By 11:30 we drove to the convention center to park and begin our bike ride around the southern part of the island. The convention center is new since we were here 4 years ago and very impressive. They have done a great job with the landscaping too! Yesterday we rode about 10 miles and today probably 8 1/2. We rode around the perimeter of the island with a few detours on trails through the center part of the island. Some of the areas are so beautiful.
|The new Convention Center and surrounding area!|
|Gorgeous biking trails!|
|This spider was huge and had sharp like legs!|
|Love the Palmetto and Sabel palms|
|Lots of colorful butterflies on the island!|
Part way through the ride, we stopped at eatery on the wharf so Ken could have a 1/2 lb. of local shrimp with a dip of butter and hot sauce. It was even better than he remembered from 4 years ago. More bike riding with a stop at the local Dairy Queen - what could be better???
|Ken loved his shrimp and especially the sauce mixture|
of butter and hot sauce. He is NOT a cocktail sauce lover!
Then we went to St. Andrews Picnic/Beach area to walk and relax. Did pick up some oyster shells - Ken thinks we should start painting the shells to look like Santa faces. I told him that could be his contribution for sales at our craft shows. We shall see!!
|Ken loves his "sea birds"!|
|Lots of locals do net shrimping on the island.|
Also lots of shrimp boats in the area!
Back to Willie by 5 after stopping at a small IGA here on the island - the only place to get groceries on Jekyll. There are a couple small gifts shops, beauty salon, small hardware store, the Dairy Queen, 1 very reasonable gas station, & a very small Liquor Store. That is about the only commercial places here - seems strange, but nice!
Looking for another relaxing, quiet evening. Life is Good!!!!