Ryan and I decided that we needed to take a trip to see his Grandmother, Gran Anne, who lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia. We were going to try to sync it up with our friend’s wedding on Tybee Island the last week of June. The thought of killing two birds with one stone seemed like a good idea, but as the weekend drew closer, we decided that we would skip the wedding and devote Thursday – Sunday of July 4th weekend to visiting with Gran Anne, since she had never met Olivia, her first great-grandchild.
We packed up the car and left around 8 AM on Thursday morning. Olivia settled in nicely and watched the DVDs I bought for her the weekend prior. I’m glad to say that The Smurfs are still a hit with little ones – she really enjoyed watching Season 1, and I have to say my motive for buying it was purely selfish.
The drive down wasn’t too bad. We finally arrived at Gran’s house around 5:00 ET. We ate dinner, settled down and went to sleep early. The next morning, we packed up our gear and headed down to the beach. We got there around 9:30 and thank goodness we did, because the crowd was nuts! For some reason I thought St. Simons was going to be a quiet place, but Gran informed me that others “found” the Island during the 2004 G8 Summit. Check out all the people!
The weather was perfect. We stayed at the beach until it was time for Olivia to take her nap, then we went back to Gran’s house. Ryan’s Uncle Jerry called and asked if we wanted to go flying in his 1983 Mooney. I will admit, I was really very nervous. Once we were up in the sky, I relaxed and enjoyed the view!
After the plane ride, we went back to Gran’s and took naps. When we woke up, it was time to eat dinner and get ready for fireworks! Ryan’s Auntie Bev & Uncle Jerry took us to a primo spot to watch the fireworks. They drove us to a $3.5 million house that had been on the market for two years! We sat on the back porch, next to the pool, and watched the fireworks from Sea Island.
The next day we went to the Village and did some shopping. I bought a cool silver pendant in the shape of a horseshoe, with a horse in the center. We had a fun day and ate barbeque. Olivia had her first taste of Jello that night.
She likes it!
Overall, great trip. I’m so glad we went to St. Simons and I can’t wait to return. I hope you had a happy 4th of July!!!