An Adventure in U-turns

Jekyll Island, Jacksonville and a best friend

No doubt about it, I am behind in my journey travels.  Finally, we are at a place that I can update but I will be brief and post mostly photos.

After Charleston we were on mental overload and just kind of physically whipped and in need of a little respite so we headed to the coast.  We found Jekyll Island in Georgia and we were glad for the little lay over.  The weather was perfect and the beach was beautiful.  We biked around the island with the girls and it was absolutely great to be moving rather than sitting, and I think the dogs liked it too because finally they weren’t cooped up all day in the truck or camper.

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193The biking path/boardwalk took us through the marsh, along  the coast and through town.  We stopped at Dairy Queen for a chocolate dipped cone and the dogs shared a vanilla cone.  Yeah, so we spoil the girls!

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The beach we walked along was called Driftwood Beach.
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The bike path took us down the middle of Jekyll Island. I love the vast difference of the landscape from region to region and state to state. The landscape is such a contrast from where we live in Montana; the changing landscape from the north to the south loudly proclaims what a glorious country we live in!

Southern flora vs.

The South, Jekyll Island, Georgia

northern mid-west vs.

North mid-west, Michigan

The eastern side of the Rocky Mt. range

The eastern side of the Rocky Mt. range, Montana

The wonders of northwest Montana

The wonders of northwest Montana


After our time on Jekyll Island, it was a short drive to our furthermost destination, the east coast, the Atlantic; Jacksonville, Florida.

Initially, this was not on our itinerary but in August our dear friends notified us that they were moving from the west, California, to the east, Florida.  I decided right then that Florida was just a few miles more and we definitely needed to see the Manchester’s new home state.

We have known the Manchesters for nearly 30 years.  I met Ellen when we lived on Ocean View Blvd. in Santa Cruz, she came over to visit my brother, Scott, who was living with us at the time.  Actually, I think she came over with Steve, her then boyfriend.  And that was the start to a life long friendship that has taken us through babies and moves, laughter and sadness, shared holiday meals, good-byes and hellos.  Ellen will always be my friend forever . . .

ellen3Nothing more needs to be said . . . .

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This entry was published on October 23, 2013 at 8:17 am. It’s filed under Georgia and Florida and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Jekyll Island, Jacksonville and a best friend

  1. Looks like a nice place for a rest- great pictures love the dramatic blk/white ones of the beach and weathered trees. Enjoy your drive home…It is going to the high 50’s today…It has otherwise been cold here…I know you would love it. See you soon….Sandy

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