Saturday, June 13, 2009

St. Simon's Island

I have been hanging out in gorgeous St. Simon's Island for the last several days. Alan had to attend some meetings down here, and I was able to tag along. I have had a relaxing and restful time! Alan's meetings concluded Friday afternoon, and we were able to spend an enjoyable day together on the beach today!

I have really enjoyed going out to eat at a different restaurant each evening! We have had some delicious food, and I feel really good about the fact that I have ordered wisely! I replaced the carb portions of my dinners with extra grilled veggies or a salad. I always left feeling satisfied, but never stuffed!

Wednesday night, we ate at the Blackwater Grill, which is a Cajun style restaurant. We both had Grilled Tybee Shrimp, which was Delicious!

Thursday night, we had some incredible grilled salmon at Bonefish Grill.

Friday was quite an experience! We ate at Bennie's Red Barn, which is an old southern style supper club, established in the 1950's. As was the style then, our waiter recited the menu from memory! It was a neat place! They specialize in steak, and we both had Fillet Mignon that melted in our mouths! Here is a picture of us out front of the Red Barn.

Tonight, we ate at Gnats Landing, which was a Key West style restaurant. It was my least favorite place (and I chose it!!). It was a bit too "hopping" for old folks like us, but, the food was very good. Then, we came over to Starbucks, where we are right now, so we could check our email and so I could update my blog! How "up-to-the-minute" is that -- the two of us sitting here at Starbucks, sipping our Latte and Frappuccino, chatting with each other a bit, while I also chat on line with my sister and update my blog! :) I feel so twenty-first century!! :)

Before I go, I want to share some beautiful pictures taken here on the island. I just loved the "avenue of the oaks," where the road was lined with beautiful live oaks, dripping with spanish moss! I just love that "old-south" charm!

St. Simon's Island has a lot of character and charm and we really enjoyed driving around the island admiring many types of houses, from little country cottages to magnificent mansions. The house below was our absolute favorite. Of course, the picture doesn't begin to do it justice -- but it was one of the most beautiful homes we've ever seen, situated on a beautiful lot with live oak and palm trees in the front yard and overlooking the marsh in the back. Gorgeous!

Well, it is time to go. Tomorrow we return home and back to reality! I will have a house full of children eager to welcome me home!!


kristilea said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pictures. I just love Live Oaks. They are so southern! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Get home safely!

Noel said...

What a wonderful trip! I've seen that avenue of oaks before, it's said to see those trees falling apart! I hope they plant more.

Rebecca's Refining said...

Looks like you had a great time visiting a beautiful place! Next time take Burlin and me with you!! I am glad you were able to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation, as well some "alone time" with Alan. Now you will be refreshed to visit with me in a week!

Lainie said...

What a wonderful place to visit, so lovely!

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