Travel Photo Friday: Jekyll Island

April 3, 2009

Last weekend marked an important milestone in our travels. It was our first trip without our kids. A romantic escape to beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. And what a perfect escape. We stayed at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel where we had a wonderful room complete with our own private porch and these views (they do offer a good military discount). Spent our first afternoon touring the historic district surrounding the hotel and had dinner at The Rah Bar where we peeled our own shrimp and crawfish while watching a storm move in over the marsh. Got up early to discover the overnight storms were gone and we had a sunny day ahead of us. Rented bikes and hit the paths that meander throughout the island. Rode through the marsh, past the ruins of an old house, under oak canopies, and along the beach. Stopping to admire the azaleas in full bloom, find a letterbox, take a walk on Driftwood Beach, and eat lunch on the water. Completed our afternoon with a trip to a delightful book store with a huge wraparound porch filled with wicker chairs waiting for readers. I wish we had discovered this coastal escape sooner because it is truly magical. We are already making plans to return with the kids so we can take part in one of the turtle walks and do a little camping.

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morninglight mama said...

We drove from MD to Jekyll Island, GA, back in 2006 when Red was only 2 months old. (Thankfully, we spent an overnight in VA, then an overnight in SC along the way!) I can't remember the name of the place that we stayed, but it was in some need of renovation-- let's just say that it doesn't matter if you call them Palmetto Bugs, they're still icky roaches when they're crawling all over your hotel room!! :)

The beach, though, was beautiful! Glad to know that you guys got a little time away!

Mom2Isabel said...

I just love the Jekyll Island Inn. We spent some of our honeymoon there. What an oasis.

Tisra said...

That is certainly on my travel list (then again, what isn't?!) Sounds heavenly and BIG congratulations on reaching this milestone together- having couple time is surely restorative... like stealing back the time you were apart!

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marina villatoro said...

hi, I've never been to Jekyll island. but i've heard sooooo many great things about it.
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Jen said...

This is a day's drive from me and we have never been. I will have to add this to our list. Thanks for sharing!

globalgal said...

This is why I have to get back to the US for travel one of these days. So many amazing places and I've seen so few!

Tara said...

Sounds lovely.

Dawn said...

Looks beautiful and relaxing... Happy you got a refreshing weekend!

Corinne said...

I've never even heard of it, but it looks amazing. YEAH for your first trip sans kids!!!

Dominique said...

Reading about this, then looking out my window at work to see all the wet snow, make me really wish I was there riding my bike and eating crawfish and shrimp!
Thanks for the virtual vacation.

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