Kris Moye Visits St. Simons Island

Last week Kris Moye, a friend from Ohio, came down to spend part of the week with us.  It was wonderful to see her and show her the sights.

Kris Moye flew in to Savannah and arrived late Monday evening.  On Tuesday she slept in a little and then came up to Fort Frederica National Monument to see us at work.  I was working at the desk and was able to talk to her a little, but she also had to amuse herself quite a bit.  She went on Linda’s town tour and watched Tom and Tim’s musket firing demonstration.  Then she checked out the museum and walked on the nature trail.  It was a beautiful day to be outside and Kris made the most of it.

At the concert

After work, Kris picked us up and we went to Zuzu’s for a hamburger.  Tom had been wanting one ever since the previous Tuesday when we ate there for the first time.  The burgers were just as good the second time.  Then we went to the February Festival concert.  It was a wonderful violinist, Claudia Schaer, who played a variety of music.

Wednesday was our big exploring day.  We picked up Kris Moye and headed for Jekyll Island.  Although we did a lot of things Tom and I have done before, we had a great time doing them with Kris.  We took a long walk on Driftwood Beach and spent some time watching ships.  The biggest ship-watching event around here lately is the overturned cargo ship in the sound.  There are always crowds of people taking pictures of it.

Playing croquet on the Jekyll Island Club lawn
Tortuga Jack’s
Watching ships
Driftwood beach
Jekyll Island

Then we walked out on the pier at Jekyll and watched more ships move back and forth.  It was a warm and sunny day and Kris hadn’t brought any short-sleeved shirts.  We looked in several shops for a suitable souvenir t-shirt.  She found one at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, another place we were happy to visit again.  We ate lunch at Tortuga Jack’s and all enjoyed the meal very much.

The last place we went on Jekyll was the Historic District but we only looked at the mansions from the outside.  We stopped in several of of the shops to look around.  I wanted to go to the Goodyear Cottage which houses the Jekyll Island Arts Association.  It was full of beautiful paintings and sculptures.  I wanted to go there because I heard a weaving guild met there on Wednesday afternoons.  But the lady at the desk wouldn’t let me go up to see what they were doing unless I paid $30 for a membership.  I didn’t want to buy a membership unless I talked to them first.  So I finally gave up and left.  They did have some lovely samples of handweaving in the store.

Pier Park on St Simons

After our full day on Jekyll we did a little more ship watching from Liberty Park and from the Pier Park on St. Simons.  Even though it was 6 p.m. we were all too full from lunch to have supper.  We had dessert for supper (more on that next week) and then Kris ordered a crab cake from Barbara Jean’s for later.  We checked out her hotel (more next week) and then said goodnight.

Tom had to work on Thursday – another school group – so Kris and I walked around Pier Village and checked out the fun shops.  Then we had lunch at a new restaurant.  We talked so long I was surprised it was almost time for her to head back to Savannah when we were done.

We love having visitors on St. Simons and are so glad that Kris Moye was able to visit for several days.  It was fun to show off this wonderful area and I am thankful we had two very nice days to be outside.