I have been home from my island vacation now for over three weeks, and am beginning to suffer from island fever.

I need to feel the open air warm breezes. I need to hear the quick toot of a horn signaling you to go ahead and while the other driver yields. That is a nice island custom. I could go on and on with the reasons I miss the island.

Therefore this week, Gigi and I will take an emergency vacation to Jekyll Island, GA. We’ll take the RV and all the kids.

I have decided to introduce a new persona that I shall unveil today. I shall be known from now on vacations as Captain Stubble of the highway schooner yet unnamed.

I started looking around and thinking, I have a parrot, cannon (albeit a potato cannon), a conch horn, I love the Caribbean but don’t live there, and finally in lieu of a sailing vessel I have a highway schooner recreational vehicle.

I needed a name. Blackbeard was taken, so was Bluebeard. There is a Captain in St Croix named Bigbeard. Why all the names associated with whiskers?

I know, I’ll be Captain Stubble. In 48 hours I can be in character and I am only a shave away from becoming regular old Reggie again.

Our next adventure kids is the return to Jekyll Island. It involves an arduous journey through the narrow passages of I-26, past the port of Charleston, Savannah, and then we arrive on the island for 5 days. My trusty crew will accompany me, and my parrot will ride on my headrest.


Let me know if you come up with a good name for the highway vessel.


Michael said...

No name yet, but we'll think about it. Although, I'd like to apply for position of first mate when you're vacationing down here. I could be Mr. Scruffy.

And, again, we want pictures. We need a good picture of Capt. Stubble with Boscoe on his head.

Have fun kids!

Anonymous said...

How about "The Bloody Mary?" Pirate-ish and vacation-y all at the same time....

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Arrr matey...Mr. Scruffy it will be.

The Bloody Mary? Not bad. We will take it under advisement.

TerryC said...

Have you checked out this website for a name for your roadfaring ship?

It might give you some ideas.....

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Very cool Terry.

Michael said...

Hmmm, I'm going to need more particulars on the wessel, like color, length, manufacturer, model, home port (OK, I know this one), regular ports of call, any distinguishing features, etc.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

She’s 35 feet from end to end and 13 feet high. 8 feet wide at sea and she expands to 12 feet in port.

Home port is Midland and frequent ports at Jordon Lake, Southport and Jekyll Island.

Montana is the make and she is white fiberglass with tan trim.

By the way…how about we try a Skype video call Friday or Saturday from Jekyll?

I’m taking my conch and cannon with me too!

TerryC said...

Cool! Maybe your conch won't sound like a kazoo from there! ;)!!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

It didn't sound like a damn kazoo. It was so thunderous that the mic shook...and translated like a kazoo on the recording.

Michael said...

Apparently our server was so intimidated by Capt. Stubble that ye've been dropped from our Skype contact list. Ye'all will 'ave te re-initiate contact ta communicate wit us.