Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tybee Island Vacation

Our vacation last week at Tybee Island, GA was wonderful! Our condo was TINY, but it was right on the beach, so the kids had a great time. We even saw Miss Miley Cyrus who is filming her new movie, "The Last Song" on the island this summer! (My seven year old was so close that she almost could touch her if she had tried.) I've got pictures of her, the movie set, as well as shots of my daughter's meet (she did great!!) that I will post at a later time. Today I wanted to share some BEACH PICTURES. : )
Beach time was so much fun! Tons of crabs though, we even had a few hitchhikers to our room. (Ugh.) One morning shrimp were jumping all over the sand that were left from the high tide. The tides there were crazy. Something was going on astronomically this week, and every night high tide would peak above 10 feet and the highway connecting Savannah with Tybee would flood. We had to stay on top of high tide since it changed every day, and we almost didn't make it back the night of my daughter's meet. Dolphins would swim right outside of our condo every day. (REALLY close to shore!) Shrimp boats were constantly going by our condo and these attracted them. We were also near the mouth of the Savannah River, so we saw HUGE cargo ships coming to and leaving port every day.

A family from our gym stayed at our condo as well, and the kids had a BLAST playing with them every day!

This was the first night at the beach, only steps away from our condo.

Getting some SUN! Silly me, I missed the backs of my legs with our spray on sunscreen and I was hurting the next morning.

We climbed to the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, which was beautiful! It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. We also toured the lightkeepers home, which dated back a few hundered years.

Looking down!

This is at the public beach our last night there. The surf was very different...we saw wind surfers which was neat to watch. A few couple got stuck on a sand bar when the tide went up...they finally just jumped in and swam to shore, it was crazy to watch because the currents were so strong they ended up pretty far down the beach.

Daddy and daugher. This is also one of the locations the movie was filmed at. At first they set up a carnival, and then they filmed at a home for a few days. That last night the crews were setting up a new set on the beach. We also went to a Wildlife Center which was enjoyable and a Dolphin Cruise. We ate tons of boiled seafood, and I'm so sick of it now! I guess the "Low Country Boil" is the popular dish around those parts. We went to the Crab Shack one night were we got to feed alligators. We also went to Uncle Bubba's, who is a relative of Paula Dean's. We didn't go to her restruarant in Savannah, but Uncle Bubba's was great! I will post more on our trip and pictures later!

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