Day 6 Jan 11
Jekyll island is not the only island near us – there is a pocket of paradise that includes several other islands that is inclusively called the Golden Isles. Today we ventured off Jekyll island and over to St. Simons Island.
First, though, we delayed breakfast and had a late-morning brunch: hamburger gravy on toast with a fried egg on top! Then we were up and over the bridge to leave Jekyll . . . and up and over another bridge to arrive on St. Simons.
Jekyll Island has limited its development to preserve the wildlife and natural habitats. St. Simons Island is a true town, with all the shopping and amenities that go along with that. In fact, it was rated by USA Today as “Best Coastal Small Town”.
We walked and gawked for three hours, in bright sunshine and 55 degree temps. Our ramble included the shopping district, several beaches, the lighthouse, resort hotels, and the National Fort Frederica National Monument – closed due to the government shut-down!
Arriving back at our campsite by 4:00, we enjoyed sitting outside to the music of our neighbor’s jam session. I loved his slowed-down arrangement of “Watermelon Crawl” and “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Come Off.” We also noted that a large motor-home with 6 guys moved in next door; shortly they had two new golf carts delivered to their site.
Dinner tonight (I forgot to say we went out to eat Mexican last night!) is shrimp on the grill. We're going to have to make another run to Poteets Fish Market . . . soon!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2018 25' Airstream Serenity with Salsa interior and front twin beds., and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown