glass beach.. I like beaches.. w/ water.. MP need beach and water NOW.. I have to wait until June :-(

Vixen said...

What an amazing beach. The glass looks terrific. Too bad you didn't get a shot of the real McCracken (it's okay we can visit each other in Hell, LMAO).

Nice to put a face with the name too!

Liza said...

hey grandy!

you might have received this sometime in the past but i still want to pass it on to you. please grab it when you have free time.

http://mlizcochico.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-heart-your-blog.html

cheers

xup said...

Why, I had no idea YOU were so gole dang purdy!! Nevermind the dump. Put you in a dress and a tiara and you’d surely look like a princess. Thanks for posting this, it’s nice to put a face to all the brilliancy.

onthecurb said...

Prettiest dump...you know what I was expecting to see. "Her dumps are pretty? Well, this should be interesting." Figured you dumped roses. ;-)

Love the photos. Yes, you are easy on the eyes, Miss Cutey Patooty.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I've already commented here, but I had to say, "nice Slow Cook Thursday." And a lovely pic!

Sandy C. said...

Iced Starcrack...I knew I loved you :)

What a cool beach! I've never heard of it before. I can see why people are tempted to take some of it home, but like you, I probably wouldn't.

LOVE your pic ;)

Agent K said...

I hopped over from your Slow Cook thag at Mrs. G's. Very nicely done!

I love, love the beach....Must come see The Prettiest Dump in person someday.

Grandy said...

Joyce-Anne~ Yeah...you are the first. You're too cute! You usually are if I schedule it for butt-crack of dawn post. ;)

Jenn~ I know...then not enough for others to appreciate.

April~ It's ok to be pyschic AND psychic. :D

Chris~ We did indeed.

Mike~ I'm glad to know you and yours appear to be alright.

Grandy said...

Fitness Diva~ Oh yeah you would still be there now. :)

Suzanne~ It was! Do you have glass beaches in Florida?

MP~ NEXT JUNE????

Vixen~ Hey...you can belly up to the bar with me down there.

Liza~ I'm on my way to check it out. Thanks so much for thinking of me!!

Xup~ ::blushing:: Awwww SHUCKS!!

Grandy said...

Dee~ LOL!!! I talk about poo...but only you would think I would rate my own dump. I LOVE YOU!!

Jenn~ She CHEATED!! She posted it early...while I was working on my dedication to her.

Sandy~ Make mine a "skinny" iced starcrack. ;)

Agent K~ Thanks so much for your kind words AND for stopping by!!

phd in yogurtry said...

My daughter would LOVE Glass Beach. I wish I could whisk her up there this weekend.

Travis said...

I never heard of a glass beach. I can't imagine taking the glass though. Wouldn't that defeat the original purpose of recycling it?

Grandy said...

phd~ Bring your daughter on by. :)

Travis~ I'm not sure it was originally "recycled".

Mrs. F said...

My Mom would have been in hog heaven there thinking of all the crafty things she can do with that glass. Remind me to never take her there!!!

Grandy said...

Mrs. F~ She would have been there with a big jar, huh?

Rob-O said...

OOOOOh the COLORS! Hey, where iz dat place anywhooo?

Grandy said...

Rob-O~ Good to see ya my friend (kinda). This place is on the coast up by Ft. Bragg.