Friday, July 29, 2011

Jekyll Island, Part 1

Last week was a time that Erik and I have been anticipating for the past year. We began on Saturday by heading south to Kevin and Becky's (aka 'Buelo and Yaya's). Of course, no trip would be complete without a few mishaps along the way...ours happened to be a flat tire in Kentucky!I must brag on Erik a little though. He had the flat fixed (temporarily) in no more than 15 minutes and we were back on our way!

After dinner the whole group (Kevin, Becky, Uncle Bruce, Aunt Sigi, Kayla, Austin, Whitney, Ed, Christina, Erik, the boys and I) headed to the Crazy 8s race, an 8k that Erik, Kevin and Bruce ran. They had a special category for teams of two whose ages add up to 88 or more (Erik is 31, Kevin is 57), and it just so happens that Kevin and Erik won 2nd place!

Erik and I, along with our friends Ed and Christina left Sunday morning to begin our real vacation, which also meant Malachi and Elliott's real vacation began as they got to stay with Yaya and 'Buelo for Cousin Camp!

Sunday we didn't do much more than drive, get groceries, arrive on Jekyll and get unpacked. Monday we spent most of the day at the beach and then we biked around the historic district of the island, one of my favorite things about Jekyll.

Erik taunted a snake, until it coiled up and hissed at him!

I have a picture of me and Erik in this very spot, the courtyard of Crane Cottage, from our first trip to Jekyll together 7 years ago. Needless to say we look a little different this time!

Monday evening we were excited to welcome Heather and Andrew as they arrived from Atlanta!

Tuesday was another relaxing day at the beach. For dinner we went to Southern Soul BBQ on St. Simon's island - highly recommended! The boys were happy:

And so were the girls!

More on the rest of our week to come soon!

1 comment:

J, H, A and M said...

Lucky you...a vacation without kids. You look great Erin.