It always happens around this time of year - the high of Labor Day has worn off, and now you start your frantic search for where to get your Blackbeard on for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. ITLPD was started eleven years back by two friends, a few years later humorist Dave Barry picked up on the idea, since then it's gone international.
But if ye don't know where to drop your anchors this September 19th, the Washington Post has a roundup on some of the better places to set sail for-
- Hunt around for the man himself at Blackbeard's Lodge on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. There's a free ferry to Blackbeard's old hangout and at Teach's Hole you can get your hands on "over 1000 items that relate to piracy."
- If you're more into a commercial thing then let Mickey get your back at the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride, now with new and improved Johnny Depp - new characters and movie enhancements have been added to this classic ride. Afterward you and the fams can get right into the middle of the action at the Pirate's Dinner Adventure, there's meant to be lots of sword splay, action and vittles.
- Perhaps the appropriately planned (September 23rd) Portland Pirate Festival's the place for you this weekend - besides pirate music and souvenirs there'll be sword fights, cannon firings and plenty of reason to still talk like a pirate.
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