P.S. Jim, at exactly this time next week we will be boarding our plane home!! :D
My dad and stepmom flew in to visit this weekend – Saturday we drove up to Fort Lauderdale and puttered around the beach spying on gopher tortoises, watching dogs play in the surf and picking up sea glass: The weather has been so cool and beautiful here the last few days – We’re enjoying it while it lasts …
This past weekend, my lab-mate and I drove all the way up to Georgia so we could take transect samples along the Altamaha River. We bunked at the University of Georgia Marine Institute located on Sapelo Island.
The island itself is highly protected – Only a small community of individuals live there permanently, many of whom can trace their lineage back to slaves that were brought to the island during the early 19th century.
There are really no words to convey the beauty of this place, so I will just let the photos speak for themselves:
On Sunday, Jim and I drove up to Fort Lauderdale and explored the trails that wind through the tropical hammocks of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park …
… then we popped over to the beach for a little sand and sun. (How sexy is my windswept hair?)
Such a great way to spend an afternoon!
How was your weekend?