Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jekyll Island, GA

We're here!  Yea!!!! finally here for 10 days with nothing to do but relaxing our toes in the sand.  All four of us need this break.  We've come to Jekyll Island, Ga every year for the past 35 years.  I guess you would say it's a home away from home.
I love the smell of the salty air.

The island has a beautiful driftwood beach.  A fantastic place for seashells, driftwood and family photos.



Here are a few photos from the historic district referred to as the "Millionaire's Village."  It is named this because from the 1890's until the 1940's the island used to be owned by the wealthiest men in America...Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Pulitzer, Crane, Goodyear, and these are the homes they built to vacation in.  They have since been converted to upscale hotels and luxury restaurants for all of us to enjoy .






It's an amazing place and I'm glad we're finally here.  This is the hotel we eat lunch in every year...we think it's amazing that it's called Crane "cottage"!!  We love to sit out on this veranda and have a long afternoon lunch.



As you might guess from the photos, there are not a lot of people visiting the island.  It's very quiet and serene.

 The old Horton House, built in 1736, is in ruins now, but so neat to see.  The island has many historical sites like this one.





It is a small island with many sites.
 


My Boys getting us a drink so we can sit on the pier and listen to a band.  Wish it was the Beach Boys.  Have a great Hump day and I'll talk to you again on Friday.

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