Well, that’s what I found in Tybee Island.
In 2011, Spring Break fell on the week of Saint Patrick’s Day. So, I décidé to go “all out” while still in the USA. And when a Chicagoan says, “all out,” she means “to a warm climate with a beach”
I found myself wading in the Océan Atlantique in Mars!
It was meant to be…
Why wasn’t I a Tybee resident already?
Oh wait…there are alligators. That’s why.
But, the alligators didn’t stop me from stuffing my face with fresh craw-fish and enjoying all Tybee has to offre!
5 Raisons to Munch on Craw-Fish in Tybee Island:
- Sunny weather. Georgia can get quite humide in the mois de l’été, or summer months, which makes eating craw-fish outside with nature not so thrilling. So, there’s no better way to shrug off that humidité than relaxing on Tybee Island with a plate full of craw-fish.
- Seclusion. Tired of eating in overly crowded beach restaurants? Tybee Island is a wonderful vacation destination; however, it’s not as popular as The Hilton Head, for exemple (which is close by).
So, eating a bucket full of craw-fish with only a few vacationers is the norm.
- Eating with ‘Gators. At The Crab Shack, one can eat alongside real alligators! There’s nothing more thrilling than eating craw-fish next to several alligators.
- Endless amounts of craw-fish overlooking Chimney Creak, which leads into the Océan Atlantique. The breathtaking vue of the creak enables patrons to eat in paix and tranquillité.
- Fun without the endless crowds. At The Crab Shack, there’s a mixture of fun and food.
A mélange of both gives this restaurant a relaxed, southern atmosphere, which makes dîner that much more enjoyable.
Aside from alligators, beaches, and craw-fish, Tybee Island is known for its lighthouses – spécifiquement, the Tybee Island Lighthouse.
The Tybee Island Light Station has been in place for over 270 years. General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, had the lighthouse made.
I made it up (and down) the 178 stairs…
…to see the vue of Tybee Island.
Across from the lighthouse rests the Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland.
Once home to Fort Screven during the Spanish-American War, this fort was turned into a musée.
Everything from pirate paraphernalia…
to military effects…
to carnaval rides…
to the Océan Atlantique…
can be viewed at this musée.
To some, the point of a vacances is to relax;
to others it’s to raise your blood pressure doing thrilling activités.
I will always remember this trip to Tybee Island as one where my parents could relax for a change.
If you ever find yourself in Tybee Island, don’t forget to enjoy the craw-fish and the alligators among the lighthouses and beaches. ♦
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.
- Forward: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Chapitre 1: A Mariage in Jacksonville Beach, FL
- Chapitre 2: An Encounter Célèbre in Savannah, GA
- Chapitre 3:
DartToothpick Throwing in Memphis, TN
- Chapitre 4: Sleepy Seals in San Diego, CA
- Chapitre 5: A Taste of the Sweet Soleil on Mission Beach in San Diego, CA
- Chapitre 5 1/2: Images from San Diego, CA
- Chapitre 6: Filipino Fast-Food in National City, CA
- Chapitre 7: An Amazing Aventure in Anaheim, CA
- Chapitre 8: A Célébrité Sighting in Hollywood, CA
- Chapitre 9: Around the World in Las Vegas, NV
- Chapitre 10: Happily Hula Dancing in Honolulu, HI
- Chapitre 11: Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA
- Chapitre 12: A Dauphin Sighting in Panama City Beach, FL
- Chapitre 13: A Thrilling Tubing Expérience in Knoxville, TN
- Chapitre 14: Alligators, Craw-Fish, & a Lighthouse in Tybee Island, GA
- Chapitre 15: St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, GA
- Chapitre 16: A Milestone in Memphis, TN
- Chapitre 17: Abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France
- Chapitre 18: Nothing but Nifty Beaches and Musées in Nice, France
- Chapitre 19: A Day of Soleil and a Yellow Submarine in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- Chapitre 20: Parfait Scents of Lavande in Eze, France
- Chapitre 21: Déception in Saint-Tropez, France
- Chapitre 22: Climbing through the Château in the Comte of Monte Cristo in Marseille, France
- Chapitre 23: Peddle Boating in Les Gorges du Verdon, France
- Chapitre 24: An Adventure Afoot in Lourmarin, France
- Chapitre 25: Modern Art Found in a Castle in Lacoste, France