More of St. Marys

One of my favorite things to do is take a drive with my camera and see what there is to see.

I can’t really describe why taking the camera seems to make all the difference, but it does. It turns a casual looksee into an experience. A bona fide, documented, memorable adventure. It makes me feel less like a tourist and more…legit. A legit what, I’m not sure. But legit nonetheless.

I highly recommend giving it a try.

Don’t get me wrong, the camera is not a prerequisite. We’ve always hopped in the car and started driving, just to see where we might end up. Like one Sunday morning years ago, still dressed in our pajamas and on an early morning coffee and newspaper run, we ended up in another state.

It happens.

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia

St Marys Georgia
This little road trip to St. Marys was a lot of fun. Not dance-on-a-table kind of fun; more like push-a-baby stroller-in-the-sunshine kind of fun. But still, fun all the same.

I mentioned earlier that St. Marys is the second oldest city in the US behind St. Augustine and we had a good time checking out the dates on all the old buildings.

The church? 1847. The B & B’s? 1872 and 1885. Wild, right?

It always boggles my mind to think about the history under your feet wherever you are, but especially in a place that is so, so old. Plus, my imagination runs wild most of the time anyway, and all I could think about while we were there was this.

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Scarecrows wearing coconut shells

“Go to St. Marys to see the scarecrows.”

We’ve been hearing about St. Marys and the fall scarecrows since we moved to these parts, so last weekend we finally did it. We went. To St. Marys, Georgia, to see the scarecrows.

Guess what else is in St. Marys? It’s where you catch the ferry to Cumberland Island, the National Seashore where JFK, Jr.got hitched. Cool? We thought so too!

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

I thought Florida had the market cornered on coconut-shell-bra-wearing snow women. 
Well, looks like the snow women in GA wear coconut shells too.

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

A super-busty golden pineapple. Va va voom.

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

Potty humor never gets old. The boys had to pose with the scarecrow on a toilet.
Had to.

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

My hubby said he can totally relate to this scene. Here they are, staying at a nice B&B, the husband’s dressed in his silky pajamas, holding an empty wine bottle, ready to get frisky and the wife is…asleep.
*For the record, I don’t know what he’s talking about. Ahem.*

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows

Gypsy Soul,St. Mary's GA Scarecrows
In order to ride the ferry over to Cumberland Island, you have to make reservations pretty far in advance. Since we have a ton of family coming to stay with us for Thanksgiving, we want to surprise them with reservations and all go together while they’re here. I can’t wait. It will be so much fun.

By the way, did you know that St. Marys is the second oldest city in the continental US behind St. Augustine? Nope? Neither did I, until we made this visit. So here’s the teaser: there are more photos of St. Marys and her historic buildings to come.

But I just had to show you the scarecrows first. 

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