More Houseboating Fun

After a day of fun on Easter Beach and a good night’s rest, they continued sailing around the island. It took the better part of a day to reach the eastern side of the island, where they passed the Village Point Lighthouse and sailed into the town of Whimsett Cove.

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Apparently Elvis was feeling lazy that morning and decided not to change out of his PJs. Well, at least not until he left the boat…

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He paused to look at the lighthouse a moment and made a note to visit there tomorrow, since he volunteers there (when he’s not on vacation!) and Lucas always enjoys the place.

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I had to build a quick pier so they’d have a place to park their houseboat. I’m calling it “Mermaid Pier” for now, to go along with the sign. I love that rope fence that came with Barnacle Bay, but it doesn’t match up properly with stair railings so I don’t use it around the stairways. But that means my Sims can just walk right up the hill and not use the stairs, just like at my other pier. Ah well!

I plan to build some better piers with smoother entryways (or whatever you call that part where the pier meets land!) after I take Matkooskee into CAW…which I’m putting off because it’s scary, and I’m having too much fun exploring IP. ;-P

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The trio walked up to Pearlie’s Market so Elvis could sell some of the fish he caught on the trip (which he pulled out of his back pocket, of course). Elvis asked Lucas to stay outside with Betsy and entertain her.

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They played a fun little game of tug-o-war. Betsy was elated, as always, to be back on land and not in that crowded houseboat where she has to walk backwards all of the time.

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Elvis made sure to bring her a treat for being such a good dog.

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He then bought a cup of organic coffee from the bakery/deli at the back of the store, as well as a brownie for Lucas (since kids can’t purchase items from the University Life barista bar, grumble grumble). The store clerk looked like she might be a little buzzed on caffeine herself.

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They sat outside and enjoyed their food and drink as the sun started to set. The place was hoppin’! Elvis tried to enjoy his coffee and ignore that “you’re-being-watched” feeling.

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Despite the crowd, they were able to enjoy the view of the moon rising over the sea.

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(I was worried that building a pier right there would mess up the nice view of the lighthouse, but I think it turned out OK!)

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15 thoughts on “More Houseboating Fun

  1. First things first: Where (oh where oh where) can I get the llama mod? I’m starting to wish I was in the Sims world just so I could bash Llama Head with a baseball bat (dear EA, llamas are NOT funny or cute [unless they're spitting at people, now that's funny]) This update was brilliant, the pictures looked wonderful, and I want to live in the lighthouse (suffering the Coffee Crazies, waiting for Ma to get back from the supermarket, ran out of coffee yesterday morning)!! And I didn’t know you could make the houseboats go zoomier! Oh, boy, there’s my Ma, no more coffee deprivation, Wheee!

    • Hi Scally! Glad you got your coffee! LOL. The mod I downloaded was the “No Mascot Intro Situation” mod by bluegenjutsu at Naughty Sims Asylum. You have to register to be able to access the thread and download the mod, but it’s worth it, as they have a TON of useful mods there!

      • Ta, muchly, off to check it out now :-) Sorry for the other post, my brain was short-circuiting ;-) Also, I now have Supernatural and Light Night thanks to a friend who doesn’t want them anymore, so those are getting transferred onto Porky, and hopefully they’ll work!

  2. The pics are awesome !!! My favourite is the first pic of the second page : when we see the two lighthouses ! And Betsy… so cute ! I love the expressions of the pet in Sims 3, always cute and sometimes funny ! One last thing to do : make disapear this Evil Llama boy who screw you this beautiful trip !

    • Thanks so much, Corblas! :) I love the expressions of pets in Sims 3 as well — they did a great job on them! LOL at the Evil Llama Boy! That’s a good phrase for him! (Although I think this llama mascot was a female, actually! Hehe)

  3. As usual your photos are beautiful! Uncle Elvis seems like the perfect uncle and they look like they had so much fun! You’re right though he might want to look into suncream :D

  4. What a wonderful story! Uncle Elvis has got to be the loveliest sim there is <3 <3 He is so cute with Lucas and my went all mushy-mushy when he tucked him in at the end of the story, and Betsy was lying there in bed too *tearyeyes*

    And wow, Jen, your pictures are just absolutely stunning *sigh* Matkooskee is so gorgeous and you always capture this wonderful feeling/atmosphere in your pictures!

    Loved this and uuuuuuuuuuuuuuurgh I must get Island Paradise now!!!!

    • Aww, thank you so much, Sara-love! You always leave such sweet comments! *hugs* I do love Matkooskee and am surprised I’m not tired of it yet! *lol* Johnnywr did a wonderful job on this world!

  5. AWWW!!! More houseboating! *happy dance*
    A new pier! The railing from Barnacle Bay is indeed perfect for piers! Aww… it’s so pretty! And that sweet Betsy’s face! OMG, Elvis and Lucas outside the Pearlie’s Market! And what a view! *sigh*
    Oh, how do you do it that your pictures are so stunning, so breathtaking???

    • *blush* Gee, thank you, Kate! :) I think the lighting mod I’m using really adds that special something extra to these pics!

  6. Aw what an awesome trip with plenty of gorgeous pictures to remember it by <3<3

    Hehe Uncle Elvis makes me want a boat that makes a foghorn noise too. Where I live we have a lot of 'péniches' and the tradition is that for big events, like Midnight countdown on New Year, they all go berserk with the boat/fog/thingie-horn. *sigh* Home sweet home!

    Squeeee Betsy makes the most adorable puppy face <3<3. Lol and everytime I see her I keep calling her Betsy Boop (- Boop Boop Dee Doo – ) *rolleyes-snort*
    Gosh I think I would be a meanie like Lucas just to see her make that super sweet face when she realizes he didn't throw the stick <3

    "Back on the boat for a good night’s sleep…Betsy looks at the aurora and wonders what the fram is happening."
    Lol !! First time she saw an aurora on a picture, my niece Loulou (6) said it was an Alien Cloud Invasion and her cousin Biby (10) exclaimed: Is E.T baaaaack ?!!!!
    No need to tell you how much they were disappointed by the 'real' explanation…. They still find auroras very pretty though :D

    Lol the "You're being watched feeling ! "

    Aw that last pic on page two is so …well picture perfect <3<3. The pier looks so very lovely, and wow what a Moon!!

    Oh I used the same rope fence in the island I'm building (love them) and for the stairs I build them on a not too sharp slope, delete the railing and use the rope fence along the stairs. It works pretty well. *nod-nod*

    Wow Betsy can jump ! She is so adorable <3.
    Oh *wave* SimMiniMe/Tasha ! What cute clothes she has…I just want the same in RL (of course I can totally fit in them ;P )…..and if she could let the cookies, that adorable Lucas will without a doubt give her, in one of the pockets…. ^^ *Yum*

    LOL Uncle Elvis going WOooOT WOooOt! and then crying over his tomatoes (okay that might be mean to laugh about that last one…..but LOL)

    Oh yeaaah ByeBye Llama! I used to love the mascots in the Sims2 but there they are just MMmp%#@*nmpmkm ( and remaining polite ;P! )

    Oooh new houseboat, guys, family, map……So much goooooodies …….Me and my cookies will stay tuned!!

    • Tedhi!!! You wrote a novella! *faint* So much fun to read! :-D Ooh, I bet it is fun on New Year’s Eve with all of that crazy foghorn noise! *lol* And how cool, I learned about péniches from Manu on our forum — they look so lovely!

      LOL at your nieces’ reactions to seeing an aurora! Great tip about the BB fence, to use that instead of a stair railing along a slope! Brilliant! *clap*

      Thanks for your comments, my dear! *hugs*