I still have journaling for this page. I will make a 6 x 12 journaling card to add to the center of the two-page layout. I used everything Ali Edwards, including some of her story kits that I subscribe to.
Jeff surprised me when he came home early one Friday afternoon, May 25, 2012 and asked if I was ready to go. Wearing leisurely clothes for our date that was beginning much earlier than normal, and Jeff not telling me anything, we headed out east towards the ocean.
Our first stop was the big surprise. We made it in time for one of the last dolphin tours of the day. I WAS SO EXCITED! A dolphin tour had been on one of those 'I want to do before...' lists for a very long time and while we have lived in Savannah for many years, and drive by the dolphin tour places many times, we just had never done it. I truly believe Jeff enjoyed my excitement as much as the dolphin tour itself.
And we saw dolphins. The tour lasted almost an hour and we saw numerous pairs of dolphins scattered about the tributaries and waterways our tour guide ventured to lead us. Ok, so the photos didn't come out great, and next time we'll take the big camera, but honestly, while I loved seeing the dolphins and want that experience again, it was the special afternoon, the surprise, the building excitement, the entire date night that I loved most.
After our dolphin sighting adventure, knowing without a doubt we had to have more of these kinds of adventures, we heading onto Tybee Island proper towards our favorite eatery on the island, A.J.'s Dockside Restaurant. It's name is perfect as it is a dockside restaurant with tables scattered about the deck leading onto the pier where various boats and jet skis have pulled up and docked, some of whom slip into eat at A.J.'s. Oh, that would be another fun adventure: slip into a dock, hop off a boat, climb onto the pier, and walk into A.J.'s Dockside Restaurant from the waterway to enjoy one of their choice appetizers or southern main courses.
I drank a beer. Yep, truly, I did. And it was good!! One beer about does me in, seriously.
And the food: For an appetizer, Shrimp and Grits with a Cajun cream sauce, to die for good! After this yumminess we each chose our own fair for a leisurely, conversation-filled dinner, enjoyed the amazing weather outside on the dock watching the sun set across the waters, past the marshes and land and over the horizon.
After dinner we finished out our evening with a jaunt on the beach, listening to the surf, feeling the spray of the water as it splashes our feet, smelling the thick, salty air, and holding hands and more conversation. A glorious date. One that needs to be re-visited - our at least something like it.