Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Day At St. Simon's Island

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.

The Marina

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.

Sweet Ireland

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.

The kids looking at a display of what it looked like back then.

Our favorite place on the island to eat Benny's Red Barn. They have the best steaks and seafood.

On our way home from our long fun day.

Ansley minutes before she fell asleep on the way home.

Finally gave it up.


Kimberly said...

Looks like you had a great day! can't wait for our weather to change so we can do day trips!

kim said...

Oh, I am so glad you came and commented on my post so I didn't miss this post. My and my mom's favorite place where we lived for three years. I went to first through third grade at St. Simon's elementary. We had a small home that my parent's had built there on a street close to the little airport. My husband and I have been back a couple of times and have driven by the house we lived in. We had a huge old oak tree right in front of the house, but it has been cut way back now and looks awful. The house looks so small to me now. When I was a child I thought it was big. A lot more growth has happened there since we left, but the village with the shops, pier and lighthouse are almost the same as it was when I lived there. We need to take a trip back there again sometime. My mom never wanted to move from there, but my Dad's job was transferring us about every three years. So hard to move and leave your friends. The family that lived next door to us are still there and my husband and I talked to them for a while when we drove by my old house. His daughter and I were the same age and he remembered my parents, not me, and told me his daughter is a judge in Washington state with her family. That red barn resturant was there when I was a child. That place is OLD!! Thanks for sharing your trip. Such great memories.

Rachel said...

Oh, I LOVE St. Simons!!! Looks like y'all had a great time and got to do a lot!

Paige said...

I love the pictures! The homes are gorgeous in the plantation! You children are beautiful as well!

Together We Save said...

Wow - looks like a wonderful trip...I love all your pictures!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and for your sweet comment!

Lesli said...

What a fun trip! I love all of your pictures.. they are gorgeous.. Ireland....she is a doll, love her owl hair clip!! oH, btw, just booked our Disney Vacation last night and our flights today!! If you have any advice, I would greatly appreciate it!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a neat place! I bet it is just beautiful in the spring. Thanks for taking us along~

Heather said...

These pics are so good! I loved seeing all of them, girl you have a beautiful family!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Debbie, That is wierd! I remember commenting on this post,I guess it didn't take. Hmmm....

Your pictures are great! This looks like a really neat place to visit.

I sold the little bunny arrangements this morning, but I have three bunnies left and will be glad to make one for you. Just let me know if you would like one. Thank you! Kristen

Brittany said...

Looks so cute! We have considered going there in the past. Guess I should add that to the list of places I want to go!

Please do e-mail houses when it gets closer to time! I would love to see!

Livin' the Wood Life said...


Thanks for your comment! Had fun looking around on your blog ...your kids are adorable! And St. Simons is one of my favorite places in all of Georgia - and I do love me some Georgia, my home state! :) I've made lots of trips there. I'm curious what your favorite restaurant is there that you mentioned?? I have several places I like, including Barbara Jean's, right across from the strip where y'all took some of those pictures. :)