Had my feet in the Gulf when I took this photo. The house is kind of remote. No condos. No high rises. About 10 miles from town. I plan to get lots of whittlin done. I have an Arts Festival when I return home, and need to have some Noah's Arks and the whittled animal pairs. Am taking 40 pairs of animals (blanks/cut-outs) to carve. I'll do lots of Santa's, Gnomes, and anything else that strikes my fancy. Course I'll have my camera, and I'll get some pictures to post up.
Here's one photo, as a preview. While I said that the beach house was kinda remote, it's not all by itself down there. About 1/4 mile down the road is the Indian Pass Raw Bar. This is one of the best places for fresh shrimp and oysters there is. This is a local hangout, and really laid back. The cold beer is on the honor system, and the main menu is steamed shrimp and oysters, and a seafood gumbo. You'll find me there at about 3PM every day, sippin some cold beer and tastin some steamed shrimp. Oh! and of course whittlin.
I got three more days to get stuff together. This is what I have so far that's ready to go. It's probably enough, but I am sure I'll squeeze more wood in.
I am looking forward to this time, and have plans to assemble some more step-by-step postings, for the beginner and intermediate whittler.