6.21.2007

(Rainy) day #3 in gorgeous Georgia

Well, I haven't been able to read my book or get online because we've been so busy. Not having time to read is normal for this girl, but not being online for almost 2 days is totally not me. I feel so detached from the world . . . from you guys. But, it's been so worth it.

Yesterday we ordered dine-in breakfast and then packed the kids in the car and headed to St. Simon Island. It's very touristy compared to Sea Island. Sea Island is way more secluded and although there are tourists, they aren't so "look-at-me-with-my-fannie-pack-and-visor" but instead everyone seems to just fit in so you can't tell who is local and who isn't . . . if that makes sense?

I've never been to the Hamptons before, but what I've heard Kelli Ripa and Martha Stewart say about it, and from what I've seen in tabloids, it seems very similar to me. And even though this sort of lifestyle isn't so much me, I have to admit, I like it. A lot.

So back to St. Simon. It was fun. We didn't do much but walk around the very touristy stores, but we did eat at a great restaurant called Barbara Jean's. I guess in that area it's known for homestyle southern food and is normally really hard to get into, but we walked right in and, yep, it was really yummy. Neil and I both had melt-in-your-mouth crab cakes and the butter for the bread was mouth-watering. Mmmmm . . . I can still taste it all.

After St. Simon, we went back to Sea Island. We decided to head to the beach again. We called Brad and Chel to see what they were doing and Brad says "it's raining". Ugh. So we're like, 'oh well' and we go anyway. It didn't look like it was going to last. I'm really glad we went.

We get down there and no one is there. Literally, no one. It's like we have the Atlantic all to ourselves. It's great. With the clouds out and not much sun, it was chilly, but it didn't stop the kiddos. An hour later the sun was out full-throttle and other beach visitors arrived. We even took some bikes out on the beach for a ride. Noah absolutely loved that. Maia just kept playing in the sand. She loved the sand and the water and the salty waters didn't bother her in the least. Later Brad, Chel and Ella arrive just when Maia is ready to head back for her nap. Ah well, such is toddler-hood and parenting inconsistencies.

That night we had dinner on our patios and then planned to meet B, C & E back out at the beach at 7 for a photo shoot of the cousins. To be honest, it's like the entire trip has been a photo shoot for me. I've been in photography heaven. And with this one, even though the clouds soon grew dark on us, I had a great time shooting and the girls looked adorable in their pink and white dresses and Noah in his white polo and khakis. I can't wait to show you pictures!

Later we meet grandpa, grandma and Ashley out at the main terrace for some drinks. We had a fun time. It rained the whole time, but it was so neat to be "outside" yet be totally dry. I love 72 degree weather, on vacation, on the beach. To me, that is one definition of perfection. Thank you, dad and Martha!

5 comments:

heather said...

It sounds like you guys are having a great time! I wish I was there...sigh.

Erin said...

Sounds lovely and wonderful : ) Wish I were there, too. Keep having fun and taking lots of pictures.

Johanna said...

I just laughed out loud at the fanny pack and visor thing!!! HILARIOUS!

LiLi said...

The minister of music at my mom's church has just accepted a position at St. Simon's Island! That's so cool you were there! :)

oh amanda said...

My il's love Barbara Jeans! How fun!