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Georgia Barrier Islands

Just returned from a week long trip to the Georgia Coast line – the 17 islands that are there – we went to Jeykll, St Simon and Sapelo Islands – with an Elder Hostel group ( now called Road Scholar, dopey name) http://www.RoadScholarl.org great program. History of the rice growing plantations,the slavery and the Gullah from Sierra Leone, the wars with the French, British, and Spanish – and the Civil War aspect. Beatuful live oak trees – some hundreds of years old – with yards of Spanish Moss floating down from them. Stayed at a lovely golf resort – http://wwwSeaPalmsresort.com= bus to take us around – Jekyll island -the former homes of the famous and rich during the late 1800’s = the Newport, Saratoga and NYC and Pittsburgh millionaires – before the Florida resorts opened up – St Simon island and Fort Frederica and all the history there – the lighthouse histories – amazing. Small group – 16 = mostly retired teachers – all interesting and interested …makes for a very pleasant and interesting group. Plus the great naturalist that accompanied us on our trips –


 

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