Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jekyll Island, GA

On Sunday, April 17, Dean and I went to Jekyll Island outside of Brunswick, GA. We spent the day walking around the old mansions and the lovely grounds.

East Coast millionaires, including Goodyear, J.P. Morgan, Pulitzer, and Rockefeller bought the island for $125,000 and built elaborate cottages and a large clubhouse for family getaways.

The picture to the left is the Goodyear cottage and the large hotel is the Jekyll Island club and still welcomes guests.

In the historic district is the Georgia Sea Turtle Center which is an educational, rehabilitation and research center for sick and wounded sea turtles.

We walked on the beach and then drove to St. Simons Island and had a wonderful grilled Georgain shrimp lunch at Iguanas.

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