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[Jul. 17th, 2007|03:00 pm]
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Road trippin' with Ed and Hank (7)

Stone love...

Note: If y'all are gettin' sick of the sea, this should be the last post from the coast. Rating Warning: Full-frontal graphic insinuendo $$: The best things in life are still free. Disclaimer:  Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other. Comments: Always appreciated.

Everything else is here: http://myeyesaintblue.livejournal.com/10082.html

Stone love...


"Ya 'wake, Hank?"

"Yep. Ain't nothin' better 'n nappin' on the beach."

"This beach were a whole lot diff'rent than them other ones."

"Yeah... Not so many diff'rent kinds a critters... but still real purty."

"'N no one 'round neither."

"Know you like tha'."

"Sure do. How's yer hand feelin' ta day?"

"S' doin' a lot better. Hey, Ed...?"


"Ya havin' a good time? Ya wanna stick 'round on the coast fer a few more days or head off somewheres else?"

"Been havin' a real good time. Liked all tha' tidepoolin' a whole lot."

"Yeah. Tha' was amazin'. 'N them lighthouses were purty interestin' too. I liked them a whole lot."

"There's a big s'prise. Gotta tell ya, Hank... I got a l'il bored with 'em... kinda seems ta me if'n ya seen one ya seen 'em all."

"Think I better change the topic 'fore this leads somewheres I don' wanna go."

"Yeah, yeah... I get it... You seen a whole lotta dicks... 'n other than m' own... 'm person'lly acquainted only with yers... 'N yer 'fraid I'll get crazy jealous thinkin' 'bout it... Or maybe yer 'fraid tha' I'll start feelin' like I been deprived 'n tha' all a the sudden I'll go nuts 'n start chasin' after ev'ry fella I see..."

"Somethin' like tha'... But, jeez... I seen some... but I ain't seen tha' many..."

"Okay... Ya seen some other dicks."

"Tha's better. Am kinda 'fraid 'bout wha' ya said though... 'bout some day you wakin' up 'n maybe wantin' ta find out fer yerself if'n there's somethin' better out there."

"How 'bout if'n I do decide ta go boy-crazy I'll jus' let ya know in advance so's ya can help me pick out someone real good."

"Sounds fair 'nough."

"Okay then. Now... lemme guess... next yer gonna say how much ya liked them bridges too."

"Sure did like 'em... Lotta interestin' concrete work. Jus' sorry I didn' get some closer-up pictures..."


"'Course tha's on accounta you bein' too lazy to stop 'n get outta the truck."

"More like on accounta you not wantin' ta stop when ya were drivin'."

"Ya coulda stopped easy 'nough them times you were drivin'."

"Prefer ta blame you."

"There's 'nother big s'prise."

"'N I liked them big ol' trees a whole lot too."

"Yer jus' full a big s'prises ta day."

"Know damn well you liked them trees too."

"Didn' say I didn'. Them trees were amazin'. Ain't never seen nothin' like them 'fore."

"Me neither. 'N even though them Redwoods are the tallest... them Sequoias are s'posed ta be even bigger 'round."

"Cain't hardly believe tha'."

"Maybe we can get ta see them Sequoias next year... Maybe we could go off-season or somethin'?"

"Now tha' ya migh' convince me ta do. Off-season like ya said."

"Some other stuff on the way migh' be interestin' too."

"Yeah. I can just 'magine wha' ya got in mind. Still don' believe ya didn' know tha' one tree was there."

"Wha' tree?"

"Ya know damn well wha' tree."

"How the hell would I have known tha' tree was there? Ain't somethin' they'd put in most guidebooks. 'N we ain't got no guidebooks anyways."

"Was real embarrassin' when them girls came by."

"Women. 'N it ain't like they weren't laughin' 'n takin' pictures too."

"Yeah... They were laughin' their asses off at you puttin' yer hat in there fer scale... Specially after ya fell climbin' over tha' big ol' log tryin' ta get there."

"More like they were laughin' at tha' amazin' shade a red ya turned."

"Yeah. Guess they were laughin' at the both of us."

"'N tha' tree."

"Yep. Tha' was some tree."

"Definitely interestin'."

"Cain't argue with ya there."

"So... Ya wanna stay a couple more days or head on ta somewheres else?"

"Couple more days would be good. Not no longer though. All the damp 'n all the stuff growin' everywheres is startin' ta make me feel like tha' ol' house we saw."

"Think I see watcha mean... Y'are startin' ta look a l'il overgrown... 'N why're yer pockets all wet like tha'?"

"I went fer a walk while ya were sleepin'... Think I mighta found ya some a them rocks you were lookin' fer the other day."

"Ya did?"

"Yep. I think anyways... Nothin' too fancy. Mainly jus' plain ones... if'n they're even the righ' kind at all... 'N they prob'bly ain't..."

"S'okay if'n they ain't... Jus' thought it migh' be fun ta find one... tha' woman I were talkin' ta said they was real hard ta find this time a year. She'd been at tha' Agate Beach all week 'n only found a couple a plain ones... said winter's more the season fer huntin' fer 'em. After storms."

"Well... anyways... here..."

"Ed...? How'd ya...?"

"Got some in this here pocket too...'n got some in my jacket pockets... 'n my shirt pockets..."

"Jeez... Ya found all them jus' while I were nappin'?"


"Thanks, Ed."

"If'n ya wanna... we can go lookin' fer more... Didn' get a chance ta walk the whole beach 'fore my pockets got kinda full..."

"Nah...Don' need ta add no more to 'em... Think tha' there collection is perfect jus' the way it is. Wouldn't go addin' another rock to it."

"There were a whole lotta folks on tha' other beach lookin' fer rocks. Don' get why folks spend so much time lookin' fer rocks... Guess they're hopin' ta find somethin' worth somethin'... Somethin' real special-like."

"Guess so..."

"Yeah... well I don' think these ones are worth anythin'..."

"Yer wrong, Ed... Know fer a fact tha' each 'n ev'ry one a them rocks is real special-like. 'N I wouldn' trade none of 'em fer anythin'."

"Uh... Hank?"


"Think I migh' be feelin' a l'il a tha' boy-craziness comin' on."

"Too bad... seein' as there's jus' you 'n an old man on this here beach..."

"Don' see no old man anywheres. Alls I can see is the boy I fell heels over head fer. Up on some mountain it was."

"Jeez, Ed..."

"Ya wanna head back ta the truck? See if'n we can find somewheres secluded-like ta park..."

"'S real secluded righ' here."

"I dunno, Hank..."

"C'mon, Ed... Ain't no one else 'round. There's only one way down ta this here beach from the road 'n there ain't no sign fer it. 'N we can see all the way down there from here... If'n we see anyone we'd have plenty a warnin' 'fore they'd see wha' we was up to. Plenty a rocks fer cover too... 'N plenty a soft sand..."

"Guess it migh' be a sight better 'n the truck... C'mere, Hank..."







"Think I misspoke before... Said nappin' was the best thing ta do on the beach. Tha' was definitely a helluva lot better 'n nappin'."




"Wha's wrong, Ed?"


"I can tell somethin's wrong..."

"Ain't nothin'..."

"Would ya jus' tell me already?"

"Ain't nothin'... It's jus' tha'... I... uh... I got me some sand 'n some... uh... unexpected places..."


"Quit laughin', Hank. It ain't funny. Knew I shouldna told ya..."

"Aw c'mon, Ed... ya gotta admit... tha's purty funny."

"It ain't funny."

"'S a l'il funny."

"Okay... Maybe 's a l'il funny..."

"Love ya dumbass."

"Love you too, dumbass... Ain't real crazy 'bout sand though."


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[User Picture]From: lalaynia
2007-07-17 11:30 pm (UTC)
"Ya coulda stopped easy 'nough them times you were drivin'."

"Prefer ta blame you."

"There's 'nother big s'prise."

Hehehe! Them's my boys!
The tree with the hat "fer scale"- ROTF! Hank, I know what's on YOUR mind!
Ed, watch out for the sand. Or better yet, bring a blanket next time.

Good to hear from ya! I liked the pictures, too!

Y'all drive safely now. 'N have fun!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-18 12:22 am (UTC)
Hey there!
Glad it made you laugh! Hank couldn't believe it when he came across that old tree. (And they did have a blanket on that beach - they just got a little too carried away...)

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From: ellenlj
2007-07-18 01:50 am (UTC)

no old men here

sweet and hot and funny

just the way i like them


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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 02:29 am (UTC)

Re: no old men here

That's how Hank likes Ed too... sweet and hot and funny.

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: not_hathor
2007-07-18 03:09 am (UTC)
That certainly *was* an interesting tree!

I was thinking of you all this past weekend while camping in Minnesota.... real nice outhouses, 'though not nearly as picturesque as the one Hank and Ed found a while back!

Seeing as the guys are fond of bridges, you might be interested in hearing that our new one finally opened. Makes it a lot easier and faster to get to the ER and the Mall, and the Camping supply store... of course, if it keeps raining like the past two days, we're gonna need boats to get from here to there.

Y'all drive careful....

Lotsa love to Blue, Ed, & Hank!

-Mary & Bel

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 02:35 am (UTC)
Hope you had fun camping! (Hope that rain wasn't falling while you were camping.) Good to hear that there were nice outhouses. Ed and Hank have come across a couple of other 'loos with views' along the way. :)

Congrats on the bridge opening! It's really important to be able to get to that camping supply store (And the ER too, of course...)

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[User Picture]From: bbm_citygirl
2007-07-18 04:46 am (UTC)

And LOL at that tree! Good lord!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 02:36 am (UTC)
Good lord, indeed.

Glad it made you laugh!
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[User Picture]From: jennydcf
2007-07-18 05:45 am (UTC)

That tree should definitely be in the guidebooks

When I saw that picture, I looked like Jake at the BAFTAs, only a lot less photogenic. And then, of course, I laughed until it hurt. Trust Hank to find that one.:-)

Loved Ed and the rocks he collected for Hank--not to mention saying that all he could see was the boy he fell in love with. I tell ya, he's a sneaky one. He does seem to be unlucky during these outdoor frolics, though--there was the poison ivy, and now the sand. Good thing the sex is worth the consequences. And that Ed has a real good sense of humor.:-)

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 02:57 am (UTC)

Re: That tree should definitely be in the guidebooks

Glad the tree made you laugh! Hank really couldn't believe his eyes when he first spied it. (Hank forgot, but he'll include the location of it in a later post. The directions to it aren't very complicated and it's easy to find.)

And yeah, Ed definitely has a history of being the unlucky one during their outdoor frolicking... And it's very lucky for Hank that Ed does have a good sense of humor.

(Oddly enough, Hank is generally the more accident prone one around the ranch and Ed is everywhere else.)
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From: ankara28
2007-07-18 08:54 am (UTC)
I can never,ever get enough of Ed and Hank. How do you do it. Do you find the pictures and then let Ed and Hank tell the Story, or do you write the story and they provide the pictures.Ether way it is fantastic. When I dye I want to go
to Story-land and meet Ed and Hank. Love them to pieces and
There Creator.That Tree should be in national geographic.
Thank you and thank Ed and Hank
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 03:19 am (UTC)
Thanks! So glad to hear that you're enjoying Ed and Hank!

As for the pictures, sometimes Hank takes the pictures first and then uses them later to illustrate whatever conversation he and Ed are having (Like the pictures of lighthouses, trees and bridges in this post. Hank's always taking pictures of anything like that that he finds 'interestin''). And sometimes he's taking them at the same time or nearly the same time that the conversation is happening. (Like the beach pictures) and sometimes he takes the pictures later to fit what the conversation was. (Like the pictures of the stones. Ed had put the all those stones on a big rock next to Hank and then he and Hank got all... uh... distracted, and Hank didn't take a picture of the stones. So when they got back to their campsite later Hank dumped them all out onto the picnic table and took the pictures then.)

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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2007-07-18 02:29 pm (UTC)

Sand, Sand everywhere love it

The pictures are wonderful and amazing. Pat and I are leaving on Sunday for our two week jaunt around the East Coast hope we find as many interesting things as you two have. That tree well it was really something to think on for awhile and the sand on the beach, well I know that feeling all two well it seems like it takes weeks to get out of all of those spots but well the memories are great. Beach glass is fun we do a lot of that here in Erie also with the great lakes and all the shipwrecks off of our border we get a lot of cool glass to do things with. Did you know we have more shipwrecks off of our shores then the Bermuda Triangle. Oh well have fun and keep on looking for interesting things and yeah boys are fun but love is grander. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 03:27 am (UTC)

Re: Sand, Sand everywhere love it

Hey Joe,
Hope you and Pat have a great trip! Can't wait to hear about the interesting things you might come across. Hank has always wanted to go to the East Coast too, but doubts he could ever get Ed there. But then again, Hank never thought he'd get Ed to any coast at all...

I've heard that Lake Superior is known for causing/having a lot of shipwrecks, but I didn't know that about Lake Erie. That's really interesting (In a totally different way than Hank usually means 'interesting'.)
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From: cwby30
2007-07-18 06:32 pm (UTC)

Road Trippin 7


Well, that was nice. Ed doesn't always say much, but when he does...
"Think I migh' be feelin' a l'il a tha' boy-craziness comin' on."

"Too bad... seein' as there's jus' you 'n an old man on this here beach..."

"Don' see no old man anywheres. Alls I can see is the boy I fell heels over head fer. Up on some mountain it was."

"Jeez, Ed..."

Ya, jeez, Ed!! Straight to the heart on that one. Good thing the women from the tree didn't happen upon that wildlife on the shore! Wouldn't that be some picture to show at the Garden Club luncheon back in Lansing Hollow!

Looks and sounds like a great trip, and I never get tired of the shore.

Thanks again.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 03:36 am (UTC)

Re: Road Trippin 7

LOL! Lansing Hollow, huh? That's all Ed would have needed is the women from the tree showing up on that beach. He probably would have ended their trip right then and there and headed back home. Hank's kind of surprised Ed's made it as long and as far as he has (so far).

And yeah, Hank can't imagine getting tired of the shore either.
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[User Picture]From: joycedavenport
2007-07-19 11:45 am (UTC)
Wow- didn't realise just how impressive that tree was until Hank put his hat in the picture for scale. Eyepoppin'(or should that be waterin'? ;-). I LOVE rock collecting - especially on the beach. Use to go agate and rose quartz hunting on the coast about an hour from where I live (Glasgow) and spent whole weekends at a special place in the hills nearby dong that and bird watching. Takes me back. Lovely update. Thanks.

Joyce x
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-07-20 04:05 am (UTC)
Hey there,

It was QUITE the impressive tree, wasn't it? Almost gave Hank a complex.

How wonderful to be able to live in a big city and have the coast only an hour from where you live. And Scotland is such a beautiful country. (Or so Hank has heard. He doesn't hold out too much hope that he'll get Ed there someday, but you never know...)

It turns out that Ed (who said he didn't understand rock collecting) has developed a real liking for it. Hank is hoping he'll be able to get Ed back to the coast next year 'cause he's had such a good time. Maybe they can learn more about rock collecting in the meantime. (They know absolutely nothing about it.)

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[User Picture]From: bcatjr
2008-07-29 01:33 am (UTC)
God, I love these two. Loved the pictures. Did you take them? And that tree!!! Woot!!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-07-30 06:34 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying Ed and Hank's adventures! Hank took most of the pictures, although every now and then Ed takes some too. (He took a couple of the bridge pictures to humor Hank.) That tree was in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park in California. Near the big "Big Tree" parking lot. But Ed and Hank somehow missed the lot and parked at a pullout a little further on also marked with a "Big Tree" sign. That real interestin' tree was on the left not too far down the path to the actual "Big Tree" the sign was referring to. Trust me, if you ever go, you can't miss it. :D
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