Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Spontaneous Beach Trip

I am not a very spontaneous person. Oh how I wish I could be, but it is just not in my nature. However, this weekend I ventured into being a little more on the spontaneous side!

It all started Thursday. I was sitting at work daydreaming about the weekend. Not knowing our plans, I texted Michael and asked what we were doing that weekend. He replied that we didn't have any plans and asked me what I wanted to do. I quickly responded that I wanted to go to the beach. We weren't sure if we could really make this happen, but on Friday at noon we were in the car headed for the coast!

Our destination was Jekyll Island. Jekyll Island is a quaint, quiet island off the coast of Georgia. It is definitely not glamorous, but it is one of my favorites. I spent a summer on Jekyll as a 4-H camp counselor and have many fond memories of this wonderful island!!!

Michael and I had a fun, low key weekend! We walked on the beach, played in the ocean, and enjoyed a few fruity drinks. We also visited Millionaires Village and The Jekyll Island Club Hotel where we toured a few of the beautiful historic homes. You can read more about Jekyll Island and Millionaires Village here. It has a very unique history. Below is a picture of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.


We also visited one of my favorite spots on the north end of the island. It is a beach full of dead, gnarled trees. It sounds ugly, but this spot on the beach is absolutely beautiful and amazing. My pictures can't begin to do it justice, but here are a few so you can at least get an idea.


It was a perfect weekend and a much needed break from our adult responsibilities. It was also a lesson in being spontaneous! Maybe I will try it more often!!!

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15 comments:

~Holly~ said...

Beautiful pics of those trees! So glad you got to get away! :) I've never been to Jekyll Island but I so need to go! :)

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Great pics! How exciting! I'm not terribly spontaneous myself but would have totally enjoyed a beach trip like that!

Jules said...

I think it's great that you headed to the beach on a whim. I would like to do something like that myself, but I'm not very spontaneous either.

The photos you took are so pretty and it sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Gracie Beth said...

I am jealous! My family keeps going to the beach and leaving me at home.

Lindsey said...

The beach looks pretty! I am not a spontaneous person either. Looks like you had a fun trip!

Gleatie said...

I love Jekeyll! We typically stay on St. Simons since we have friend's with a house!! Sounds like the perfect relaxing weekend! In fact, despite the fact that we are going to lake como tomorrow, I am really missing the beach right about now!

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Emmaroo03 said...

I went to 4-H camp at Jekyll Island! How crazy! Depending on our ages, you could have been there while I was there. Glad to hear you had fun!

Southern Belle said...

That's awesome!! I wish I lived within driving distance to the beach. The closest one is at least 7 hrs and more.

SassyEngineer said...

How fun! I am totally not spontaneous either, but I need to try more often.

I also was in 4-H (no where near the beach sadly), but nobody ever knows what that is! Something else we have in common :)

Jennifer said...

We are going to Jekyll on Friday and going to Summer Waves. I love Jekyll. We live so close to the beach in Savannah, but I always make the drive out to Jekyll instead. It is only about 30-45 minutes from my house in the suburbs. I actually had my Senior portraits done on driftwood beach. It is so beautiful!

Rachel H. said...

I'm SO jealous that you guys went to Jekyll. It is one of my favorite places! Where did you stay? So, we are planning to go to Master Camp at Jekyll 4-H Center over Labor Day weekend. If you guys don't already have plans, you guys should come. Let me know!

Tracey said...

I absolutely love Jekyll Island! It really is a beautiful, quaint island that is perfect for a weekend getaway! Great pictures!

Fritter Chicks™ said...

Wish you would have stopped to see us! This is our stomping ground! Glad you enjoyed it!

Lindsey said...

Great pics, how fun!!

Kristen said...

that is awesome! I love spontaneous things :)