"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Practically UnDead (Part 2)

Well, as promised, we're back again with the conclusion of  2011's Expedition of the UnDead - a foray into the world of 'Practical Magic'.  (Oooo.  Didn't that sound all professional?  I think someone ought to give me a Peanut for that one.)  Now, if you are just tuning in and haven't read Part 1 yet, then you better go on down the line and read that one first or you are bound to end up saying 'What the hay?'  Anyway, onward and upward!

When last we saw our hero, he had just found the site of Sally's shop on Main street.  So, 'Destination 4' is the Ursula building where Officer Hallet (Aidan Quinn) stays when he comes to investigate the disappearance of Nicole Kidman's former boyfriend.

This one proved a bit of a challenge since absolutely nothing seemed to be the same.  However, our little tribe managed to find the Ursula building because of the big sign on the top that said, well, 'Ursula'.  Duh.

As you can see, the front door is completely different and the big picket-type fence is no longer present.  And  just where exactly is that UnderSized UnOffed?

Ah, there he is.  If you ask me, I think he's smelling that old sailor-guy's armpit.  Now I don't want to point any fingers, but the goatmother walked off and left The Little UnDead again at this point.  Come to think of it, there might have been a reason.  I mean who wants to hang out with somebody who goes around smelling old sailors' armpits?  Anyway, they finally set off for 'Destination 5'.

In this scene, Sally is seen running home.  This was the most fun one to find because the group got to walk (or fly) up a small bluff with the wharf in the background.

That stupid disembodied hand got into the act on this one.  In it's defense, though, The Little Non-Lifer got so excited when they found the spot, that someone had to keep him from flying out of control.

Anyway, that was the end of the 'Destinations' - well for the movie anyway.  If you've never seen the movie, 'Practical Magic', then you should.  And if you've never been to Coupeville, well, you ought to do that too.  It's a pretty magical place.

But we're not quite done.  Nope.  Our intrepid band of travelers had one more stop to make.  Now, anyone that knows the Little UnDead knows that, well, he has a penchant for the red liquid.  No.  I am not referring to blood, although I can see why you would think that.  No, our little friend has a fondness for the fruit of the vine.  Let me be clear here.  I am not talking about grapes, but what grapes make.

With that in mind, it became necessary to make one last stop to visit one of the goatmother and the goatfather's favorite wineries.  Blooms Winery, in Freeland, is home to a Double Gold  award winning wine named 'Poetry', and some other pretty awesome wines as well.   They just happened to be doing a crush that day.  Of course The Diminutive DeadGuy had to get in on the act.

They were crushing Syrah, and our hero was able to get up close and personal with some of those luscious grapes.

Just look at that sappy grin.  Oy.

So, my friends, that brings us to the close of this year's Trip of the Light Fanatic.  There's just one more photo to leave you with.  It is one of those pictures worth a thousand words.  Maybe even a few more than that.



J (slightly evil) said...

Great closing sentiment and much truth to it. Thank you, Marigold, for the wonderful town tour and pictures. Without the zoom-ins, I am never able to see the green dude. Is it just me?

Any chance you could send some wine? The grapes look juicy!

Kelly said...

Thanks for taking us along. My favorite winery is Flag Hill Winery in New Hampshire. If the little undead guy would like to take a trip to Portsmouth, NH and the cemetary there let me know. We could arrange something. Happy travels.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed the two posts, even though I've never seen the film. I'll have to watch it sometime. Is it really scary? I don't do really scary....

Marigold said...

Dear Claire,
It isn't scary. We don't do scary either. Enough of that in the world. :)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

""Normal is not a virtue...it rather denotes a lack of courage."
~Practical Magic

Thanks so much for this magical journey!