Sunset at the Pier
I have an acute case of Post Island Vacation Syndrome. When my husband first suggested going to St. Simons Island, I have to admit I was skeptical. The thought of cramming 8 people, including 6 rambunctious kids, into a van and traveling from Central Kentucky to the Georgia coast did not sound appealing. As the trip neared, I tried focusing on the photo-ops. I imagined beautiful sunsets and a new family photo to hang on the wall.
In keeping with Rickert tradition, nothing ever goes as planned. On the morning of the trip, I dutifully handed out the Dramamine for the drive. Who knew we would have such a bad reaction? Three vomiting before we even left the state! I thought my nightmare was coming true. To my surprise, once we settled in the rest of the trip went pretty smoothly.
There is an old saying on the island, "Once you get St. Simons sand in your shoes, like the tide you will return again and again." After spending a week on its shores, I have to believe this is true. I can't imagine not returning and would go back tomorrow if I could!
I am not a morning person, but once I took in my first sunrise on St. Simons I was hooked. There is no better way to start the day than watching the first streaks of light dance across the sky and water. Add in the ocean breeze, birds chirping and the sound of the waves and it is just magical.
Sunrise on "our" beach near the King and Prince Resort
Sunrise at Gould's Inlet-Spectacular!
For your morning meditation, =) sunrise on East Beach, St. Simons Island.