Monday, March 6, 2017

2017-03-03 St. Simon's Island, GA

Jack and Amy's Weekend Getaway 
to the Georgia Cost
Day 1 - St. Simons Island
Friday, March 3rd, 2017


Sunset at the St. Simons Island Pier

Since neither of us has ever been to the Georgia Coast, Amy and I decided to make it our destination for a little weekend getaway.  St Simons Island and Jekyll Island were on the top of our list!  However, even during the off season, accommodations on these islands are a bit more than we like to pay.

However, for about half the price of a typical Jekyll Island Hotel Room, Amy found an entire house on its own little private island.  So far we have been please with the accommodations we have been able to find on Airbnb, and this one was no exception. 
 
Our Accommodations for the Weekend

We were able to check in early on Friday giving us plenty of time to drive the 20 miles into St. Simons Island for the afternoon.

We had a nice lunch, took a long walk along the beach, visited the St. Simons Lighthouse (but did not pay the $12.00 each to climb to the top), checked out the St. Simons Pier, and strolled around the shops in the quaint downtown area. 

Here are some photos from our St. Simons Island Visit:

Amy at our lunch spot

Me at St. Simons Island Beach

 Amy on the St. Simons Island Pier

 The St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Amy climbing a tree on St. Simons Island


Nice Park near the St. Simons Island Pier
Free Hugs with Amy at one of the downtown shops!


We finished our St. Simons Island visit with a nice Sunset!

Amy enjoying a St. Simons Island Sunset

Sunset at the St. Simons Island Pier

St. Simons Island Sunset

Me enjoying the sunset from St. Simons Island Pier

St. Simons Island Sunset


After sunset, we met the Mayor of St. Simons Island hanging out on the Pier!

The Mayor of St. Simons Island



Even during the off season, the restaurants on St. Simons Island are packed on a Friday Evening.  Since we did not feel like waiting for a table, we just stopped off at the Winn Dixie and picked up some fixings for dinner back at the rental house.

After dinner, I grabbed the camera a tripod of a little night time photography.
Our Rental House at Night

 Starry Sky over the dock at our rental house

My complete set of photos from Day 1 of our Georgia Coast weekend getaway are posted here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8146392@N05/albums/72157678795928072

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