Wednesday, May 25, 2011



My youngest grandson, Jon and his friend, Jade traveled from Nashville, Tn. to visit Bob and I for a few days. I mentioned in an earlier post, Jon just finished his first year at Belmont University in Nashville. This was his first road trip to visit us without his parents. 
Jon and Jade. Yes, he is 6ft 3in.
Over the years, the three grandsons who live out of state have made their way to our little paradise. For years they spend part of the summers here. As young adults they came alone and sometimes with friends.  It was a safe destination for one's first road trip and/or to spend spring break. Besides, we are experienced chaperones.  Free room and board and the beach nearby. What could be better? Bob and I realize that we are blessed with a unique relationship with these young men. We are so thankful that they still enjoy spending time here.
Our time with Jon and Jade was special. We are glad their parents smiled upon their trip.

One day we made a picnic lunch and drove over to the University of Georgia Aquarium on the island. It is  part of a large complex including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and facilitates the study of nearby Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.  It is one of the largest near shore live-bottom reefs of the southeastern United States.
We had a nice picnic overlooking the bluff.
I would have posted this as a tablescape if not for the wind and someone kept eating the centerpiece. The centerpiece was holding the napkins.
Jon and Jade walked the Jay Wolfe trail dedicated to an island resident who was devoted to the preservation our island's natural treasures and the world as a whole. It was a pleasure to have known this wonderful man.
This is the Skidaway Narrows/Intracoastal Waterway. 

Moon River of Johnny Mercer fame is just beyond the marsh and to the west.

While the young folk walked the trail Bob and I sat on the bluff and enjoyed the views and the breeze.
Wonder how long these have been around. We're told some were here during the American Revolution.
We were fortunate enough to see a large group of dolphin playing.
We sat and watched the free show for about 30 minutes. 
It was a great day!
Another day we did the museum tour. Not a lot of pictures there. Rules you know.

Were able to take a few pictures in the Children's Museum. Turns out it was one of our favorite places. 
We acted silly giggled a little and generally misbehaved. I said I was a chaperone not a role model!!
Sheila, does this count as my "Bathroom Diva" shot?
This was some kinda techy thing. She holds that card in her hand and the image of the pop up book
follows her hands.

Everyone gets into the act.

Everybody gets in on this one!

Oh well, enough of the silliness. The kids spent their last two days at the beach. I had dinner waiting when they got back. I cooked and cooked and they ate and ate. I loved every minute. Pretty good arrangement, don't you think? 
They've now gone home to start summer jobs and I really miss them. Bob and I will be in Nashville the last week of June. Can't wait to get a few more hugs. I love our youth after all they are our future. 

Have you had summer visitors yet? If so what did you 

23 comments: said...

What a big handsome boy! Lovely photos Ginger. No wonder they want to spend time with you, your area is stunning and you spoil them, lucky ducks :)

Suzy xxx

Traci said...

It sounds like a marvelous time was had by all. How great it must be to have a wonderful bond with your grandsons.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great visit! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun:@)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Ginger that is so awesome!~ What a cute couple too. I think it is wonderful that your three grands still enjoy their visits. Sounds like I sure would too! Beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

OH!...I'm jealous, I want to go have some fun and a picnic with yall.

La said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with this handsome couple. Behaving is overrated. I prefer silliness, myself.

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

What a great time you all had. Enough for some lasting, fond memories! Sweet to keep in touch this way. You were lucky with the dolphins indeed! Our German 'son' and his bride had the same luck and they take that home as a lasting memory. We've had years-on-end visitors (four weeks and even six week at a time...) but none are lined up for this summer. Good for us as we both are still catching up from our medical problems in 2010.

Lots of love,


Beverly said...

I can see you all had a wonderful time. What a blessing that you all have each other in your lives.

I know all about loving sweet grandsons.♥

I hope you will join us this weekend for The Pink Saturday 3rd Birthday Celebration.

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

Sounds like a lovely day! I love spending time outdoors... my in-laws were here this past weekend and we all walked the waterfront trail in my neighbourhood every day! I really enjoyed your photos too.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Oh, that is so nice that your grandsons come back to visit you all the time! You must be the best grandmother. The photos were so nice -- thanks for sharing!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

How wonderful your grandsons come to visit often. Looks like this one had a great time on this trip. What beautiful memories you guys are making.

Babs said...

Ginger, Your grandson is so handsome and his friend Jade is lovely. How nice to have them visit you and enjoy your company. The Savannah area is so beautiful. I've only seen it through photos and hope some day to visit there. I keep hinting to my sweet old Bob. ;)
Our "vacation" will be in a week when we go to NJ for the birth of our grandson. So far no vacationers to our house yet.
I always say that visiting family isn't a vacation... it's a "trip" lol
Thanks for sharing your family and beautiful Savannah.
Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

My son graduated from Belmont and stayed in Nashville. Looks like y'all had fun together. I love the moss hanging from the trees.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so glad you had such a good time with these precious young people, my friend! Your grandson is a doll and so is his girl. And guess what??? My grandmother went to Belmont College! I have some of her books from there from the 1800's. Can you believe it? She had children late in life as did my father so that's why I had a grandmother who attended college in the nineteenth century.

I dropped by to thank you for your very sweet, very poignant comments on my blog tonight. It's been a rough patch made better by the prayers of sweet friends like you. I had been nursing an old physical injury, and just as I felt better, this happened. So it's a double whammy of sorts. I am not back to blogging, only answering comments.

I should have known your father was a minister. Therein lies your deep sense of joy that comes from the assurance of the Lord's mercy and goodness. And He is GOOD. He is my ever present help right now.

Sending you big hugs and hoping that some day in the not too distant future we will get up your way.



Debbie said...

I love Skidaway and just about everything you can see in the marshes or off the coast of Georgia. What a cutie your John is, and so tall too!

I all looked wonderful, and you made me giggle about someone eating your centerpiece.

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Looks like your blog is not lost at all; everything is still there. But I have no followers showing either... Weird! Did send you a reply e-mail.

Lots of love,


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time Ginger!! :)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Look like you are having a Great time sweet lady ~~~I see your followers are all gone also.Thank you for your lovely comments !! I hope you have a Great Memorial Day weekend !!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Well, I know I was just here and that I am following you through blogger because I read this post about your grandson!

I don't see your blogger following section so maybe you just need to put it back out there on your sidebar. I see the facebook following but I was a blogger follower and you are still on my blogs that I follow. Hope I am making sense!

Katherines Corner said...

Great photos thank you for sharing. Loved reading about happy memory making. Hugs
P.S> my husband is 6'4" I wonder if your grandson will still sprout a few more inches. :-)

rnpurcell said...

What a handsome grandson you have.
My grandson is 6'3" going to be a junior in high school this fall.

Great pictures of Savannah you shared with all of us.


Joy said...

So nice of them to come for a visit. Love his super man shirt :)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful blues, perfect to start the week.

Yummy Blues

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