After nearly twenty hours of hard driving, we made it to Georgia. Late check-in: 3a.m.
That eleven hours I mentioned in a previous post? It flew out the window in downtown Houston. Heavy traffic all day; we left at 6a.m., and blinding rains didn’t help our driving time at all.
As tired as we were after so many hours driving – Della was a trooper! – we were still up and gone by 9a.m. this morning to check out the area.
St. Simons Island, one of five islands which make up the Golden Isles, is a gem. Peppered with walking, biking, and hiking trails, fishing from the pier, watching the shrimp boats come in, and for the truly hardcore exercise buffs – running over the suspension bridge – it’s a delight for the outdoor enthusiast. If you lean toward indoor sports, there’s plenty of little shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs to add local flavor to your day. But, this weekend is special – and not just because its Fourth of July.
Tomorrow is the first day of the 57th Annual St. Simon Sunshine Art and Craft Festival. The festival is three days long celebrating the Fourth of July with a 5k and 1mile Fun Run/Walk, a golf cart parade, arts and crafts show, and of course, fireworks on the big day!
One of 75 artists, Matt was accepted into this festival to demonstrate the Chapman Stick and share his own arrangements and style of music. If you’re new to this blog, check it out here: http://www.vibedeck.com/nowordsrequired.Tomorrow starts early. Check-in is at 6:30a.m. The show begins at 10a.m. and Della has a standing date with Tailwaggers, a local doggie daycare.
It still hasn’t hit us fully yet, this path we’ve chosen. What delicious anticipation of the adventures to come!