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