Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

    Wendy and I hope everyone  had a good turkey day. It is a bittersweet one for us.
 It is our first thanksgiving as fulltimers and we are spending it with our daughter at the beaches of Jekyll Island.

 The bitter part is missing our other kids and our grandsons. It is also my first holiday after my mom passed and my thoughts and memories are with her and dad.
                               We have been busy the past couple days exploring the area.
Jekyll is a nice small island. It has good ocean beaches and is not to overly commercial or touristy.
 One beach area called Driftwood has many old oaks that have lodged in sand. They are a lot of fun to climb on and are very picturesque.

 You need to pay attention to the tide schedule, or else you may get trapped down the beach and find yourself getting wet to return. Pats mom tripped on a branch and ended up soaked. Luckily she didn't get hurt and was a good sport of it.

Gale, Pat, Mandy, Wendy and Ray
  On Wednesday we took a ride to visit Cumberland Island National Seashore about 30 miles south and then you take a 45 minute boat ride. It was a nice sunny day but the wind was cool. We crossed the island did a hike down the beach and visited the Dungeness. This is the site of two magnificent estates through different eras. These estates of the 1880's have burned and only ruins remain. The size is unbelievable and to think how places like this were built and maintained is a wonder.

 The island also has wild horses roaming about. We saw four right away as we headed down a trail. Later we saw more at the ruin sites.


 Turkey day Wendy and I got up and got a nice bike ride in. As always it turned out a little longer than we thought- dang- lost again. Oh well it is a small island and if you keep going one direction you will get back.
                     ( Click on the pictures to see them bigger.)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you spent the day doing something fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you both.