This summer ended in the best way possible, staying in a slice of paradise. Our friends, the Frailey's and us decided to drive a few hours west to the most remote island I have ever encountered. We had heard incredible things, but nothing that did it justice. St George Island, truly is a piece of heaven, and as you can see on the map, a VERY small strip of Heaven. 28 miles long, and 1 mile wide at its widest point.
As we pulled up to the Frailey's home, they had decked out the car in Georgia Bulldogs gear. Wayne being the crazy Gator fan that he is, wouldn't ride in the car without making his own little alteration...
Ethan and Sam were great little backseat drivers.
We made it!
Our cozy little cabin
Our bay side view
Less than a block from our cabin was this gorgeous beach
with barely anyone on it.
A lot of our time was relaxing in our cabin. We played cards, puzzles, (not by me) cooked, ate (a lot), stayed up late hours of the night laughing, admired our view on the deck, and there may have been a couple of football games as well, that were a "requirement" for the trip. I had no complaints. The men however, were tempted to go to Walmart and buy a bigger TV, that's if there was a Walmart. Sorry men, I guess Piggly Wiggly needs to step up their game.
One of my favorite parts of our trip was when everyone was sleeping, Sam and I took a walk to the bay which was so calm and filled with oyster shells we could "skip" like rocks. We then headed on to the other side of the island, the gulf side, to take a long walk.
We spent much of our time in the water, obviously.
We tried out the local ice cream shop, "Eddies" Delish
Apalachicola was the quaint town next to our island. We spent two of our days there, only because we fell in love with it. As you drive over the bridge, you are surrounded by little oyster fishing boats, small trinket shops, and food that you could eat for days...
If you ever get the chance to go to Apalachicola, go to the Owl Cafe. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. We contemplated eating every meal here. We probably would have if it had been on St George Island itself.
We were able to attend church, and can I just say, this was the most ADORABLE building we had ever seen. I'm sure the 15 members of the branch thought we were crazy for taking a picture of it.
We headed on over to "Up the Creek Raw Bar" for a little lunch, which was rated highly for their oysters. I however, enjoyed the view more than the food.
Best travel partner ever. Love me some Jill
We ended our trip with one more stop to the beach just to say goodbye. It was very hard to leave. We have already talked about our next trip.
Best people around
St George Island, we'll be back.