Posted on May 1, 2018
April 29, Sunday – Sunday morning we were treated to another great car tour, provided by Joe & Sue Molnar, to Jekyll Island and the vintage trailer exhibit. Beautiful drive over the Sidney Lanier Bridge. The whole island is a National Park so residential development is limited to 35% of the island. Joe stopped at various spots along the island to show us the different beach exposures and developments including the prestigious Jekyll Island Club where they were setting up a game of crocket. Driftwood Beach was unique and so beautiful looking more like an art exhibit than a beach. The telephone pictured here is purported to be the location of the first transatlantic telephone call. After our tour, we stopped for lunch at Marshside Grill; one of Joe & Sue’s favorites.
Sunday afternoon – On Sunday afternoons at the marina, the boaters have their own sponsored potluck dinner where everyone brings a dish, their own drink (if you don’t want the free beer) and your own plate / utensils. We decided to join in and we brought along pulled chicken sliders made in our new Instant Pot. We had heard about the Instant Pot at last year’s AGLCA Rendezvous and it truly is amazing. It is several cooking appliances in one. Saute, steamer, rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, etc. and makes meats, soups, desserts, stews and just about anything you want to make. And FAST! My casserole dish was empty so I guess it turned out okay.
April 30, Monday – Spent most of the day with chores; while I went off to do laundry, Bob and Dan started on the electronics upgrade and tackled the install of the new radar. We have decided to upgrade our 13 year old RayMarine electronics with new Garmin chart plotters and radar. Should be up and running in next couple of days.
May 1, Tuesday – Off to Fernandina Beach (FL) via our wonderful tour guides, Joe & Sue. Fernandina is about an hours drive from Brunswick. Had lunch with Jim Hurley who is the Chief of Police in Fernandina Beach. Jim has been the Chief there for 12 years and it was great hearing all about the community which is lovely and quaint. Their main street is like a mini Las Olas Blvd with shops and restaurants galore and beautiful beaches. Everyone in the group knew Jim from his days at FLPD and hence enjoyed seeing him again.