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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday Photo Hunt

I was helping Dad unpack after his vacation...I thought I'd nap on his jeans so he could not leave  me again!!



Today's word is 

picturesque, charming, sweet, old fashioned, old world, oddly picturesque

Mom saw lots of old fashioned and picturesque
things while she was on vacation.

The Chicamacomico (say that 3 times fast) Life
Saving Station was one of them.
It is pronounced chik-a-ma-COM-i-co
it is an Algonquin word meaning
land of sinking down sand.

 The back of the station faces the water.   The life saving
boats like this one were pushed down a ramp then carry 
just a few feet to the water.
The boat is the original 1910*
surfboat used to rescue the crew members from the Mirlo,
on August 16, 1918 during WWI
Click here to read about the daring resuce

In case you cannot read the caption on the photo is reads
"actual photo of some of the Mirlo crew survivors returning in Chicamacomico Surfboad
Number 1046, the very boat in front of you*, a 1910 original."

This old world Station was built in 1911 to replace the original 1874.

 It reminded mom of a building right off
a Swiss Mountain  top.  The carvings
at the peak of the roof are reindeer.
  At first glance mom thought they were snails..
mol mol mol she is dangerous when she thinks too hard.

Chicamacomico was the first station  in operation on North Carolina Shores in 1874.  29 were built about 6 to 7 miles apart
Today Chicamacomico is one of two original 1874 USLSS Stations in the Nation open to the public

The 1874  Station was replaced in 1911.
This historic site consist of a cookhouse, small boathouse, tractor shed and a 2 horse stable.  Two restored water tanks and this beehive water cistern
The 1874  Station was replaced in 1911.


  1. You got it right Madi. Looks like a great vacation time


  2. Hey Madi.
    Hope you have an awesome Scaturday.
    Love you Xxoo maddiethepug
    PS when you coming on vacation with us? Always room for one more! My mommy will get you sushi :)

  3. That looks like someplace our Mommy would love to explore. Thank you for sharing this with us. Sounds like the peeps had a pawsome time.
    >>Smoochies<< from your besties at Angel Prancer Pie.

  4. Madi, I think you are very smart to commandeer your male human's jeans!

  5. Oh that's interesting to discover such fabulous historic things with you! the house with the carvings looks a little like a house Santa would like :o) maybe he was there once?

  6. Hari OM
    What a QUAINT place!!! ... am glad you clarified the carvings Made... There I was thinking they were slugs... your mum and I have the same light connection it seems!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. That is so neat to learn about all that. I bet it was great fun to see it all.Great pictures.

  8. That building looks very Norse or Scandinavian. Thanks for sharing. Have a quaint day!

  9. Purrfect post for Quaint!!

    Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  10. Frankly Madi those do look more like snails than reindeer…what a neat outing to share with all of us. The surfboat looks so tiny to hold all those people. They were very brave.

  11. this is so beautiful and they do look like snails.. more than deer i think. what a place to visit. i love it. that is a pretty cool way to get the boat in the water.

  12. Those were long life saving boats, I counted at least 13 people! The Life Saving Stations on the west coast were a lot farther apart, about 30 miles! And I must say those are "stylized reindeer" on that building. LOL
    I bet a lot of these places you visited received a lot of rain lately!! Good thing you weren't there this week!!
    Hugs and Nose Taps,
    Kathy and Molly

  13. Those buildings are way cool are you are way pretty sweet Madi!

  14. great tips. Don't move from the jeans and put hairs on them. Cool pictures. Mom likes that stuff
    Lily & Edward

  15. Wow - what beautiful work on that antique building!

  16. Good idea holding down your Dad's jeans:) Hope it works. That Chicamacomico place is quite interesting to learn about. We are glad nobody thought to give us that for a name:)

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  17. The clothes are always good to lay on for some extra comfort.
    Those were some great photos your Mom took we enjoyed seeing them.

  18. Gweat fotos as always Madi.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  19. We are just imagining your Dad trying to go away on vacation without any trousers.
    Or wait, does he have more than one pair of jeans?
    Better check Madi.
    Toodle pip!

  20. What a beautiful place to visit. Big Sis, not that you are odd in any way, but I think you are quaint in a very lovely way!

    Ziggy your brudder Out!!

  21. Good idea Madi! Your Dad will have to stay now! Mum tried saying Chicamacomico and nearly did herself a mischief MOL. Looks like a great place to visit!! xxx

  22. The lifeboat station is very interesting - and quaint.

  23. I love laying on the guy's jeans too, Madi. ~Zoey

  24. Great photos and great idea to keep Dad home.

  25. Wowsers, your Mama and Dad saw some very cool things on their vacation!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  26. Another very interesting place Mom and Dad got to tour.


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