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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

Island-Hopping Adventure on Three Barrier Islands: St. Simons, Sapelo, Jekyll

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Program #1384RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Eileen from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
This was a very good program, with an excellent mix of lectures and field trips. Our days were very busy, with one afternoon free so that we could have lunch on our own and relax, shop, or see a sight that the tour did not visit. On other days, we always returned to the hotel so that we had least an hour to relax before dinner. While not essential, having a car is nice as the hotel is not within easy walking distance of any stores or shopping. The hotel was very nice -- large rooms, views of the salt water marsh, refrigerator, with a screened-in porch included for most rooms. Our week was very hot and humid, so many of us took advantage of the resort swimming pool. Included in the holder with our name tag was the phone number of our coordinator and a small copy of the week's itinerary; this would be a good practice for all trips. Also, the hearing devices are a great addition to Road Scholar programs. It is so nice to be able to hear a presenter, even if one wanders away slightly from the group. The outside speakers were excellent, and contributed to our understanding of the culture, history, and ecology of the area. The final morning's presentation on "The Southern Woman" was a fun way to end the week. For me, the other highlight of the program was the trip on the converted shrimp boat to learn about (and to even hold) the many creatures that inhabit the waterways around the island. The food was good, although it would have been nice to have more choices at dinner or to at least know the day before what the entree would be. As always, one of the best parts of the program is meeting and getting to know so many fun people. This time our 35 participants came from 17 different states! I have written a blog about the program; the web address is http://emknesper.blogspot.com/. I can reaching through email at emknesper@gmail.com. Happy traveling!

Ronald from Marietta, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
This was my first experience with Road Scholars. If it is representative of other programs--and I have no reason to believe it isn't--I look forward to many more.

Pam from Pensacola, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
This was my first Road Scholar adventure and it surely will not be the last! The program was well thought out and organized. The educators were knowledgeable in their field and made learning the content very enjoyable. There was plenty variety in our activities and the other attendees were fun loving and like minded individuals. I truly got a lot of "bang for the buck" and I look forward to many explorations with Road Scholar.

Karen from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
An outstanding program that provides both very interesting lectures and field trips. Exceptional group leader who genuinely wants everyone to have a good time and learn something new.

Al from Clermont, FL Number of programs attended: 56
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
Don't miss this! These barrier islands are where a lot of our history began, and it's also where the fresh water hits the salt water. Some call it a swamp, but it is the marsh land where it all happens on a daily basis. You won't believe what you will all see.

Doris from Colorado Springs, CO Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
My husband and I enjoyed every moment of this program. Lodging was spacious and comfortable and meals were delicious. There were 37 Road Scholars in our bunch, and we enjoyed being with all of them. Transportation to each attraction was on a comfortable motorcoach. It would be difficult to decide which one of the presenters/field trips was best as each program was presented in an interesting way. The week just kept getting better and better. My personal favorite was the trip to Sapelo Island where a visit to the community of Hog Hammock allowed us to interact with the residents of that community, all descendents of the slaves who labored there on rice plantations before the Civil War. It was a privilege to meet the "matriarch" of the community, Cornelia Bailey, and to listen to her account of life on Sapelo. I purchased her book "God, Dr. Buzzard and the Bolito Man" and couldn't put it down until I had read every last word. Our coordinator, Rusty Fleming, had everything perfectly organized, including a surprise wine and cheese party. Nice touch, Rusty!

Natalie from Jackson, MS Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
This was an excellent program: It was well organized and stayed on track; the balance between lectures and excursions was perfect; the instructors were all good; the setting was beautiful.

Gerald from Canton, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Best group leader ever! Interesting and informative instructors. Beautiful weather and scenery. Put this trip on your bucket list!

Cathy from Huntsville, AL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/30/14 - 04/04/14
This was a beautiful and extremely interesting program with a nice variety of experiences. The staff was excellent and the accommodations very nice.

Mary from Nashville, TN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/21/14
One of the best organized and executed programs I've participated in. Everything about it was good: food and lodging, program coordinator, bus driver, instructors -- the whole ball of wax was outstanding! I was particularly grateful for the new listening devices they used. They were state of the art. I would highly recommend this program.

Rebecca from Candler, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
TERRIFIC trip,history,nature,boat trips,great leaders and trip guides.

Dick from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
Best of the best !!!! Do not miss to trip you will not be disappointed !!!

Frank from Plymouth, MI Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
You are never disappointed in a Road Scholar program.


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