If you’ve been to The Mucky Duck this year, you might have had Jesse help you find a parking place…. and do a little shell magic for your kids too. He has a magic hat he said was given to him by a mermaid who gave him the power to make shells appear and disappear when he wears it. So now he treats customers and kids with a little magic and gives them a shell to take home with them. How sweet, huh?
So, one day I asked Jesse to show me the kinds of shells he was giving to the kids. He opened his shell bag (you’ll get a kick out this too) and showed me all of these shells from the Philippines or somewhere else…..no local shells. Whaaaat? Well, we fixed that…… he now gives the kids LOCAL shells that were found on one our local beaches. I’m sure that mermaid is much happier now too, right?
Do you think the mermaid made this magical maze on Algier’s beach too?
Well Pam, You know what they say about mermaids – Not enough woman to love – too much fish to fry.. :)
I love Jesse’s mermaid story and he looks so handsome in his hat. Now that he has the right shells to share, I just know that mermaid is swimming in the Gulf with a big smile and is sending out a big thank you, Pam!
That maze is quite something. I would have liked to see and walk it. I glad you set Jesse on the right track…Phillipino shells…his beach right there has all he needs to entertain and ‘wow’ the kids. Have a great day everyone!
Sorry to miss Jesse when we had lunch at the Mucky Duck a couple of weeks ago, but happy to report our meal was fabulous, it’s a must if you are planning a trip to the island!
We will be in the Sanibel Island for the very first time.
I will be there August 7th – 14th, and I am so looking forward to this trip.
I am looking forward to shelling, and maybe I might even run into a few of you.
If any of you have any must see and things to do in the Sanibel area, please let me know. I would hate to be so close and miss out on something really special.
Thank You, I will ad the Mucky Duck to our list.
I showed my sister-in-law your worm mirror and she wanted to know if they were painted white or bleached white? Whatever it is an outstanding piece of shell art!
Thank you so much! We found most of those worm shells on the beach already bleached out. I had to put some in a bleach/water bath to clean them up a bit but none have been painted. I’ve thought about painting them crazy colors but I just love the natural color too much.
We’ll be adding MD to our things to do next trip also,that’s really sweet what Jesse does. I hope he is there when we go :)
To heck with Filipino shells… I want a Jesse! ;-)
Oh, please never paint your worm shells; they’re just too cool as is! I asked once before, but I can’t remember your recommendation or what blog post I asked on… what type of glue do you use when hot glue isn’t an option? Thanks!
I use indoor/outdoor clear silicone on some projects or E3000 glue. I like the silicone because it dries so quickly and I can move on.