We are on vacation! My awesome husband Clark planned a big vacation for us along with our friends Jane and John (Johnny Angel) to celebrate a BIG birthday for me! Im not gonna tell you how old I am but I hope we find 50 QUEEN CONCHS…
and 50 SAND DOLLARS…
or explore 50 miles of shell collecting…
and collect 50 wonderful island memories…
Wanna know where we were??? I’ll post lots of photos of seashells we collected and the location we found them in just a few days. I wish you could have been here with us because the beach combing was awesome and I know you would appreciate how gorgeous the beaches are. I can’t wait to show you!
Have lots of shellibations.
Enjoy your vacation….times 50!
Happy Birthday and enjoy your vacation! Can’t wait to see pics of it and the seashells!!!!!!
Enjoy your time away for your “50” shellibration…You do so much to keep us updated on Sanibel, now you deserve some fun time for you and your sweet hubby…
Happy Birthday Pam! Where is your vacation spot?
Have a shelltacular birthday!
Happy Birthday Pam…hope you have a shell of a good time…
Happy happy birthday Pam!
Happy birthday! I just turned 50 too, we’re practically twins! Miss you and hope to to see you in the spring!
Happy Birthday, Pam! I am glad you and Clark are having such great fun……and, am looking forward to seeing more pictures of where you were and what you all found…….I am 69 and am so glad you and Clark are living your dream!
Lordy, lordy….our favorite shell guru might be 50?? Happy Birthday and have a great vacation!
Happy birthday pam! I’ve been looking into other places that have really good shelling, but had no luck. Obviously i missed this place haha
Happy Birthday Pam! Enjoy your trip and lots of shelling. Always look forward to getting I Love Shelling! from you.
Happy, happy birthday to dear Pam!!!
Sherri from MN
Sherri, Since you’re from MN, I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember Casey Jones and his birthday song. I always send to my sibs every year (I grew up in Mpls.). I wanted to “sing” to Pam, as well.
Happy happy birthday
to every girl and boy.
Hope this very special day
brings you lots of joy.
Hope this birthday presents
you get from Mom and Dad
will make this very special day
the best you ever had.
Happy Birthday, Pam!
Can’t wait to see more… and HAPPY birthday Pam!!!
Pam , where ever you have gone on your ” SPECIAL VACATION ” … enjoy it to the fullest !! It’s a must for all of us shelling addicts … vacation & sand go hand in hand !
No way…. you meant 30, didn’t you?
Happy birthday Pam! Wherever it is you went, that’s where I’m going next. So hurry up and tell us so I can make my reservations!
Happy Birthday and happy shelling! Enjoy!!
Just a warning to you; Queen Conchs are CITES listed and cannot be imported, I think there are issues about Helmet species as well. Odd, of course because Queen Conch is widely eaten across the Carribean and really aren’t currently endangered.
I brought 3 home from the Turks with no problem. They saw them when we went thru customs and no one said anything.
Have Fun and be safe….Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Pam! Hope you found lots of shells! I just turned 50 yesterday too! Can’t wait to hear about your vacation. The place may be next in my bucket list!
Happy 50th Pam! Sounds like a great way to celebrate a special birthday. We anxiously await the reveal of where you went.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY SHELLING!!!
And may the next 50 be just as amazing!
Was it the Bahamas?
Those conchs are the BEST!
Have a wonderful time Pam and a super happy birthday!
Happy Birthday! We hope that you enjoy your vacation!
Oh Pam…it its so smart to own those zero numbered days. Grab and make ’em extra special.
I’m going to guess you’re in the Bahamas because Life has a good sense of humor, and the reason we’re in Sanibel is because we JUST got off a cruise to the Bahamas and I talked my hubby into making a quick jog here for the low tides.
The Queen Conchs are everywhere and the locals sell them for $5. They have dumps with thousands of emptys. Really quite shocking and sad. Considered a major food source. So no problem in the Bahamas. And you can always find your own.
Happy Hunting Smart Birthday Girl. You’re in the right place.
Did you, by chance, go to Eleuthera–the other seashell capitol of the world? The other thing I wanted to say is, if you are 50 then I must be 75, cause you sure don’t look 50! Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday, Pam! You lucky girl and Clark is certainly a lucky guy!
I always look forward to getting my beach and shelling fix from you no matter where you may venture to live our shellaholic dreams.
Happy Birthday and happy shelling. Only other place we have ever been where I found nice shells was in Barbados.
Can’t wait to see your find from your shellabration!
Happy BIG Birthday Pam! My 50th celebration lasted a month – I hope yours does too! It’s a wonderful milestone -one that deserves a special vacation! Three cheers to Clark for planning one for you. :) The suspense is killing me though – can’t wait to see where you are!
Happy Birthday Pam! You give me a wonderful gift all year long, the gift of shelling on Sanibel. Your photos and videos instantly transport me there. So generous of you to keep sharing. (Did you know few people in Nebraskaoz understand my shelling obsession?!)
Hope you have a wonderful vacation!
Happy birthday and what a lucky girl you are to have such fab husband. Enjoy your trip – I know it will be a great blog post when you get back! Big birthday hugs!!
Happy Birth Day Pam. So are you going to be gone for 50 days also. Lol
From the video, piggmy octopus hatching and rescue Lauren, the family will be down on the 23 rd of March for the week, they hope to run into you again on the isl.
Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND MANY MORE
From Northern Illinois
Happy birthday, Pam!! Can’t wait to find out where you went. I’m turning 50 in March & would LOVE a new shelling adventure to shellibrate!! Do they ride horses on the beach where you are?
Happy Birthday, Pam!! What a wonderful way to shellabrate! I’m thinking you must be on Eleuthera! Milk and hawkwing conchs everywhere, beautiful miniatures, helmets and queen conchs out in the water…it’s paradise!
Pam what fun my girlfriends. and I are having via your website !! We think Clark should create a website to match up all the SINGLE SHELLER FELLERS. with all the SINGLE SHELLER LADIES !! We love SANIBEL, but honestly, ARIZONA sure has slim pickens in the bachelor game…especially when we ladies just want to hop on a plane and get in some time on SANIBEL :)
Miss Charlotte Adams
and GF’s in ARIZONA
Happy Birthday Pam!!! Hope you find lots of shells!
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful time!! It is always fun to beach comb somewhere new. It looks like you are either somewhere in the Turks & Caicos or Bahamas!
Happy Birthday Pam, here’s to the next 50! I can’t wait to find out where you were. I agree it looks like paradise.
Happy birthday Pam!! All the best, have a great time with Clark!! :)
Shellibrate! Shellibrate! Dance to the music! My husband and I are toying with the idea of retiring overseas so we don’t have to wait 10 more years..I told him at lunch though it has to be somewhere with GREAT shelling. Hope the coming year is the best ever Birthday Girl!
Happy birthday, Pam! Have a lovely day and a wonderful shelling vacation… :-)
Happy Birthday, Pam!! My husband counted all the 50’s – you can’t be 200 – must be 25!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a wonderful year ahead!
My guess…. Um, the West Indies?
Happy birthday to you! Let’s see, from the way you look, it would be a stretch, but are you 40? I don’t know why you were talking about 50 Queen Conchs, etc. :)
Have a fabulous and relaxing time on vacation!
Happy Birthday to you..happy birthday to you…seriously Happy Birthday Dear Pam. Your spot looks so beautiful and I can’t wait to see lots and lots more!! Truly hope you are having a wonderful time!
Clark, you did good!! What a way to make a lady feel special indeed!!!
It looks so incredibly beautiful and you guys look so happy. Makes me smile too.
Happiest of Birthdays Pam! My dear, you can in no way be 50! It’s called 29 with years of EXPERIENCE!!! You are blessed with a wonderful man that takes you around the World! Enjoy this special trip!
Happy Birthday! Can’t wait to hear where you went! We are soon on our way south can’t WAIT to be there again :)
Hey that’s so cool: you got 50 messages!
Hope you have 50 times more fun than usual!
Happy 29th Pam!!
Happy Happy Birthday!! Can’t wait to see your treasures.
Eleuthera, you say?? Tell me more, my shelling friends…. :)
I went to Sanibel for a month to celebrate my 50th! I got to see and collect some of the bounty TS Debby left on the beaches. Enjoy your 50th and many more. Your posts bring me to the beach while I’m sitting under the moss-draped oaks of Louisiana.
Pam, Happy Bday, You need to organize a shell field trip like the museum does every year!!! I would be the first to sign up and judging from the Sanibel get together in Jan. you would have lots of takers.
Happy happy birthday to you…wonderful day and shelling for you and Clark…you deserve it for all your hard work and dedication to all the many fans of your website!,,home you may be in Australia on the wonderful beaches there..
Happy birthday, Pam! Bring back lots of lovelies from….Aruba? Caymans?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR “SHELLIN QUEEN” OH WHERE, OH WHERE CAN SHE BE????? YOU ARE NOT IN JUPITER OR I WOULD FIND YOU!!!!!!!
FIFTY IS NIFTY – ENJOY!!!!
happy B day Pam hope you and super sheller have a blast!!!
This is my first time responding. i have followed your site for years, LOVE IT!
I am a sheller from way back and passed a milestone birthday a year ago.
Is that an angular triton i see? Can’t wait to hear your location!
Happy Birthday Pam! I went to Sanibel when I turned 50, oh.. I mean ill go to Sanibel when I turn 50, yeh that’s it. Lol
Have a great Vaca & shell-a-bration!! Enjoy all!!
East Granby. CT
I agree that your birthday should last for a month, or even, maybe, 50 days! Happy Happy Happy Birthday Pam.
My absolute favorite auntie’s name was Pam; it has always meant Good News to me :)
Happy Birthday! Hope you and Clark have a wonderful time where ever you are and get all the shells you want.
My husband Paul took me to Sanibel for the first time on my 50th BD and I’ve been hook ever since. Every shell I picked up I brought home. Came home with 10 lb of shells that year. I’ve since then been more selective my last 3 trips.
Pam, I just couldn’t neglect sending my birthday wish your way too. Everyone has said what I would have so.. ditto everything…..I must say that I certainly would NEVER have guessed your age was even close to 50, Sanibel must also be the “fountain of youth” Enjoy your trip…
Happy Birthday Pam. You are just a youngster! I know that I don’t need to remind you that tomorrow is a promise but today is a gift. Celebrate all year long. If the big 50 really bothers you you can do what my Mother always said she was going to do, add a year to your date of birth instead of your age. LOL
I’m guessing you are 25…………and you are wanting to double your pleasure, double your fun……………..Happy Birthday!!!
Happy, Happy Birthday Pam! Hope you are having an awesome time and got to check out the place we talked about. Looking forward to seeing the photos.
Happy Birthday! Maybe you’re in the Dominican?
Happy Shell Hunting!
Happy 28th birthday!