12 May 2006

Our First Trip to Jekyll Island

Tomorrow the family and I pack it all up and go to Jekyll Island, GA for a much anticipated vacation. Four years ago we took our first trip to Jekyll Island. We made reservations on the north end of the island at a now defunct inn. We arrived and went to show the daughter the beach. We ran out only to find a huge rock break wall ten feet from the edge of the shore, yuck. Next we thought we would put our bags in our room and figure out what was going on (we had a ocean view room). I put the bags down on the bed, Lori went to the balcony (she had to lean over to the left and stand on her tip toes to see the ocean). Meanwhile I noticed something very peculiar. On the nightstand between the two beds, in the ash tray laid a freshly extinguished cigarette with bright red lipstick on it. That did it.

We went down to the front desk, cancelled our room and went to Tybee Island instead. Another dead giveaway should have been all of the old people at the inn, they were everywhere.

This time I know someone who lives on Jekyll, have researched and confident of our stay. The weather is supposed to be in the mid-80s with water temperature in the mid-70s. (Yes, we are staying on the south part of the island, without the break wall!)

Since this is vacation the ibook will be staying in Rhode Island. I am taking three books: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, The March by E.L. Doctorow, and Centering Prayer by M. Basil Pennington. Plus, Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain.

I also broke down and bought a compact flash card, a 512mb at Staples for $14.99 after rebates, so we can take more than three high resolution photos.

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