this year, our Winter Break was an extra long weekend instead of a week off. we had tried to get back in the same Savannah house but it was already booked.
we then decided to down to St. Simon’s Island instead.
and we loved it.
we had just a couple days there, but we made the most of them!
day 1– we rolled into town and it was too early to check in our condo. so we went to the lighthouse, with the intention of climbing/touring it. but jovie’s not a big fan of heights and decided she wasn’t that interested. so we just meandered along the boardwalk, shops & pier [& ice cream of course] and then headed to the condo.
which was adorable. the owners updated it so nicely. they had gorgeous travel photos that added a lot of character!
we were pretty chill from the drive so we stuck around while The Mr. brought home some easy dinner. jovie loved that, and set the sweet table so nicely! we had a lovely pre-dinner walk on the beach, too.
our owners spared no pillows! so the beds were comfy & cozy. jovie enjoyed making herself a little nook. it was a good day.
day 2– we had a lazy breakfast (after The Mr. had a not so lazy run) and enjoyed the porch some more. then we headed down to the cloudy beach for a little while. jovie enjoyed playing in the sand and just relaxing. the cloudiness helped it not be too hot and i’ve never seen a tide so low (or shoreline so low??) so there was a lot of space for jovie to roam.
our butler The Mr. went again and grabbed some lunch while we stayed a bit longer. then we chilled back at the house a bit before deciding to rent bikes (!!) in the late afternoon.
that was a lot of fun! we had the bikes for a coupla hours. St. Simon’s is very bikeable. and it’s so small! we ended up going around the airport and i loved that so much because we got to see a plane land SO CLOSE to us. and then one took off, too! for such a tiny airport, i was surprised we got to see both happen. YAY! jovie was pretty tired. (how do you do it grampa??) so The Mr. enjoyed exploring with his bike some more while we went back to the house to read and wander.
he came back in time for us to go out to dinner and have another early night. but not before the fog rolled in. (because of course!) tho’ it was pretty neat to see it roll in from the porch swing!
day 3– we left jovie home alone after breakfast so we could walk the beach for about 1/2 hour. we enjoyed more lazy morning time. the weather forecast kept touting rain, but we pretty much lucked out. it was nice & sunny so we went to the pier to have lunch… basically during the entire 30 minutes it did decide to rain afterall. no worries, there was a nearby pavilion that covered us so we could eat our hot dogs in peace. after a little lunch, we headed to the movie theatre to see Lego 2. (some catchy songs!) and then we went to Fort Frederica before having our last dinner out and headed back to the house after having ice cream for dessert. it was a lovely night! (i picked out a pizza place that reminded me of my fave restaurant in NYC with lights and stuff all around!)
day 4 had us packing up the house after enjoying a nice breakfast out and heading home.
luckily, we got back in time for jovie to go to her 4H cooking club. and luckier still we had wednesday off to chill at home. it was rainy, so we pretty much just huddled in the house.
it was a nice short vacation.
now we’re gearing up for The Mr. to head to china (!) and then it’ll be Spring Break before we know it!