Monday, October 5, 2015

Shrimp & Grits Festival

You know you live in the south when there is a Shrimp & Grits Festival! LOL...
This festival was held on Georgia's Jekyll Island. I've wanted to go for a couple years now but have not made it for one reason or another until this year. 

Parking was at the local municipal airport & charter buses shuttled us all to the festivities, this was the boys' first time on a bus & they LOVED it!

We see these big chairs all over the place, the boys finally got a chance to climb up in one

There was a huge fun zone for the kids, the boys spent most of their time on this double slide

After bouncing & sliding to their little hearts content we headed off to find some shrimp & grits... We didn't make it very far though before the boys found some face painters & just had to be made into some super heros.

Kellan as Captain America

Caden as Spiderman

and Garren as Captain America

It had gotten quite hot and quite crowded at the festival by this time. It was very hard to navigate 3 kids through the crowds for food so we called it a day & headed back to our car. The boys enjoyed their front row view on the bus ride back to the parking lot.

Donna & I would have loved to have tried some of the local cuisine & we would have really enjoyed checking out the artisans at the festival. This is why I mentioned earlier that next year, we may leave the boys behind & go alone. We really do love taking them along but they are at an age that is difficult for shopping & sightseeing beyond children's events right now. It was a fun day for them though & I'm happy we finally made it to the festival.

1 comment:

  1. A shrimp festival sounds like so much fun! I love the face painting!



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