While in Florida, I made a special trip up to Jekyll Island, GA to visit my friend, Chris, and her sister, Mabel. We had planned to visit on our way down to Ormond Beach, but because Chris got sick, we postponed the trip until she was better. I'm glad I made the extra trip up there. It was a trip under 3 hours which is closer than visiting her in Mason City from Sioux Center.
This is the condo they rented while at Jekyll.
When I arrived, Chris served home made scones. They were soooooo good.
This is a little taste of what their condo was like. Three bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, living dining area. Very comfy.
My room, enough for four people. 2 sets of bunk beds.
Chris and I went for a walk and she showed me this interesting area of the beach on Jekyll.
Typical scene in Georgia.
I took Chris and Mabel out for Chris's Birthday dinner. It was a little late, but not too late.
Our food. Mmmm good. Shrimp and rice for me.
Crab cakes for Chris and Mabel.
To celebrate Chris's birthday, the waitress treated us to a birthday treat. That was nice of her.
This was the sunset scenery looking out the restaurant doors. Very beautiful.
One day we drove over this bridge to St. John's Island to attend an event sponsored by the Literary Society at their library.
This is Lauretta Hannon, a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered, and the author of the book, The Cracker Queen. She was there talking about her book, and she was very entertaining. She has quite the stories to tell about her life and how she overcame obstacles to become who she is today. I bought her book, and I'm in the process of reading it. Then I'll be giving it to Chris to read.
After the talk, we had lunch at a nice little restaurant. Chris's sister, Carol, joined us on this trip. She and her husband live on Jekyll Island during the winter. That's why Chris and Mabel go there.
They had Brunswick stew on the menu which is something my Grandpa Carter used to make, and I always liked it. It wasn't as good as Grandpa's, but it was good.
Chris, Mabel, and I took a really nice walk in the historic center, and it was very picturesque.
Chris and Mabel spend time putting together jigsaw puzzles.
We played Mah Jongg every night. It was fun even though I didn't always agree with all the rules.
I had a great time. Thanks Chris and Mabel.