Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jekyll Island Delta Hostel

What a fabulous weekend fifty-five DKG sisters had at Jekyll Island on the weekend of Oct. 18.  Personal Growth and Services Chair, Wanda McLaughlin and her team planned an amazing weekend filled with with fun, food, laughter, learning, and relaxation. Thank you Wanda and team Sheila Hawthorne, Ann Boswell, Susan Woods, and Kate Finch for making the weekend perfect in every way!

The weekend was weather perfect as we toured the Millionaires' Village that once was the playground of the Pulitzer's, Morgan's, Crane's, Rockefeller's, all the American elite of the later 1800's and into the turn of the century and beyond. The moss covered trees draped the island as we rolled on the trolley to see history unfold before our very eyes. Most impressive to me were the stained glass windows in the charming chapel by none other the Louis Comfort Tiffany.We also toured the Turtle Rescue Center and observed turtles currently thriving under the care of marine biologists in hope to release back to the shores of Jekyll.

Delicious food flowed all weekend as we started with a sit down dinner at Fin's on Friday night, a bountiful breakfast buffet at the Oceanside Inn on Saturday morning, picnic lunch provided by Alpha Alpha chapter, and a low country boil on Saturday evening along with a history lesson by a local professor Dr. Bagwell of the Coastal College of Georgia.

Members had free time to shop, tour the island on their own, bask in the sun, walk the beach, BUT I chose to rent a "Red Bug" electric cart and zoomed around the island with Judy Farrigan, Gail Ford, and Susan Woods. We laughed all the way and at every turn...what a perfect weekend it was!

Phi sisters show their DKG pride!

Touring Millionaire's Village!

Sea Turtle Rescue Center

Personal Growth Committee, L to R: Ann Boswell, Wanda McLaughlin, Sheila Hawthorne, Susan Woods
             Red Bug Ride with Prez McCall