Saturday, July 11, 2015

St. Simon's Island

We were so excited to be able to go to St. Simon's last month with our good friends and cousins, the Walden's. The kids were so ready and excited! We left after Adam got off work on Friday night and got to the condo around midnight. It was a cute house about a block or two from the beach. The kids all shared a room upstairs and we had our own little suite on the first floor. We brought the pack and play for Blue and he did fine in it. The next morning, we  went to the beach with way too much stuff! ha! Blue and Pate and Alabama all loved it! They dug in the sand and played in the water and had the best time! The Daddy's took the big kids to the sandbar and had quite the adventure swimming back! "Sir, do you need my noodle???!" We found seashells and they loved burying Uncle Wal in the sand. We found sand dollars and shells with some type of mussels inside.

That night, we went to Crab Daddy's and it was delicious!!! I had the shrimp pasta and so did Ashley...ha! I also had crab cake for an appetizer and it was very good. After we ate, we went to get ice cream and walked down to the pier. While we were there, we saw a tugboat bring back a captain who takes the ships through the channel.


The second day, we went to the beach, too. We left around 12 and went back to the house to get ready to meet Jeff and Brooke for lunch. We ate at Nacho's but had a little time in the car while we were waiting which was good because Blue took a good nap. I had the shrimp nacho's and they were so so good!!! After that, we all went to meet the Walden's at the Sea Turtle Center. I thought Clara would love it! When we got there, I was so happy to see my friend, Patty Bea! I got to meet her husband and two children who are so cute. Before we left, we watched them clean and check on the baby turtles who just hatched from their eggs. It was really neat! They were about the size of a quarter! We went back to St. Simon's to eat at Mullet Bay that night and it was okay. 
The kids loved the calamari! ha! It was raining when we left, so we went back to the house and put the kids to bed. Then we talked and  played games until very late and had the best time! 

On Monday, we went to the pool at Neptune Park. So fun! 

 We went back that afternoon to the house and while Blue and Beau took a nap, Ashley and I went to a few shops in the village. We had fun looking around by ourself! That night, we met the awesome Haley Lamb on the beach and took some family pictures! I'm so glad that it worked out! After we went back and changed Alabama (jump in the something wiiild!), we met Jeff and Brooke at Millhouse in Brunswick for supper and it was really good. I had the shrimp and grits and loved it! I actually want some more now! We got back in late that night.

Pre-picture before the Photo session on the beach!
From the bridge to Jekyll at Sunset

The next morning, we packed up the car and went to the lighthouse. It was really pretty but we didn't want to pay to go up so we took some pictures in front of it.  We met Haley and Tony for breakfast at Chick fil A then went back to the pier for a Trolley Tour. Pate really wanted to do that because Daniel Tiger! He and Blue actually both fell asleep but I really enjoyed learning about the history of St. Simon's. One of my favorite parts was the tunnel of Live Oak trees. After one more stop at the Bailey Boy's outlet, we left the island and started home. We stopped in Brunswick for a late lunch/early supper at Logan's then headed out. It was such a fun trip but we were tired! A fun filled four days with our best friends and cousins was such a blessing!

 The Boys

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