Saturday, July 13, 2013

ARRRRRRRrrrrrrr!! and Shiver me Timmmmmmmberrrrrrs!

This is sort of the Ventura Pirate version of the Watermelon festival of Monticello...  I have an old post about that melon fest, and Ms Moon probably has several, but I am too lazy to create links.


They call it Pirates Day at the Ventura Harbor!  Our boy Harley, along with the rest of the town, was bopping about the place saying things like "Shiver me timbers!"  "AAaaarrrrr!" and "Matey!"  Of course I was saying things like "scurvy creatures" and "fine wenches!"  The boy entered a costume contest hosted by none other than Captain Jack Sparrow look alike.  Pictured here...  (Not too bad, eh?  Each kid got a tiny card board treasure chest filled with little goodies including one free ride on the carousel.  

The day was foggy, but a nice temperature, as always.  We got an iced coffee and proceeded on to the treasure hunt.  Yes, a treasure hunt!  How fun is this?  The next few photos are clues and other piratey sights we encountered on our journey to the treasure.

Harley with Captain Morgan and Stella the Parrot, who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean!
                                                                        (For reals!)

Harley in full pirate regalia pre-contest

Harley flirting with a mermaid.  She really had shells on her boobies.  She was awesome!

A clue!

Some scurvy musicians playing a drinking song!  I sang and danced along.
The old guy playing the trashcan base was the best.

There is a video of Harley going down the big slide.  I cannot seem to get Blogger to load it, but as he is sliding down this very steep slide he's shouting "SHIVER ME TIIIIIMMMMBERRRRS!" It was very funny.  We thought he should get a bonus slide for that one!

Then of course he rode the carousel and we sort of had to let him have cotton candy, which by the way tastes like coconut oil these days.  ick!  


Fare thee well ya scurvies!! 





6 comments:

JoJo said...

Wow looks like a lot of fun!!! And shells on her boobs, that's pretty impressive!

Ms. Moon said...

I can't believe how tall that boy is. He makes a wonderful pirate!

Steph(anie) said...

How fun!

Ellen Baldwin said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

Is there some particular reason why it is Pirate themed?

Petit fleur said...

Jojo,

Yes, there were many impressive boobies displayed on that day. If you scroll up to the first picture and enlarge it, you will notice massive cleavage in the background!
xo

Ms Moon,
Yea, he's looking more tweenish by the day. Of course I thought of you when I saw the Mermaid. She was lovely.

Steph!
Thanks for stopping. It was fun! I may be taking a trip up your way in the next couple of weeks. I will be in touch about it. You do live north of us, right?

Ln,
It's just a tradition around here to love all things piratey and scurvy. I think maybe it has to do with the harbor having been a big part of the culture here. Thanks for stopping. It was a total blast! And I didn't even get to the pirate naming game... I'll tell you about that one on the phone if you remind me. xoxo

Steph(anie) said...

No, I'm well south of you, in the land of fire and hot heat.