Tim and I became adoptive parents today. . .of two sea turtles. After catching a free shuttle trolley to Jekyll Island’s historic district, we visited the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. What a wonderful facility. The center is Georgia’s first sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education facility and provides state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles.
|Turtle Stepping Stones|
|Treating a New Patient|
The center has an adoption program, and two sea turtles that had been at the facility since last summer still had not been adopted. Their stories were so sad, but their recovery was going so well that Tim and I decided to adopt both Karen and Test. We’ll be able to follow their progress and hopefully see them released back into the wild. We haven’t yet told Kitty that she now has a half sister and brother.
Jekyll Island is really a fascinating place. It’s a beautiful barrier island off the coast of Georgia, with lovely beaches and an amazing historic district. The Jekyll Island Club was established in 1886 as one of the most exclusive social clubs in the United States. Members included the Astors, Vanderbilts, Pulitzers, Morgans and McCormicks, and these families built “cottages” to enjoy during the post-Christmas season. Here, members could relax and enjoy the "country life" in their seaside resort.
|Indian Mound Cottage|
|Most of the Cottages Are Located Along Riverview Drive|
|Stately Live Oak Tree|
|Jekyll Island Club Hotel|
|A Game of Croquet on the Lawn in Front of the Hotel|
|We Couldn't Leave Georgia Without Feasting on Peel 'n' Eat Shrimp at the Rah Bar|