WE HAD AN AWESOME TIME!!
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