Bob and I went to Jekyll Island while TC & Taylor went to a
Skate Park in Jacksonville. After driving around the island and
having lunch we decided to take a tram tour. This picture
is after the tour while we were leaving the "Big Hotel".
In the beginning Jekyll Island was a place where the millionaires
built their summer homes. They would come down with their
servants for the summer. As time went on some of the servants
remained on the island year round. Above is a picture of one of the
mansions that have been restored. Sadly there are no remains
of the servants quarters.
Another restored house
A typical sign is front of restored houses
There is still an active croquet league in existence today. As is
customary when playing the game the participant must wear an
all white attire. Here on the island they take their croquet very,
very seriously. This picture is on the front lawn of the Big Hotel.
This is a view from what they call the
Millionaires Hallway of the hotel.
The day would not be complete without a picture
of the bar.
This is the formal dining in the hotel
A sidewalk leading up to one of the homes. Notice
the flowers in bloom along the walkway - at the
end of February! Imagine what this place must
look like in summer....
This is a picture of the Rockefeller's summer home.
The big front porch faces the ocean with a beautiful
view of the sunset. In all these homes they have kitchens
that were never used. All of the meals were prepared
up at the hotel and brought over to the house or
on a day/evening with no company the families
would take their meals at the hotel.
Cars were not allowed on the island. The reason
for going there was to get away from the
hustle and bustle. So people began using these
battery operated two seaters as a way to
get around. This one is in the Rockefeller's driveway.
Another look at the croquet players
enjoying their game on a sunny
winter day. Ah! the life of the
rich and famous.