Yesterday was filled with thunderstorms, so we stayed home and did a little housekeeping and listening to the rain on the roof.
Today, we decided to explore our new backyard and wow, what a backyard! We drove over to St. Simons Island and I fell in love. As the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island's causeway leads to a picture-perfect image worthy of a novel.
It's such a charming little island with island type homes. We drove all the way to the end of the island and ended up parking the car. Ahead of us was the beach. Beside us was the beautiful lighthouse, surrounded by a museum and acres of park. St. Simons Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in the state of Georgia. It's an operational lighthouse which casts light out as far as 23 miles to sea. The lighthouse is open daily for tours to climb its 129 steps to take in breathtaking views of the Island. I didn't do that today, but hope to before we leave.
The Lighthouse Park has to be a family's dream come true. The children's playground was extensive and up to date. Every fifty feet were benches to sit and relax. And the beautiful old oak trees with the spanish moss draping like lace!
We walked close to the lighthouse with Sage and Chacho. Chacho, of course, had to walk everywhere. Dave took him down to the water: I don't think I ever saw that dog run so fast! Sage went at her own pace. It was such a great walk.
When we got back to the car, I spent a few minutes hitting the shops. I was looking for my favorite gauze sundress and hoped to find one since my other had worn out. I hit the jackpot on my second stop. I got my favorite dress at 50% off. I also found a rainjacket and some sandals for Dave. Sometimes, retail therapy is a great way to finish a journey.
We took the kids back to the Motorhome and decided to try lunch at a Crab Shack. I had a great hamburger and really fresh onion rings. Dave loved his grouper dinner with a blackened sauce and baked potato. Next stop: Home and a nap.
Later this afternoon, we sat outside and watched the birds. After dinner, a bicycle ride topped off our evening. I love days like this!