Jekyll Island...we have arrived!
Day 3. Jekyll Island, GA.
After a short night's sleep (interrupted at 5:30 a.m. by a weird pounding sound from above that I concluded was either a little kid jumping up and down in his crib or ghosts haunting the walls), we got up, enjoyed a good hot breakfast at the Quality Inn, and hit the road by about 8:30. We enjoyed another peaceful drive (this time being able to take in the scenery) and made a couple of stops along our path. The first was at the Georgia Welcome Center. We had only intended for it to be a bathroom break, but it was one of the most beautiful welcome centers we had ever seen with piles of informational brochures and even a few photo ops. Our lunch stop was nothing special at Dickey's BBQ in Pooler, just outside of Savannah.
We finally arrived at our fist destination, Jekyll Island, around 3:00 p.m. Chloe and I headed for the beach and pool, Tom took a bike ride and Jared went for a run. Around 5:30, I joined Tom on the ride and we headed to the north side of the island. It was a wonderful ride! From riding along the shores of the Atlantic ocean, to trails shaded with huge Live Oak trees draped in Spanish moss, to views of the historic Island Club...there was so much to take in visually that I hardly realized I was riding. After about 10 miles, we were back at the hotel, ready to clean up and have some supper.
We ate at Zachry's Riverhouse restaurant, a new place that had only been opened about a month. We got there around 8:30, and were told it would be a 45-60 min. wait, but since we didn't really want to spend time finding a different place, we decided to wait. We were actually seated around 9:00. The atmosphere was nice as we sat outside on the screened in porch, the service was great, and the food was also really good. I had a "salad with shrimp salad," Jared had crab stew, Tom a shrimp po-boy, and Chloe a chicken Caesar salad. With our tummies full and satisfied we headed back to the hotel for the night.