Saturday, May 23, 2009

Weekend Getaway Part 1/Jekyll Island

Flawless. Lovely. Perfectly delightful.
Tantalizing to my senses.
Completely indulgent.


All these words and so many more describe my
weekend away with my darling hubby.

I was completely exhausted Friday afternoon after
2 days of Keeper's at Home Club events, and
scurrying here and there in preparation.

So tired in fact, that I made a passing suggestion
that we postpone our getaway.
Thankfully, hubby would hear nothing of it!!

So we saddled up the "burb" (Suburban) and hit the
road. Our destination...Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Jekyll is like no place I have ever been. This was our
third trip there, and I never tire of it.
You feel as if you are stepping back in time.

The island was settled by wealthy bankers
of the early 1900's who escaped the rat race
of the financial world among the moss covered
majestic oaks and the marshes of Glynn County.

They built their "cottages" on the
marsh side of the island to protect them against
the onslaught of the Atlantic storms.

We have stayed here at the Beachview Club Hotel each
time we've visited the island. It's a lovely little hotel,
and the people remember us and treat us with care!!

It is so pretty and well-appointed that it is the sight
of many a wedding!! You can walk right out the
back and onto the beach.
For room pics etc... click link at
the bottom of this post.

The Book Store on Jekyll is in the historic district,
and is in the building where the old infirmary was.

It's a grand building, and the book store is LOADED
with all kinds of books, boutique items etc...
I always visit when we're there. This time...can
you believe it...I didn't purchase a thing!!!!
I know I should have taken some photos inside,
but was too busy browsing!! NEXT TIME!!

The property surrounding the book store is so lush
and green. The mood on Jekyll is one of quiet
reflection, and is such a great getaway.
The speed limit on the whole island is 35 mph.
You really don't even want to go's
just the pace there...slow, timeless, enchanting,

There are some really HUGE oak trees lining the
streets. This photo doesn't do this amazing tree
justice, but I tried.

Here is a shot of the massive trunk to give a little
better perspective. Moss sways gently in the breeze
and beckons you to relax and just take it all in!!

This is the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. It was built in the
early 1900's, and is so charming.

Little known fact...the bankers who pushed for the
formation of the Federal Reserve met here secretly
to hammer out the details of how the idea would
be presented to the people and government of the U.S.
I haven't seen it yet, but a little plaque commemorating
their meeting is hung outside one of the conference

This antique phone is the same model that the
first trans-Atlantic phone call was made on!

If you want to see a little more of Jekyll,
click here and scroll all the way to the bottom
of the page for my post about our last trip there.
Weekend Getaway Part 2/St. Simon's Island
coming soon!!
Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend!!
I'm trying to visit everyone!!
Love 'n Hugs,


  1. What a quaint little place. I know you are so glad that you went! How did your Keepers Event go?
    Thanks for always leaving such kind comments on my blog!
    Have a super Sunday! :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing the pics. Just beautiful. Looking forward to part 2

  3. I like Jekyll Island too. It's only 45 minutes from us. I also like St.Simons Island. They are just so pretty.

  4. I've heard of Jekyll Island but have never been there. It looks so lovely. I wish we lived closer to the water.

  5. I posted about this wonderful place on my old blog and it is fascinating. Your photos are amazing and what a wonderful get-away.

    The Raggedy Girl

  6. What a great get away! We need some place like that here. I need a break! :)

    Thank you for your kind comments and wishes for my daughter! : ) Happy Memorial Day!


  7. It looks like such a peaceful place for a romantic getaway. So glad you shared these pics☺

  8. Oh what a great place to visit.
    Love it.!!!
    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Dearest Becky, what a gorgeous place! Sounds like you had a great time, and it was exactly what you needed! A bit of R&R and headspace!! So pleased that Mr Becky knew that and insisted that you go!! Hope that you are feeling refreshed, inspired, uplifted and full of positivity for the week ahead sweet friend. Love and prayers to you, you dear lady,

    Fiona x

  10. Oh my goodness Becky, it looks like a GREAT time! I love those photos of that tree and I enjoyed the manatees in the sidebar too. lol.

    Hope you're doing well! I haven't been making the rounds much these days either. So much to do. (sigh)

    Much love to you!

  11. Looks nice! What was there to do while you were there? Looks so quiet and peaceful. Glad you had a great time and happy to see you back!

  12. Wow, what a beautiful place. I love the slow pace and beautiful green. The pictures just make you want to relax. I'm so glad you went and you had a great time. I hope you have a blessed Memorial Day! Love, Elena

    P.S. Nothing new with the lamp business. Thanks for praying! Things are on hold during the summer because my husband's work is so busy right now. It's great for the money but hard on him physically. This will be his last summer doing this!! Yeah!

  13. What a paradise. Our daughter, Laura lived in Mississippi during the time of Katrina. Before the hurricane it was so beautiful and lush there. It had that same kick back feeling that is impossible to feel on the west coast I loved it and mourn the losses of Katrina. I don't want to ever see the aftermath of it all. I was so surprised as I never thought I would like the south until I actually experienced it. The people were so warm and friendly~I am so happy you had a great time.


  14. Hi Becky,
    So glad your birthday get away was so wonderful, You deserve wonderful!!
    Everytime I see those pics and hear all you have to say about Jekyll Island makes me know
    that we have to go there sometime in the next
    few years anyway. It sort of sounds like what
    KeyWest was like when we lived there years ago.
    You could ride bikes around the island and drive slowly and take in the sights. Good simple island living. works for me!!
    Have a great Memorial day.
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  15. Road trip with the man you love to a sun filled destination? It's a rough life, someone has to live it. Looking forward to part II.

  16. Sounds like you both, had a great get away! I need one bad! Hubby too! I remember seeing something about this island, on our travels. Hubby been talking Destin, Fl all day! He is so ready! lol

  17. I've been waiting for this post and am happy I checked my blog to see it! Looks beautiful! Very relaxing! Can't wait to hear about St. Simon's Island. We loved our visit there and can't wait to return! Enjoy your Memorial Day!!

  18. It looks like a really lovely place where to stay. I'm sure you had the greatest of time!

  19. Becky, this looks like such a fun place! Glad you had a great time! :-)

    Happy Memorial Day, Sweet Friend!


    Sheila :-)

  20. Sounds like you both had a super weekend! Jekyll Island looks very beautiful and peaceful.

  21. Hi Becky and Happy Memorial Day!

    What an idyllic place. I'm so happy to hear you had a lovely time. Nothing like a getaway in the burb!


  22. Sounds like a great weekend! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Lucky you! What a wonderful getaway!!

    Thanks for visiting That Old House -- the old gal does like getting dressed up for holidays! But fresh-squeezed lemonade? Hmmm... maybe. Never made it, but I guess there's a first time for everything. Mostly lemons around here go into cooking, and squeezed into iced tea!

    But tell you what -- you come visit, and I'll try squeezing the heck out of some lemons!


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