Chris Nowicki

Chris Nowicki

“I remember that first marsh walk very, very well. I was a little scared I would see an alligator but I think I had watched too much ‛Crocodile Hunter.’ There were hundreds of fiddler crabs running everywhere, and we came back covered in mud ……

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Debra Hughes

Debra Hughes

“Everything took on a new perspective, since this was the first time in my life I was unable to walk. I looked at every building and event with a new eye to how I was going to get in and out. But I enjoyed my…

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Gracie Weber

Gracie Weber

“I like to watch them swim away. I’ve seen two get loosed [released]. They swim fast in the water, but on the land they are slow. Sometimes Dr. Terry [Norton, of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center] has to give them a push to get them…

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Fannin Family

Fannin Family

“At our peak we had seventy-five people; usually it’s around fifty-five. We have the same campsites every year. Some tent camp; others have pop-ups, RVs, or sleep in hammocks in the trees. When we get there, we start a campfire the first night and keep…

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My Jekyll - Lisa Hammett

Lisa Hammett

“There’s not a bad place to run on the island. We run on the coast, on the bike path. . . . The oak trees are enormous, and with the Spanish moss, you feel like you’re running through a jungle. We like to run on…

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My Jekyll – Jennifer Vinge

Jennifer Vinge

“Our dogs are water dogs; they love the beach as much as I do. We have to hold them back from running into the ocean. Even our oldest, Darcy, who is twelve, wants to run right into the water. But they also like to dress…

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My Jekyll Jessica Ivey

Jessica Ivey

“David knew I wanted to get married here one day. My family has been coming to Jekyll for fifty years, ever since my grandmother drove her six kids down every summer from Elmira, New York. I remember my mom and aunts doing French braids and…

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My Jekyll Monica Pearson

Monica Pearson

“What I love about Jekyll Island is the peace. There’s a cap on development. It’s always going to be pristine beaches and not a lot of commercial business. I love that I can get on my bike and ride and maybe not run into anybody…

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