After Cumberland Island, we drove to St. Simon Island and stopped at St. Simons Inn for a night, a cute hotel with a view of the lighthouse from the balcony.

St. Simons Inn
View from the hotel balcony

St. Simons is a quaint little town.

St. Simons

Fort Frederica National Monument was nearby, so we decided to check it out. Park rangers were dressed as residents of the fort from the 1700’s demonstrating a typical day at that time. Pretty curious, glad we don’t have to live like that anymore.

Fort Frederica National Monument
How to build a house
Cooking the old way

Next we drove over to Jekyll Island, which used to be a private club for the richest people in the early 20th century. The historic district still has the some of the houses of the past. Since we were recovering from the bike ride from the day before, we decided to take a tram tour of the area.

Tram tour through historic Jekyll island

Local chapel

For lunch, we stopped at Zachry’s Riverhouse. The area is known for fresh shrimp, so we definitely had to have some. It was delicious.

The rest of the day was dedicated to Jekyll beaches.

Shrimp fishermen

The reason we came to Jekyll Island was Driftwood beach. What a photogenic place! Perfect place for photo shoots 🙂

Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

Next up St. Augustine Beach and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in Florida.

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March 3, 2018

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