Sandcastle Days ’08

October 21, 2008

 People came from all over the world to see this amazing sandcastle exhibition.

 The making of the sign.

From glittery sandcastles made of real sand and baked to a crispy goodness  to tropically-themed cards, you could get it all at Sandcastle Days ’08.

The woodwork was exquisite. The fish in the top center is called a mahi-mahi, or dolphin, and is caught in these waters offshore.

 

 

This young man told me he just started making stuff out of tires til he came up with this idea, which blew me away. These planters were beautiful, colorful and rust-proof, which is what you need down on the coast with all the salt around. “What an excellent idea!” I told him.

The Jolly Roger crew is a wild, fun-lovin’ one.

 

 The cool part of going early is being able to see the works in progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Masters of the craft worked with kids to instill a love of the art in them.

 

 

 Many people showed up to watch the day’s festivities.

People stopped what they were doing to watch this huge monster head out to sea.

 EVERYBODY stopped what they were doing.

 Face painting was provided by Island Princess Face Painting.

 

 

 This is why we do it.

 

 

 So many little boys asked for green dragons that we ran out of green paint, so, of course, they wanted blue.

We took our mascot, Princess, and the kids LOVED her.

 A product of the public schools.

This was my favorite, ZZ Top.


Too cool

October 17, 2008

Sandcastle Days is back up on the other Todo Padre site. Seems everyone is going to want their favorite up in the top ten so the top 100 are just that – all equal in the top 100. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Cameron Diaz’s eyes are pretty, but the rest of her is gross. How long can you burp and fart and it be cute? What is beautiful to one person may not be beautiful to another so the list stays.