Travel Day to Jekyll Island

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2:30 a.m.

Yes you read that right!  Truman was up at 2:30 a.m. needing to go outside.  We think he ate some acorns that didn't agree with him.  Thankfully I heard him scratching at the door.  Even though I didn't want to get up and go outside in the middle of the night, I also didn't want to wake up to a mess!  It's a good thing I love the little guy!

6:30 a.m.

I was up again to take both bogs out for their morning walk.  It was a cool 49°.  After we got back and they were fed, I actually curled up on the couch with Truman, while Charlie took the recliner and we went back to sleep.  I was feeling a little under the weather the night before and didn't feel up to blogging.  A little extra sleep felt good.

8:00 a.m.

We were up and eating yogurt and fruit for breakfast.  We decided that since we didn't have to check out of Skidaway Island State Park campground until 1:00 and our next campground was just two hours away we would stay put for awhile and watch the George H.W. Bush's funeral.  I'm so glad we did!  It was so good! 

It was so inspiring!  I loved the quote used by his friend former senator Alan Simpson - "George didn't hate anyone - he knew hatred corrodes the container that it's carried in."  What a wonderful way to live! 

1:00 p.m.

After a quick lunch of sandwiches, we were ready to hit the road.  It was sunny and the upper 50's.  We really loved Skidaway Island State Park!  We hated to say good-by! 

Here's Charlie ready to drive the rig down the road!  Gosh our truck is dirty! 

3:00 p.m.

We had a relaxing drive to Jekyll Island.  It has a fascinating history!  I read it out loud to Clinton as we drove.  It's worth a few minutes of your time to read it too! 

There's a beautiful bridge to the left that goes into Brunswick:

And when you turn towards Jekyll Island, you are greeted with a pretty sign and beautiful gates:

The island is beautiful!  And we only saw a small part of it.  It is very flat with large pine trees and oak trees, with palm trees mixed in.  It looks like there is a bike path all the way around the island which is about 7 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide.  I'm hoping to do a lot of biking while we're here. 

We easily found the campground at the end of the island.  It is large and so fun!  Almost every spot is filled with what seems like mostly snowbirds.  What makes it so awesome is that they have all these fun Christmas decorations up!  The only negative is that it smells kind of strange here - kind of like rotten eggs - I think that's the marsh smell. 

We easily got set up and then took the dogs for a walk to explore the campground. 

6:00 p.m.

I fixed tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner and we ate it watching Youtube videos since this campground has awesome wifi! 

We finished the evening walking the dogs again to look at the Christmas lights in the dark and watching TV (they have cable here!).  I also worked on today's blog.  I hope to catch up on Monday and Tuesday in Savannah will we're here. 

Here's the breakdown on our day:

My happy moments from Wednesday were:

  • President Bush's funeral - I know that sounds strange but it was so good!  It truly made me happy
  • the Christmas decorations at the new campground
  • fast wifi at the campground - hopefully I will catch up on few blogs!
Did you watch the funeral?  Did you have a favorite story or quote?  Let us know!

Stay happy Campers!

Michele and Clinton


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