As I am sitting at home in Tennessee willing the snow to melt, it seems like an appropriate time to look back on one of my favorite days in Jekyll Island. The sand at Jekyll is hard packed unlike more traditional white sand beaches. Fortunately, this makes it the perfect surface for bikes and more ideal for running. There is also a bike path running almost the entire length of the island making it an ideal place to park your car and only use it if you need to go inland.
Most hotels on Jekyll Island offer their own bike rentals. Depending on what you are looking for, you can rent them for a few hours or usually about $20 a day. Rather than using that money on bikes we would never use again, I figured I could find myself something on Craigslist. Wes is an avid mountain bike rider; but after his last collegiate season his bike was looking a little rough. I jokingly sent him a listing for two matching beach cruisers thinking that I was the only one who would think it was adorable. He was actually super into the idea so now we are the proud owners of some shiny red Schwinns.
In my mind's eye these pictures are how I see myself. I would like to think that I usually look like a vintage photograph come to life, but I'll admit I'm not nearly coiffed enough for such a distinction. But with my trusty red scarf tied in my hair and not a care in the world, I was happy to make that fantasy come true for my favorite day of vacation.
Other than the perfect surface for riding our bikes, Jekyll offered some pretty spectacular views as well: