Then we headed to Saint Mary's, GA where we stayed the nights while visiting Cumberland Island in the daytime. Cumberland Island is a relatively deserted, with privately owned lots. However, the majority of the beach and island has been donated to the U.S. Parks Service.
The Carnegie's owned all of the island at one point. Their remnants are still there.
The island is full of wild animal life. I saw an armadillo. My mom was so tired she thought an armadillo was Gila monster. Needless to say, it was 90 degrees. There was lots of walking and bugs. I also saw a manatee, a jelly fish, wild horses, and lots of live oak trees covered in moss alongside palm trees.
Last year, I spent my birthday at a funeral. This year, at the beach; what a difference a year makes?