Trixie took her first vacation since 2013 this past week. We stayed on St. Simons Island in Georgia. Fantastic place!
SSI is known to be very dog-friendly and we did find that to be the case.
We met a bunch of other great people and dogs, both travelers and locals. We were having lunch one afternoon at Sandcastle Cafe when two women walked into the seating area and one of them said, “Is that Trixie?!” We had met this woman the day before on the beach. Turns out she had lost her black lab, Megan, a bit ago to cancer. Getting to see and pet Trixie was a source of comfort for her. Dogs are the eternal icebreaker, making people into friends that otherwise would not have glanced twice at each other.
We also met a young couple with their therapy dog, who was very young and still in training. Sorry that we did not get any of their names. Sweet couple and sweet pup!
On one occasion while we were walking around in the village, we heard someone call out as they were driving by, “Trixie!”. It’s funny when your dog has more friends than you do, lol! This was a couple we’d met one early morning on the beach, with their yellow lab named Tripp. They had helped Trix to get over her fear of the ocean. Trixie is fine going into ponds and even lakes, but has always been a bit afraid of the ocean. There is something about the water coming back in towards her and making a roaring sound that chases her out. Her new friends were so patient and encouraging with her and even gifted her with a blue bouncy ball. By the end of the trip, she was comfortable going in a short distance. Thank you, Kathy, Randy & Tripp! We do hope to see you again!!
It was such a nice trip! So relaxing. Eric and I both agree that St. Simons is our favorite of all the beachy places we have been to together (Outer Banks, Cape Canaveral, Kiawah Island, Maryland’s Quiet Waters, even California). It was just so laid back and of course, dog-friendly! I will try to post some additional photos from our trip soon.
What is your favorite dog-friendly vacation spot?