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Sep 28, 2019 - Jerky, Chili, Snack Stix, and Backstrap

A relaxing afternoon! After our bike ride, we came back to camp to rest and get our WiFi fix. Fed a squirrel who got so tired of stale bread he refused to eat anymore and held out for popcorn and apples. He had an injured right leg and struggled a bit to get around and dig for food, so I fed him a good lunch. Before dinner we took another ride back to the pier to see the overturned ship. It’s still there surrounded by tugboats and barges and full of 4200 cars and lots of fuel. The news says it will take months to move it and they aren’t...

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Sep 28, 2019 - Saturday morning

Decent nights sleep on a very firm mattress! Must get an egg crate for that bed. David didn’t like the sound of the air running all night but the rest of us slept good in the cold. We took a bike ride all around the north end of the island, starting at the Horton House, which the kids remembered from another trip. Then rode on a trail to Horton Pond which is Hidden Alligator Pond on FB. That was a bit of a tough ride since the trail was sandy and the kids are too big for their bikes. Then rode south on Beachview Drive to the house I lived...

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Sep 27, 2019 - Friday Night

We arrive at our campsite! Tim drove up earlier today to set up the camper and meet the neighbors. The campground is full but nice and quiet. We meet for dinner at the Beach House which used to be the old Pizza Inn where Amy worked one summer. Then we go back to camp and get settled in our spot near the back of the campground, C7. Then we take a late night bike ride out to the pier where people are still out fishing. It’s too dark to see the shipwreck but we will go again in the daylight. A wonderful time so far!

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Apr 18, 2017 - Day #2 at Jekyll Island

Another beautiful day with sunny skies and high temp about 80. We need to enjoy this great weather as the rain will join us in a day or two as a weather front moves through. We're expecting rain and cooler temps. Today we set out and drove around the island after breakfast. We visited the museum, had lunch in the RV and then took the 1: 00 history tour of the the Club area. What beautiful winter homes the Vanderbilt, Rockerfellers, J.P. Morgan and the Pulitzers had! The grounds are maticulously maintained and beautiful. We took this same...

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Apr 17, 2017 - Jekyll Island, GA

Headed out from St Augustine and stopped in St Mary's to see the replicas of the NINA and PINTA. VERY small ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean! We then headed on to Jekyll Island and arrived at 12:30. Nice Campground shaded by beautiful trees on the north end of Jekyll. Set up, relaxed and then watched a beautiful sunset before having a light dinner inside the RV. There are mosquitoes and no see ums here but many campers have a campfire to keep them away. We'll do some exploring tomorrow.

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Dec 19, 2016 - Jekyll Island

. Hazel and I were only going to stay two nights on Jekyll Island, but we wound-up staying eight. What a beautiful place, accessed by a causeway and bridge over the Inland Waterway, if we hadn't had reservations in Orlando for Christmas, we'd have stayed longer. . I'd heard about Jekyll Island for years, being in the banking business I knew this was where the secret meeting of the big money people, J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts, met in 1910 to plan the formation of the Federal Reserve Bank system. The wealth of the...

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Sep 29, 2016 - Time to Hitchup

A fun week comes to an end when all of the Escapees hitch up and leave Jekyll Island for all points on the compass. With the exception of the Trolley tour of St. Simons Island on Monday morning and the visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Rescue Center on Tuesday morning, we spent most of our time exploring the tidal creeks and bays inland of Jekyll Island. We went trawling aboard the shrimp boat, Lady Jane, and learned what inhabits the waters of the Golden Isles of Georgia by sorting through what we caught in the 20 ft. experimental trawl....

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Sep 25, 2016 - Sunrise on Jekyll

Jekyll Island is one of the Golden Isles of Georgia along with St. Simons, Little St. Simons, and Sea Island. It was used by the Indians that inhabited the south Atlantic coastal region before the Europeans began settling the area in the early 16th Century. The Spanish, French, and British laid claim to the island at various time between the 16th and 18th Centuries. In 1733, General James Oglethorpe named Jekyll Island in honor of Sir Joseph Jekyll, his financier from England. In the late 1800s, Jekyll Island became an exclusive hunting...

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Sep 24, 2016 - Back to Summer

We made the last leg to Jekyll Island today. It's hot and humid and loaded with mosquitoes. It seems like I am sweet meat for the mosquitoes. While hooking up the electric and water I killed 5 on my legs and fa few got through to bite. I guess I'll be spraying every day and wearing long sleeves and pants. The campground is on the northern end of the island and just across the road from the fishing pier and not too far from some of the ocean beaches. I made a quick trip to the pier to catch the sunset behind the Sidney Lanier Bridge over...

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May 7, 2015 - Day Trip: Jekyll Island, Georgia

Merv fixes us blueberry pancakes for breakfast. It is a great start to the day. We take the motorcycle to Jekyll Island. After stopping at the visitor center, we head to the historic district. We tour the museum. Today, we see how the rich and famous lived at the turn of the century. The Island, the Island Club and the cottages were owned by the tycoons of the Industrial Revolution. Florida was not yet developed. The rich came to Jekyll Island in January, February and March to escape the northern winters. We take a ninety minute tram tour...

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May 6, 2015 - Day Trip: Jekyll Island, Georgia

There is a Nor’easter off the coast. A fishing trip is out of the question. John has to settle for fishing in Mick’s pond. Midmorning, we head to Jekyll Island with Merv. We stop where Mick works. Merv shows us the chair he built. We drive the island loop. We stop at Clam Creek. The drive along the creek to the ocean is beautiful. I take lots of pictures. There are a lot of dolphins swimming by. We finally head back to Mick’s house. It has been a full day.

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Mar 2, 2015 - Golden Isles

Jekyll Island is the middle of a group of barrier islands known as the Golden Isles. In the early 1900's America's richest tycoons and businessmen decided to invest together to build an exclusive club here where they could bring their families and escape winter's cold. They had already built lavish summer homes in Newport RI so they decided to make this winter escape enclave more rustic. Their vision included hunting and fishing, but they still brought a Downton Abbey sized group of servants along who would wait on them hand and foot. They...

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