Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jekyll Island, Georgia

I'm out of town for the beginning of March visiting family so you'll notice a few new faces around the blog. Today, I'm excited to bring you an east coast travel post to celebrate my visit home. Please go visit Cate's blog after reading her post!



Hey The Coastie Couple friends! I'm Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl!

My blog is about the randoms of my life with the crafts that I have done along the way! My husband, Mr. RCGG, and I love to travel! We are always looking for adventure no matter where we go! So when Pam said that she would love a travel post from the East Coast for The Coastie Couple I knew that I had to share a couple of our favorite places with you!

Mr. RCGG and I love beaches! Anywhere that we can feel the sand and waves on our feet turn into great memories for us! We have been going to our favorite place, Jekyll Island Georgia, for about five years. There's something magical about this place that makes you happy! You know the saying Go to your happy place? That's my happy place! My husband and I were married on the beach in 2012. It was one of my most favorite days of my life!
 
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It is a place we will continue to go back to every year! It is a very family friendly and historical island. There are several historical sites on the island. Horton House was owned by William Horton. He was granted Jekyll Island by the trustees of the colony of Georgia. His first house was destroyed by a fire, so he rebuilt the home in 1743 and it still stands today.


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In 1907, several banks in America collapsed. People withdrew funds for fear of unwise investments and misuse of money. As a result of this collapse the Federal Reserve was founded on Jekyll Island in 1910. Disguised as a duck hunt, the men talked about a way to restructure America's banking system to possibly eliminate another economic panic. After ten days of debating about what they wanted for the economy, the men finally went on the duck hunt! Jekyll Island was where the first transcontinental phone call took place. This phone call was the first call to be placed from the east coast to the west coast. It occurred in January of 1915.

 The Jekyll Island Club was an elite group of our country's old time millionaires like J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Joseph Pulitzer, and William K. Vanderbilt. The men used the island as a retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle of their every day big business life.The Jekyll Island historic district is now a beautiful village that has several cottages built by members of the club, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel that was the club's elite meeting place, and the museum where you can learn about all the history of the island.

Jekyll Island is a very family friendly vacation. There's golf courses, a water park, a mini golf course, and of course beaches. If you have been looking for a new place to vacation then I'm sure you will love Jekyll Island just as much as we do!

Please stop by Cate's blog, Random Crafty Georgia Girl and say hi! She'll be back again this summer for a very special project that we're working on. In fact, I encourage you to visit our blog again on Friday to find out all of the details for our summer project and how you can get involved!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to post for you! I love having you as a friend and I'm looking forward to more posts for you! :)

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