The Golden Isles

Another of the benefits of the kids move from Maine to Jacksonville is the added bonus of being closer to all of our family. After the last week of movers and unpacking, we were ready to hit the road again and head back north. A short hour north found us in the Golden Isles, my first visit in a few years, and it brought tears to my eyes as we pulled up into the driveway of Robert’s parent’s house. It has been too long since we have been to Brunswick, and in that time Sharon & Bob have moved from their roomy loft apartment in the historic downtown area, to an even roomier home on the water. Sharon grew up here in Brunswick, and has always dreamed of living back on the water, the peacefulness of the marsh land calling to her. Brunswick is located about an hour south of Savannah, and while it may not be as well known, I find it a much prettier city filled with historic parks and homes, and just a short drive from St. Simon Island, a breathtaking place to wander on the white sand beaches of the Atlantic coast.
This was also the first visit between Cash and his great-grandparents and after a few moments of shyness on his part - the smiles and giggles that only a two year old can make filled the room. He helped Grandpapa pick cherry tomatoes fresh off the vine, and then walked with us out to the marsh to see the hundreds of fiddler crabs scatter out to the water’s edge. He fed the goldfish in the pond, and ate ice cream with Tutu, and when it was time to go he melted into their arms. With promises of a return visit next week we headed back south to Sara’s new home. Tomorrow we are on the road south to Orlando where we will meet up with my brother, David and his family. My niece Lauren has been traveling with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corp all summer, and we are excited to finally get to see her perform at the Citrus Bowl. It has been a great vacation, filled with wonderful moments around every turn. Till later, Susan