We decided to spend yesterday at St. Simon's Island in Georgia with the kids. It's a nice day trip for us since we're about an hour and a half away. My husband and I have always loved St. Simon's. We have spent several family reunion trips here for my husband's side of the family and one of them was one of the first time's I met alot of my husband's family when we were dating. We got up early and decided to head that way with nothing in particular planned other than we knew we wanted to eat at our favorite resturant on the island.
Here is the bridge that you have to go over in order to get to St. Simon's. In 1972 the previous bridge that was here was hit by a cargo ship I believe and 15 cars fell off into the water. My husband's great aunt and uncle had just passed over the bridge that night about 5 minutes prior.
Coming onto the island. I love all these trees. It's so pretty.
Looking out at the water from the pier. See the bridge in the background? That's the one from my first photo.
My husband and the kids walking out onto the pier.
St. Simon's has a cute downtown with tons of cute shops and places to eat by the pier. This shop was one of my favorites. It is a Christian based shop with clothing,jewerly,art,etc.
The kids in front of one of their favorite shops there.
They had a used bookshop there also and Dawson is in LOVE with reading right now so we checked it out. They had a children's section. Dawson ended up with 8 chapter books or so.
Downtown St. Simon's
David and the kids sitting in front of one of the stores.
We rode in Hamilton Plantation at St. Simon's which has beautiful homes. This picture here right after I took it 8 deer crossed the road in front of us.
Here are some of the homes riding through Hamilton Plantation
We visited Fort Frederica also which the kids enjoyed. Here's Dawson dressed up as General Oglethorpe.