Impulse Pic Earns Jennifer $500 Grand Prize in Shoot for the Stars!

A headless man puts his head down in the sand. A young girl continues to play, unfazed. Meanwhile, a single seagull stares from the background as if thinking, “Those humans a crazy bunch.”

The planets seemed to align for member Jennifer S. while visiting Virginia Beach. She and her husband go to Virginia Beach every other year, a relaxing getaway just a few hours away from their home. It just so happened that her son and his family were there, so they met up for a day at the beach where the magic happened.

The best part about this picture isn’t the crazy scene. It’s that it wasn’t staged. Her son and granddaughter were just being themselves.

“He acts crazy a lot and I was taking pictures while he was out there,” Jennifer said. “I wasn’t trying to catch anything – that just came out. His daughter takes it all in stride. She’s used to him doing that kind of stuff.”

She should thank them because it was that kind of stuff that won her the Wild and Wacky category.

“This is the first time I’ve ever won anything for my photos, which I do like to share with people,” Jennifer said. “I think they’re good sometimes, but other people have other opinions, so I was happy to get this.”

At  one the Caribbean ports we visited, the owner of this monkey was washing it's butt at a spiket.  April 2006

Jennifer’s second entry into our Shoot for the Stars contest gave us a laugh as well: “At one the Caribbean ports we visited, the owner of this monkey was washing it’s butt at a spigot.”

As useful as camera phones are these days, Jennifer prefers to use cameras. Now that she’s won a $500 gift certificate for any Global Connections product or service, the purchase proved to be an investment of sorts.

“My husband made the comment, ‘Well, I guess the camera finally paid for itself,’” she laughed.

Jennifer would like to use the prize to take another cruise, their 17th to be exact. Since a Global Discovery Vacations travel club membership includes access to our full-service travel agency, plus the Cruise Exchange program, we think she’ll get her wish!

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.