Flying Delta to Quiet Islands
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]We all miss things that we loved to do before the covid crisis. Some things more than others, of course. What I miss[ed] most was: flying Delta and visiting quiet islands. I don’t miss them anymore though because over Memorial Day weekend I got my fix by flying Delta to BQK (Jekyll and St. Simons).
— Air travel is back with cleaner cabins than before. Did you notice over the last few years that aircraft seats, tray tables, magazines, etc. were a tad less than sanitized? Not any more…all things fuselage are spic and span! —
I left on Sunday before Memorial Day. Hartsfield-Jackson was virtually empty. Get this, I got in a Lyft and arrived at the busiest airport in the world, dropped a bag, cleared security, trained to concourse D, and used the bathroom twice in exactly 40 minutes. Speedy indeed.
Jeff and I settled in on the top floor of the original tower / Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The atmosphere was almost normal. The main ballroom dining area was closed, valet services were unavailable and our room wasn’t serviced daily but other than those, it was near business as usual.
The pool was active with socially-compliant people lounging about. The [open] restaurants were pulsing with seafood-loving customers and bikes (my favorite!) were abundant. Ahh, a semblance of a normal, calm, relaxing life returning.
Driftwood beach is a quiet, protected, and interesting part of Jekyll island. Odd trees, and limbs “drift” upon it. Walking along it is private, peaceful and very calm. We’ve only passed a couple of people over all the years we’ve visited combined. The shore line takes you along the southern tip of the island where Cumberland Island can be seen in the distance.
We also visited Jeff’s high school, Glynn Academy, in Brunswick. The school is the oldest public high school in the United States (1788) and the campus resembles a university (it looks nothing like my high school in Aloha, Oregon!). I moved to Oregon from Georgia (4th grade) and missed the Georgia school system very much. Walking around Glynn reminded me how much and how I used to dream of moving back to Georgia.
So, ya, it’s good to be returning to uplifting, familiar activities that I/we love to do. Especially given the unGodly news and images on tv lately. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. It’s disgusting and disturbing and renders me speechless. God help us all.
Thank you for reading!
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