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Monday, June 2, 2014

June Opens Up a Season of Fun

June always reminds me of a season of limitless possibilities.  I think that comes from our childhood, and the freedom we felt when we slung open those school doors and ran out like screaming banshees or banhees (haha) for the final time.  The summer had officially began. 

Visions of endless days soaking up the sun, riding the waves and water parks fill my head! I'm almost giddy thinking about it all.

When I got older and had my own child, Ty and I would spend all day at Summer Waves in Jekyll Island, Ga.  Sometimes it would be just me and him and other times we'd take friends for him to play with.  It didn't matter which because, it was always a blast.  We'd drive home worn out from a day of playing in the sun and water.  
*btw - this isn't a sponsored post, I just love Jekyll Island.

Do you ever get too old to enjoy a water park?  Not in my book!  I'd go tomorrow if I had the chance.  What I like about Summer Waves, besides on being a 1 hour drive from Jacksonville, FL, is it's location.  The park sits right on the marsh, which has a slow easy pace. It has a small town feel with big time fun!  Being off the beaten path you bypass the crowds of most other water parks.  Oh' there have been other parks, bigger parks but Summer Waves holds a special place in my heart.  Most likely on my death bed I'll be thinking of my happy memories with Ty there.

Jekyll Island is a unique taste of the old south.  It's a quaint little sleepy coastal area steeped in deep history and one of only four Georgia barrier islands. In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat for America's most elite families, known as the Jekyll Island Club.  For more than half a century, the nation's leading families, including the Rockefellers, Morgans, Pulitzers and Goulds came to Jekyll Island to secure an escape.  

I have the fondest memories of our parents taking us there to tour the old homes of the historical district or to just picnic among the old oak trees of the island.  Years later I did the same thing with my son.  I can't begin to count the number of times we've just taken, what my daddy would call a Sunday drive to ride the beautiful roads on the island.  You do know a Sunday drive can be taken on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday too, right? 

If you're ever in my neck of the woods, I encourage you to take the time to visit the Golden Isles of Georgia.  It's a place like no other, and it will take root in your mind, just like those old oak trees.  It's a place that I promise you will never forget. 

Happy Summer Dreamin' Y'all...

In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.
~ Psalm 5:3

1 comment:

  1. I've heard so much about Jeckyll Island, but haven't been there...yet. It's on my bucket list and I hope to visit there one day, especially after reading your blog post!