Y’all Want Some Sweet Tea With That?

July 12-19, 2021

Seventeen days in Brunswick exploring downtown, the historic district, celebrating Independence Day and enjoying southern hospitality and delicious southern cooking! Georgia shrimp and grits with hush puppies are better served (in our opinion) with locally crafted ales, but there was always “sweet tea” available.

The majority of our exploration was done by walking, but grocery shopping required Uber, which led us to our driver, Edwin, who has become our on-demand driver.

However, in order to expand our exploration and to allow us better opportunities to play “tourist”, we opted to rent a car for a week and the surrounding area, the “Golden Isles”, became readily accessible.

On day two of our rental, the travel fairy said “go to Savannah, it’s only an hour away”. So there you have it, a quick decision to go to Savannah. Lots of history in this beautiful city and one day was not even enough to scratch the surface. Note to selves: Put Savannah on a future travel agenda for at least four days!

Waterfront with a working steam boat
Lots of beautiful space in
the downtown area
Savannah City Hall

We spent a couple of days on Saint Simon’s Island, just a few miles from Brunswick.

Lighthouse on St. Simon’s Island – we went past this on our way into the inlet
Lots of old Oak trees with Spanish Moss
We toured Fort Frederica where, in the early 18th century, the British held off the Spanish Army to secure Georgia as a colony

We spent a day on beautiful Jekyll Island. This island, a retreat for the rich and famous during the founding of our country was where the Federal Reserve was conceived.

Jekyll Island is now a wildlife preserve
A lot of work is done on this island to rescue both sea and land turtles

Buildings are preserved exactly as they were in the 19th century

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island

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