Thursday, June 7, 2012

An all-girls beach get-away!

Last Friday, 8 girls left at 3AM for Tybee Island,Georgia which is 30 minutes from Savannah.  This was a celebratory trip for a friend that had been diagnosed with breast cancer last year and is now in remission.  It was great to get away and relax for a few days on the beach.

 On Saturday I got up and ran 1 mile around 9:30am!  It was already hot and running on the sand is not too easy.

The beach was empty, with the exception of my finger! Oops!

Found this guy washed up during my morning run

The rest of the day was spent at the beach, getting fried.  My back is now all nice and peely. :(

These flew overhead all day long

 We ate at the Crab Shack that night. It was an awesome restaurant with open air seating.  We tried crawfish and mussels.  I liked the mussels, they tasted like crab. I wasn't too fond of the crawfish, they didnt seem to have much taste. Maybe I wasn't doing it right

They also had drinks in a coconut.  They just put a regular paper cup with the drink down in it, but it was still fun to say I had a coconut drink.  

On Sunday the tide was so low that we could walk almost to the mainland from the island.  We saw several horseshoe crabs along the way. 

The boat table.  Sadly we didnt get to eat in it, but we did hop in for a picture.

view from the restaurant on Sunday

early morning sunrise on Monday


  1. It looks so beautiful there! I saw something about Tybee on House Hunters or something like that. Looks like a fun place to be! And great things to celebrate!!

  2. Looks lovely! I need a beach vacation stat!

  3. Looks like it was a good time:) Question about your beach running, did you wear shoes and was it on the sand? We are going to Flordia in about 3weeks and can't wait to try out some beach running!!

  4. Looks like a fabulous weekend! And WOOHOOOOOOO for your friend being in remission!

    Now about this turtle farm on Grand Cayman... we went there. And it literally brought me to tears. I thought it was a preserve, there to help with the population. Nuh-uh. They only release a very, very small percentage of the baby turtles. (Some of the adults have lived in those small concrete pools since the 70s for no other reason than to breed.) The rest are sold to local restaurants for their meat. It made me sick. The only thing standing between me and veganism is occasional honey and a tiny bit of cheese, and to know that I was basically in a slaughterhouse made me ill. We left immediately.