Monday, December 6, 2010

Island time


After the barefoot beach walk on Saturday morning, we drove around Jekyll Island. It's a small island, so that only took a few minutes. Along the way, we saw a movie set and "trailer city" for the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie; we were told that filming would start today. In the center of the island, there are some cute little shops, beautiful old buildings formerly owned by rich folks with last names like Morgan (as in J.P.) and Rockefeller, and the lovely Jekyll Island Club Hotel (above). We had lunch (local shrimp!) at an open-air place called The "Rah" Bar, and then it was time to head over to the other island . . .

St. Simons Island is larger than Jekyll, and more crowded. It's not far, only about a 10-15 minute drive across three bridges and through the town of Brunswick (which I'll write more about in my next entry). St. Simons has a busy downtown and waterfront park, and a lighthouse. An arts and crafts fair was going on, and there was live music in the waterfront park. We walked on the pier, took some photos, and enjoyed the view.

More photos and stories coming soon!