We started our vacation week by going to High Falls State Park by Jackson, GA. Jeremy and I had been before and always wanted to bring the pups to enjoy it. They loved it! It is a beautiful park with waterfalls, creeks, camping and walking trails. We took Remy and Bubba on the tails in the woods. It was a long walk, but it was great! We hope to make it there again before we move.
Over the weekend I watched a great show on Animal Planet called Mermaids: The Body Found. It was extremely interesting and full of information I had never heard before. Now that the show has aired, of course, all the reports on it are saying it is fake and that the scientists telling their stories are actors and everything that can be said to disprove it. I have never really given much thought to whether or not mermaids do exist or not, but now, I believe.
The documentary is the story of 2 scientists who first hand saw all the evidence they needed to prove that mermaids do in fact exist. Evidence that was all confiscated by the government.
As far back as 1997, the scientists picked up sounds in the sea that had never before been heard. In the recordings, you hear whales, dolphins, and “something” else. There has been several instances of the Navy testing sonar in the ocean and causing beaching of whales and dolphins. The Navy of course denies this, but is has been proven. In 2004 one such beaching occurred and two 14-year-old boys that lived nearby made it to the site before anyone else. They had their cell phone with them and recorded what they saw. In the video, you see at first a webbed hand. As the boys get closer, they see the mermaid body laying on the beach. They reported what they saw, and it was put on record. Not long after, the government was at their homes and convinced the boys that what they saw was not what they in fact saw, and the official report was changed to omit the part about seeing the body. The one thing they didn’t think about was the boys cell phone, which still held the video of what was on the beach that day.
This was not the only occurrence of people seeing such mermaids. Fisherman got concerned because they had began to catch fish in the middle of the ocean that would have spears in them. What was attempting to catch these fish, in the middle of the ocean?? One group of fishers went back with their cameras in hand. On one of their videos, you see “something” in their nets with an arm that reaches out and then the body jumps out of the net and back into the ocean. Mermaid? I think so!
The scientist had been doing more and more research to find what was really out there. There was another beaching in Africa in 2007. They went to investigate. At that time, a shark was caught nearby and they were called to the scene. They could not believe what they found. Inside the shark were parts of some sort of body. As they looked at the shark, they noticed a puncture wound around its mouth. There was a dagger from a stingray stuck inside the puncture wound. How did that get there?? They got all the parts out of the shark and began to study it and try to figure it out. Inside they found most of a body, including a part of a head, most of a hand, a tail-fin and pelvic type bone. Also they found a tool of some sort that had a hole in it. At first they didn’t know what to make of it. Until they remembered the stingray dagger that was in the shark. The dagger fit perfectly into that tool! It was made out of a stingray tail and stingray back bone, which was split to hold the tail as the dagger. Who made that?? Now all those spears made sense in all the fish found in the ocean! The government knew they were studying it, and they let them do so to get all the information they wanted. As soon as the scientist figured things out, the government showed up one day and took every bit of evidence they had. All except the sonar recording they had of the communication under the ocean. They were of course upset that they lost everything they had been working so hard on, but the recordings told it all. They were able to figure out that the mermaids were communicating with dolphins. They spoke to one another back and forth. This is the only time two different species have communicated together!! Dolphins have been known to help fisherman in other countries. The dolphins will gather fish to the shore for the fisherman to catch them, and in return the fisherman share the fish with the dolphins. Where did dolphins learn to do this??
The scientists were able to visit the boys who had witnessed the mermaid body and asked them to describe what it looked like. What they told them was exactly the same kind of markings on the head of the body they found in the shark.
Even in ancient times there were tales of mermaids. The evidence of that are carvings of mermaid-like creatures swimming alongside whales. They had not heard of these tales all those years ago, so what were their drawings of?? Something they had also seen??
There are many similarities in man and marine mammals:
webbing between fingers and toes (other primates don’t have this)
subcutaneous fat (insulating from cold water)
control over breath (humans can hold their breath up to 20 minutes, longer than any other terrestrial animal)
loss of body hair (hair creates drag in water)
instinctive ability to swim (human babies can swim)
It really was an excellent show with so much information that made it all real. Unfortunately, I have checked to see when it will be on again, and I don’t see it being aired again at all. Wonder why????
I know that I believe! As much as I love the water and love to swim, I may have been a mermaid in my past life!
Sunday evening Jeremy, Mike (his dad) and I went to Turner Field to watch the Braves play against the Washington National’s. I must admit, I am spoiled when it comes to going to baseball games! 2 seasons ago, Jeremy worked at the ball field at the 755 Club. It is a section of Turner Field that is located on the backside of the stadium where you have the option to watch the game outside or inside in the air conditioning. The inside has several tables and lounge areas with bars for drinking and tv’s all around displaying the ball game as well as other sporting events currently playing. You have to have a membership to get into the club since it is such a nice location and way to see the game. It is mostly your “higher income” people since it is pretty costly to have a membership. Being that Jeremy used to work for them, he is able to get reservations for us without a membership. The first time he took me up there and I didn’t have to watch the game out in the hot sun, I told him I was hooked!! For me, it is the best experience you can have at a ballgame. The food in the club is quite expensive, but well worth it.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the 755 Club during a Braves game, take advantage. I promise, you will love it!
This past weekend was the annual Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park here in Atlanta. It is 2 days of music, food and shopping. If you have never been to Piedmont Park, it is a beautiful park to visit on any day. It is also a very big park.
The stages for the jazz musicians are placed in the fields so that there is plenty of seating for all of the crowd.
As you first enter the park, all of the food vendors are lined up selling all varieties of food. They had one of my festival favorites, frozen chocolate covered bananas. Yummm!!!
Further down the park are all of the other different vendors selling artwork, handmade jewelry and clothing and other great finds. There was even a guy walking around selling baby turtles!!
We had a great time and I’m so glad we were able to take part in the festival one last time before leaving Atlanta!!
Jeremy and I finally got to go to the race Sunday that we have always wanted to, Talladega baby!!!! It was the best NASCAR experience we have had yet! It took almost 2 hours to arrive to Lincoln, Alabama where the super speedway is located. It had rained a little on the way to the track but had stopped by the time we arrived. You could not have asked for better weather!
Jeremy found the tickets online to purchase. 2 brothers, Tim and Scott, have lifetime tickets and hold another pair of seats for a couple that normally join them for the race. Lucky for us, the others could not make it this time so they put the tickets up for sale. From this sale, we made 8 new friends!! Jeremy had spoken with Tim and he had invited us to join them for tailgating (a redneck tradition at NASCAR) before the race began. We arrived just in time for the race almost (Jeremy is Never on time 🙂 ) so we missed the beginning festivities. We met up with the group at our seats. It was Tim, his girlfriend, Scott and his wife, Tracie, Tim and Scott’s other brother Nemo and the daughter of Tim’s lady. Tracie is a really nice, outgoing lady who brought along 2 more women she befriended a few rows below us! We all met up at their truck after the race for a while to let traffic die down. We had great food, music, talks and lots of laughter! (especially laughing at the 3 drunk men nearby wrestling!!)
We are so glad we got to make it to Talladega before we make this move to the other side of the country. We sure did enjoy it!!!!!
Go Jr #8 !!!!!!!!
Jeremy surprised me for my birthday a few years ago and took me to lunch at The Sundial Restaurant in downtown Atlanta. It is located on the 73rd floor of The Westin Hotel. All the tables are located by windows and the floor spins so you get views of every side of Atlanta! You can see all the way to Stone Mountain and even to Alabama! It is really expensive, but it is worth it! What an experience!!
A coworker introduced me to the most fabulous website a while back called Pinterest. I absolutely love this site! It is a collection of different photos under many categories, such as home, gardens, women’s apparel, pets, kids, photography, food and several more. You create your own boards to save whatever you like. You go through the section that interests you, and you pin it to your board. Get it, Pin your Interest, Pinterest! Clever, huh?!
You can follow other people’s boards and see what they saved and others can follow yours to see your stuff. I have several boards at this time. I have a home board that I save home decorating ideas, a growing garden board with tips for gardening. Another board is for recipes, one for clothes, good quotes, shoes and my favorite two boards are craft ideas and one I named Fab Things that is things that are, well, fab!!
This really takes the place of cutting out ideas and things from magazines and saving for a later date. I have several decorating and craft ideas cut out ready to be put into a book that I will no longer be making due to Pinterest!
Go to www.pinterest.com and check it out!! Or follow my pins, courTNey cundiff is my user name!