Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tybee Island

Tuesday and Wednesday (July 1 and 2) we were on the beach at Tybee Island, GA, which is near Savannah. The girls wanted to go to the beach, and Tybee Island is the closest real beach (on the ocean and not a man-made lake), so on Tuesday morning a little after 8:00 we set out. It's a long drive, about 260 miles, and we made lots of stops along the way, mostly for bathroom breaks and snacks. A little after noon we stopped at Jomax Bar-B-Que in Metter for some lunch:

It was very good (for me, at least; their coleslaw mixed with the pulled pork with copious amounts of barbecue sauce and a little honey mustard was fantastic). After this, we did the rest of the drive straight through and finally arrived at our hotel at a little after 3:00, meaning we did the 260 mile drive in seven hours--about average for us.

The girls, all three of them, were anxious to get to the beach, so we spent the rest of the afternoon Tuesday there, and all of the morning Wednesday:

(You can tell this is Wednesday because Elyse is wearing a different bathing suit than in the pictures above, from Tuesday.)

It probably looks like we had the beach pretty much to ourselves, and we nearly did for a couple of hours Wednesday morning. But, as you can see in these pictures from the pier, by noon, lots of people had arrived:

At about 11:30 we left the beach and changed clothes in the pavilion's bathrooms, getting as dry and sand-free as we could manage, and walked along the pier, and then headed out...sort of. It took us a couple of hours to really leave, since we had to stop at the Ci Ci's in Savannah for lunch and then go to the Barnes & Noble for a while. We finally set out for real at about 4:00, and by 9:30 we were home.

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