If I could go anywhere, I would go to . . .


Tybee Island, Georgia, is the most wonderful beautiful place to be and the place where, if we can get away, we get away to.

Jesse made this in school after our first trip to Tybee.

Vash made this one this week.

It reads, for those not experienced in reading Vash’s writing:

This creature reminded me of a piggybank and a shark and a robot.  The teeth like a shark, the body of a piggy bank and the other stuff like a robot.  It has wings and rocket boosters to help it fly.  The creature is taking me to tybee.

That is money coming out of the creature’s back side that is dropping into his bag so we can go there.  There is no one else like Vashua.

In going through my pictures of Tybee I realized that there are just too many to show you everything about Tybee in one post, so today I am just going to show you the boy’s favorite part of Tybee – which is the ocean.

Tybee Island is the barrier island to Savannah – my other favorite place.  It has 3 miles of continuous beach from the North Beach to the South Beach.  We are partial to the North Beach – fewer people and more shells!! The beach is separated from the homes on the North end by these great sand dunes that you are not allowed to walk on.  They have piers built which cross over the dunes for folks to walk on to get to the beach.  Our dear friend Dan Akin rents us a townhouse for the week when we go there which is set right at the end of one of those piers.  The townhouse is raised with two decks to look out at the ocean.

When we are in Tybee we get up in the morning and walk the beach looking for shells, watching the pelicans and looking for dolphins.  Then everyone comes back, grabs some food and changes into bathing suits and off they go to the beach.

There are lots of little broken shells in areas on the beach so everyone wears swim shoes.

Markus is my fish.

He’s always underwater – swimming – handstands – going after his brothers . . . .

Last year he was working on how to float.

Jess just works on getting the swimming part down.

Vash can usually be found with Uncle Chip

If we did nothing else for the entire week than just go to the ocean and stay at the townhouse the family would be happy.  Everyone gets along in Tybee.

There is so much more we do there though and so much more to show which I will do in later posts.  There is still our fishing trip to Little Tybee and Savannah to show you all.  Right now we don’t think we can go this year – but you never know what life holds in the future.  Just holding the possibility in my heart for now.  I will end this with one of my very favorite pictures of my boys from Tybee.  Chip doesn’t know it but Markus was stalking him from the back and about to pounce on him when this picture was taken.

I love Tybee.

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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