3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, February 15-18

By: Willow13 , 7:39 PM GMT on December 21, 2012

Thank You to Toby Skinner and the Wunderground.com Team!
We were on "Cloud Nine" the whole weekend because of your thoughtful, kind, and generous support of our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos Meet-up! It was awesome that you sent Meteorologist, Alan T. Groundhog to each of us, to keep us informed with his "paws-on" weather predictions using the revolutionary wunderground.com forecasting model.

Thank You to Eric Garvey, Jekyll Island Marketing Director, for the delightful gift bags and mementos to treasure. Everyone was totally enchanted with Jekyll Island, "The Nearest Faraway Place"! Check out the Jekyll Island Media Lounge

Thank You to Ben Carswell, Jekyll Island Conservation Director, for giving us the opportunity to see "Chasing Ice" and to Jekyll Island for hosting this film in partnership with the EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia Sea Grant, and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Program.

Thank You to Cricket Elrod for helping us plan our luncheon at the Courtyard at Crane!

Thank You to all our attendees and our hosts and hostesses! Thank You to all our WunderFriends worldwide who joined us on WunderPhotos!!! Laura/SunsetSailor and I, Dorothy/Willow13, are so grateful for your enthusiastic support!!


2013 WunderPhotos Meet-up Attendees
Leslie/dixiedaughter
Durward/AUphoto
Marijka/gatorgal and her husband, Mil
Carol/SKERT
Cecile/CecileWNC
Gary/Railheel and his wife, Debbie
Kathy/ChrisAnthemum and her husband, Frank
Gayle/swampteach and her husband, Tandy
Brenda/dosrios and her husband, Don
Shane/idzrvit and family




Thank You So Much to the WunderPhotographers who joined us in person and online!!
The WunderPhotos® Community is absolutely the BEST, rain or shine, hot or cold!!!! We love weather! It was unusually cold this weekend, but because we were treated to the premier of the Jekyll Island Green Screen movie, Chasing Ice, we were inspired by National Geographic photographer James Balog to not be wimps when our lows were in the 30s instead of our usual night-time lows of only 45-55 degrees!

Members of the Surfrider Foundation-Atlanta Chapter also attended the movie event! This was a great event that delightfully coincided with our annual WunderPhotos® meet-up!! There was standing room only with 800+ attendees viewing this amazing film! I'm so proud of the wonderful support for this amazing film!
Thank You to Ben Carswell, Jekyll Island Authority Conservation Director! Jekyll Island hosted this exciting evening in partnership with the EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia Sea Grant, and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve – Coastal Training Program.

Check out SunsetSailor's WunderBlog for photos taken this weekend!




Link to Jekyll Island/St Simons Island, GA weather

Check out Comment #20 for 3 links to the WunderPhotos® from the Meet-ups/Gatherings at Gold Beach and Jekyll Island.

Plans for our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, President's Day week-end, February 15-18, are complete. Our awesome planning committee volunteers for this event have all attended our WunderPhotos® Meet-ups from the beginning! Our gracious hosts and hostesses joining us are Leslie/dixiedaughter and Durward/AUphoto, and Marijka/gatorgal and her husband, Mil. Laura/SunsetSailor and Dorothy/Willow13 are so happy to have them helping us this time!

We'll to be treated to the EcoFocus Film Festival presenting The Jekyll Island Green Screen on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. The film is the award winning movie, Chasing Ice!! Jeff Masters said, "Chasing Ice is a great choice!" The movie is about the National Geographic photographer, James Balog, and his "long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. The portfolio of single-frame photographs celebrating the beauty—the art and architecture—of ice" is absolutely awe inspiring. For WunderPhotographers, this movie couldn't be more exciting and it's a one time exclusive showing here on Jekyll Island!! wunderground News: Chasing Ice: A Melting Landscape

The weather is lovely on Jekyll Island in February!
Our headquarters will be the lovely Jekyll Island Hampton Inn.


List of attendees ...

Shane/idzrvit and family
Leslie/dixiedaughter
Durward/AUphoto
Carol/SKERT
Cecile/CecileWNC
Marijka/gatorgal and her husband, Mil
Gary/Railheel and his wife, Debbie
Kathy/ChrisAnthemum and her husband, Frank
Gayle/swampteach and her husband, Tandy
Brenda/Dosrios and her husband, Don
Laura/SunsetSailor
Dorothy/Willow13

Please click on the photo links below to see the photos posted to WunderPhotos® in February 2011.

Laura's pelican is saying, "Y'all Come!" I'll elaborate for him. ;-) We would love to have you come to our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, President's Day week-end, February 15-18!

Jekyll's Welcome Mat (SunsetSailor)
You're invited to our 3rd WUG Photo Meet-Up.Check out Willow13's blog on the upcoming WUG Photo Meet Up for details.
Jekyll's Welcome Mat
Sunset (Willow13)
The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. ~Author Unknown
Sunset
Pelican Yawn (SunsetSailor)
This gettin' up early is for the birds.
Pelican Yawn
Sunrise (Willow13)
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. ~Horace Mann
Sunrise
Love (Willow13)
Love is the one treasure that multiplies by division. It is the one gift that grows bigger the more you take from it. It is the one business in which it pays to be an absolute spendthrift. You can give it away, throw it away, empty your pockets, shake the basket, turn the glass upside down, and tomorrow you will have more than ever before. ~Author Unknown
Love
Textures (dosrios)
Textures
Wood Frame (dixiedaughter)
Wood Frame
Jekyll Island Wunder Photographers THANK-YOU Wunderground! (SKERT)
@ luncheon.
Jekyll Island Wunder Photographers THANK-YOU Wunderground!
Thank You So Much to the WunderPhotographers who joined us in person and online!! (Willow13)
Thank You to Toby Skinner and the Wunderground.com Team! The WunderPhotos® Community is absolutely the BEST, rain or shine, hot or cold!!!! We love weather!
Thank You So Much to the WunderPhotographers who joined us in person and online!!
Thank You So Much to the WunderPhotographers who joined us in person and online!! (Willow13)
Thank You to Toby Skinner and the Wunderground.com Team! The WunderPhotos® Community is absolutely the BEST, rain or shine, hot or cold!!!! We love weather!
Thank You So Much to the WunderPhotographers who joined us in person and online!!

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62. WunderAlertBot
5:07 PM GMT on September 26, 2014
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61. Willow13
2:01 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
Quoting 60. WeatherWise:
Hi Willow - Hope you are having a great start to the week - Spring comes in this week!

It's St. Patrick's Day - Don't forget to wear GREEN!




Have a wonderful Monday!

Happy Vernal Equinox

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60. WeatherWise
1:37 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hi Willow - Hope you are having a great start to the week - Spring comes in this week!

It's St. Patrick's Day - Don't forget to wear GREEN!




Have a wonderful Monday!
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59. RenoSoHill
1:28 AM GMT on March 26, 2013
Good Grief - 4 posts now.

2013 West Coast WU Photo Gathering is Sept 20-22 at Gold Beach Oregon - more info on my blog as it comes together
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58. RenoSoHill
7:16 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
Gee, three posts in a row, now we know who types the most!

Now that the east coast fun is over, check out my blog and help us plan the West Coast WU Gathering in September. Hope to see you all out WEST.
Link--Direct access here
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57. RenoSoHill
3:37 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Fabulous photo being posted - thank you!
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56. RenoSoHill
4:20 PM GMT on February 15, 2013
It's finally here! May the lens of perfection follow you all on your photo outings. I'm there in spirit!
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55. SVLover
4:21 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Such kissable faces!!
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54. Willow13
7:55 PM GMT on February 11, 2013
Quoting SVLover: Oh you just had to throw in the dolphin watching trip!! LOL this sounds so great, you guys. Good work on the planning!

Link to Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours
Hi Lori



Celebrating Dolphins (PHOTOS)
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53. SVLover
7:22 PM GMT on February 11, 2013
Quoting Willow13:
Can't wait to see you all!! We'll miss you, Lori, and all the others who had planned to come, but if you all come next year, we'll have enough photographers to rent a private boat to take us exploring all around these Golden Isles and into the lovely marshes of Glynn! This year we'll have an optional Dolphin watching tour bout ride for those photogs that want to get out on the water.



Oh you just had to throw in the dolphin watching trip!! LOL this sounds so great, you guys. Good work on the planning!
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52. Willow13
5:10 PM GMT on February 11, 2013
Can't wait to see you all!! We'll miss you, Lori, and all the others who had planned to come, but if you all come next year, we'll have enough photographers to rent a private boat to take us exploring all around these Golden Isles and into the lovely marshes of Glynn! This year we'll have an optional Dolphin watching tour bout ride for those photogs that want to get out on the water.

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51. ChrisAnthemum
9:02 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Aw, Alan -- so sorry you won't be making it. Was looking forward to picking your brains a bit.

Update: Feb. 7th -- My husband Frank just decided he wants to come too! He won't need a goodie bag or T-shirt, and he's not really into photography, so he will join us for some events and probably take long walks or explore on his own while we do other things. We're both looking forward to it! We are driving and hope to be there in time for dinner Friday.
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50. isight
3:06 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
So sorry, but it seems this is not the year (again - aghh). So many people I'd like to meet. Oh well - I'll join Susan and Lori in looking towards next year....

:( Alan
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49. ChrisAnthemum
6:56 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
Two weeks and counting; I'm so excited! Looks like mainly the same people who came last year, so I know it'll be as big a blast as it was then. Shane, I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family! Alan, you too! Lori, sorry you won't be there; maybe next time? It lacks only your presence (and maybe Sharon's) of being perfect. Glad to hear Whipper is doing better and sounds like she will probably be OK.
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48. dixiedaughter
6:34 AM GMT on February 01, 2013
It won't be long now and we can check the 10 day forecast....however it is always beautiful in Jekyll Island.
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47. dixiedaughter
8:09 AM GMT on January 30, 2013
We will miss all of you that can't come but certainly are excited for those that can. Jekyll Island is truly a gorgeous location. It has so much to offer for photographers and friends!!!
It isn't too late....book your room now.
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46. RenoSoHill
6:16 PM GMT on January 29, 2013
Wish I could be there!

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45. AUphoto
1:06 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
Lori, so sorry you will not be able to attend. Go ahead and put it on you calendar for next year and start your rainy day fund, Shane we look forward to meeting you and your family. Leslie and I will be stalking you to see how you get all those great bird shots! It will be a great trip! Anyone else care to join in the fun?
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44. idzrvit
6:02 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Looking forward to it! I was thinking it would be just my daughter and I. However, looks like my little boy and my wife will be making the journey. We cannot wait! Brittany and I had so much fun with Laura and Dorothy! My daughter STILL talks about the great time we had meeting my good friends! See you all very soon! :-)
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43. SVLover
12:23 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
This is killing me, but I think I have to finally admit defeat in not being able to join all of you on Jekyll Island. :( I swore after last year I wasn't going to miss it this year, and so many of you were amazing in being able to come to the West Coast version last September.

As some of you may know, we had a bit of a scare with one of our dogs and a bout with cancer. I am happy to report that she is back to her old self as of today, and I have been furiously cleaning carpets today until I can hardly move. lol

With this unexpected expense, and two business trips (one this coming week and one at the end of February), that cause me to have out of pocket expenses longer than it should, I just am not going to be able to swing it this year.

I hope some day to see your beautiful area, and I know you all are going to have a blast again this year. the attendee list is awesome, and I am sorry that I will not be meeting this group in person.

Life is what happens while you're making other plans, they say.

All of us who cannot attend will once again be their in full spirit, and I can't wait for the fabulous photos that will be coming our way.

Have a blast for me. :)

Lori
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42. dixiedaughter
7:56 AM GMT on January 26, 2013
We have our room and are counting down the days. Can't wait to see our wufriends and that beautiful island again.
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41. ChrisAnthemum
2:58 AM GMT on January 26, 2013
Just made my reservation for 3 nights. Wanted to do it online, but there wasn't room to type WeatherUnderground in the promotion code box... so I called the 800# and talked to a couple of very nice people... the rate is a bit steep but I can't fault the rooms and services, since I was there last year. People ought to know that a generous breakfast, somewhat different each day, is included in the rate.

Looking forward to seeing everybody! BTW, Sharon and Jim have a great-grandbaby due, and I don't think they're going to make it...
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40. Willow13
4:25 PM GMT on January 24, 2013
Just a quick note, according to the Hampton Inn, they are almost booked up for our weekend. If you have not reserved your room, it would probably be good to do it, asap. Remember to ask for your special Wunderground.com room rate. Also, you can cancel your reservations, if you call 24 hours in advance. So please reserve your room and send me your t-shirt size. :-)

Is it COLD were you are? It's lovely here in February, and no snow!!

Y'all come!
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39. Willow13
5:15 AM GMT on January 24, 2013
Quoting WunderGirl12:
I wish I could go... :-(

WunderGirl12
Thank You for your kind comment Wundergirl! We would love to have you!!
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38. WunderGirl12
3:27 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
I wish I could go... :-(

WunderGirl12
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37. Willow13
2:50 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Quoting Willow13:
Let's begin our list ...

Attendee's please send a private WuMail to dixiedaughter, AUphoto, gatorgal, SunsetSailor, or Willow13 with your name/handle and your t-shirt size.

Wunderground.com will be sending goodie bags, name tags and t-shirts for our event. :-)

List -

Leslie/dixiedaughter and Durward/AUphoto
Marijka/gatorgal and her husband, Mil
Laura/SunsetSailor
Dorothy/Willow13
Carol/SKERT
Cecile/CecileWNC
Gary/Railheel and his wife, Debbie
Alan/isight
Kathy/ChrisAnthemum
Shane/idzrvit and family
Sharon and Jim Voysey/ Sharrose and Jimkv
Please let us know if you are coming and send me your t-shirt size. Please make your reservation this week. The rooms will be held for our group until January 31 and after that it's uncertain if any rooms will be available.
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36. ChrisAnthemum
11:52 PM GMT on January 21, 2013
Looks like a great lineup of people! Very much looking forward to it! Haven't got my hotel reservation in; looking to line up a roommate. It'll be great to see something different from this old place; I've hardly taken any pictures in the last few days because I'm so bored with the same old same old.
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35. dixiedaughter
4:00 AM GMT on January 21, 2013
What an exciting list of wufriends. Can't wait to see my old friends again and meet Shane, Summer, and Alan in person. How exciting!!!
Come on everyone, book your trip now and join us. It will be a blast, I promise!!!!
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34. AUphoto
11:11 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
We love seeing the list grow! Who else will come join us? We are excited about meeting new friends and seeing old ones! The location has all the charm and beauty that one can capture in a weekend! Please make plans to attend if you can! We would love to see/meet you!!!!!!
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33. Willow13
5:07 PM GMT on January 17, 2013
Let's begin our list ...

Attendee's please send a private WuMail to dixiedaughter, AUphoto, gatorgal, SunsetSailor, or Willow13 with your name/handle and your t-shirt size.

Wunderground.com will be sending goodie bags, name tags and t-shirts for our event. :-)

List -

Leslie/dixiedaughter and Durward/AUphoto
Marijka/gatorgal and her husband, Mil
Laura/SunsetSailor
Dorothy/Willow13
Carol/SKERT
Cecile/CecileWNC
Gary/Railheel and his wife, Debbie
Alan/isight
Kathy/ChrisAnthemum
Shane/idzrvit and family
Sharon and Jim Voysey/ Sharrose and Jimkv
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32. dixiedaughter
2:04 AM GMT on January 17, 2013
Time is quickly approaching....who all is in??
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31. Willow13
2:47 PM GMT on January 15, 2013
WunderPhotographers: Please let us know if you are coming to our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, President's Day week-end, February 15-18. It coincides with another wonderful event that will definitely be well attended, so we don't want any of our group to be left out. As soon as we get a head count, we'll fill you in on all the surprises in store or our attendees ... hint, hint ... you'll need to send us your t-shirt size for one of the "surprises". ;-) A premier event on the Georgia Coast, The Jekyll Island Green Screen, presented by Athens’ acclaimed EcoFocus Film Festival, will be free and open to the public. EcoFocus is bringing one of the most visually-stunning films ever made on the subject of global climate change, the award-winning new documentary Chasing Ice, to the Golden Isles for one night only. To be held on the evening of Saturday, February 16th at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center, the Jekyll Island Green Screen will open with a reception, including hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, and featuring presentations by researchers working on Georgia’s wild and beautiful barrier islands. The film to follow will have something for everyone, whether you are an outdoor-adventurer, a photographer, a conservationist, or a skeptic. Even if you just want an excuse to come to Jekyll Island and watch a good movie, we hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity. Stick around after the screening – a panel of experts will discuss the film and take your questions – and stick around on Jekyll Island for the weekend, Georgia’s nearest faraway place. Join Tidelands Nature Center for their annual “Art Inspired by Nature” sale the following day.
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29. Willow13
3:50 PM GMT on January 12, 2013
WunderPhotographers!
We are most fortunate that the EcoFocus Film Festival presenting The Jekyll Island Green Screen on Saturday, February 16th, is the award winning movie, Chasing Ice!! For weather photographers this movie is the absolutely ultimate achievement in capturing images in the most extreme climates on earth using time-lapse cameras to capture the extinction of our ancient ice world of glaciers. The calving of these metropolis size blocks of ice will take your breath away!

"Chasing Ice is a great choice!" - Jeff Masters


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28. Willow13
11:33 PM GMT on January 11, 2013
Quoting TomballTXPride:
I would love to go! What do I have to do to sign up???
It's great to hear from you! New members to the WunderPhotos® community are always welcome! Here's a little bit about WunderPhotos® for anyone who would like to join us. We are a photography community that features outdoor and weather images. This special section is viewable and searchable to all users of the website, but you must be registered to upload and rate images. If you are not already a member, create a Wunderground.com account. When you sign up, you will choose a handle that will be used to identify you in your WunderPhotos® gallery as well as your blog. We look forward to your photos and your participation in our yearly meet-ups!!
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27. TomballTXPride
1:02 PM GMT on January 11, 2013
I would love to go! What do I have to do to sign up???
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26. Willow13
3:56 PM GMT on January 10, 2013
Quoting SVLover:
Still haven't given up hope meeting all of you again.  Duane is right - without your inspiration of having these meetups to begin with, we may never had gotten the ball rolling out west!!
Awesome, Lori!! I have all my fingers and toes crossed that we'll get to return the lovely hospitality we received from you and your team at Gold Beach!!
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25. Willow13
3:49 PM GMT on January 10, 2013
Quoting RenoSoHill:
I only wish Scotty was here...



I sure wish I could join you, just not in the cards this year. The West Coast Committee will always be in awe of you folks and we thank you for leading the way in putting on these great events!
Thank You, Duane!!! We'll miss you!! I loved the way you kept us all up to date through your WU blog!! I'm trying to follow your lead here!

Wunderground.com will be sending attendees goodie bags like at Gold Beach. They'll need me to let them know how many gift bags we'll need, and also, t-shirt sizes! :-)
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24. SVLover
3:33 PM GMT on January 10, 2013
Still haven't given up hope meeting all of you again.  Duane is right - without your inspiration of having these meetups to begin with, we may never had gotten the ball rolling out west!!
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23. RenoSoHill
3:58 AM GMT on January 10, 2013
I only wish Scotty was here...



I sure wish I could join you, just not in the cards this year. The West Coast Committee will always be in awe of you folks and we thank you for leading the way in putting on these great events!
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22. Feather3
5:46 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
I wish I could afford it, but it also looks like I may be ranch-sitting for my daughter during that week. Ah well......y'all have fun, ya heah? :)
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21. dixiedaughter
4:51 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
Super excited about our meetup in February....book your flights and hotels now. Let us know if you are coming so we can get a head count. Great friends, beautiful photo ops, fantastic food, what are you waiting for!?!
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20. Willow13
6:13 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Three links to the WunderPhotos® from the Meet-ups/Gatherings at Gold Beach and Jekyll Island.

Duane's WunderBlog about the WU GATHERING AT GOLD BEACH OREGON

SEE ALL THE PHOTOS TAKEN AT GOLD BEACH ON A WEBSITE DEVELOPED BY KRISTINA

SunserSailor's WunderBlog about last year's WunderPhotos Meet-up on Jekyll Island.


Even the trees were in love with the moon on this beautiful night! It was like being in a forest cathedral.
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19. Willow13
4:36 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.

If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you a day just like today.
If I had a song that I could sing for you.
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way.



Click thumbnail to see fullsize in WunderPhotos®.
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18. Willow13
2:50 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Today is Tuesday ... if you are flying to the February WunderPhotos® Meet-up, please take advantage of the lower prices posted by airlines after 3pm EST on tuesdays. See my comments #15,16 &17 for tips on getting the best rates. Laura/SunsetSailor's WunderBlog featuring PHOTOS from last year's WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island. Please click the individual photos to go to a larger view in the WunderPhotos® gallery.
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17. Willow13
6:55 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
Don't forget to shop for your airline ticket to our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, President's Day week-end, February 15-18.

Please leave us a note here if you are coming or not. ;-) We look forward to hearing from you!! Spring comes in February here on the southern coast.
Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets – Tuesday 3pm Eastern
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16. Willow13
11:29 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
WunderPhotographers, start shopping for your airline tickets next Tuesday at 3pm.
Rick’s Top 5 Tips to Save on Every Flight
Tip #1: Shop for domestic airfare Tuesdays at 3pm eastern
Tip #2: Sign up for FareCompare real-time airfare alerts
Tip #3: Don’t buy airline tickets earlier than 3 ½ months before departure
Tip #4: Airfare prices can rise dramatically within 14 days of departure
Tip #5: The cheapest days to fly are usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
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15. Willow13
11:21 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
If you are flying in for our East Coast WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, President's Day week-end, February 15-18, here are some great tips for saving on your airline tickets.

Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Shopping for air travel can be both confusing and frustrating — airline ticket prices change frequently (with seemingly no particular rhyme or reason).

Let’s face it — your time is too valuable to be laboring over a computer screen for hours searching for a great deal — our company mission is to take the mystery out of shopping for cheap flights, so let’s get started.

We have boiled down hundreds of our tips from a decade of airfare research specifically to educate fliers on how to make the best ticket purchasing decisions for each and every trip (checkout the video and the air travel insider tips below):

Cheapest Day to Fly – Wednesday

We did an in-depth study of our proprietary historical airfare database (world’s largest) and pinpointed the cheapest day to fly is Wednesday for domestic travel (gory details at the link).

Wednesday is one of the three cheapest days, the others are Tuesday and Saturday (Friday and Sunday the most expensive days to travel). The cheapest day to travel internationally are a bit different — we are working on this research and it should be up shortly.

The cheapest time to fly is typically the first flight out in the morning – yes, that means you have to get up at 4am. Next best times are flights during/after lunch and flights at the dinner hour (of course the absolute cheapest time to fly is on those limited routes with red eyes).

Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets – Tuesday 3pm Eastern

Another of our studies shows that the best time to buy airline tickets and shop for travel (domestically) is Tuesday at 3pm Eastern – yes shopping on Tuesday is the the best time to buy airline tickets, but be careful as most of these discounted airfare are pulled on Thursdays, so your probably paying too much if buying on the weekends.
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14. dixiedaughter
7:22 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Please let us know if you are planning to come so we will have an idea of numbers. I hope you will read all of the above info and join us. Also, if there is anything we can do to help you or answer questions you may post here or email one of us privately. I can't wait for another year of exploring the beautiful Jekyll Island!!!
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13. Willow13
6:10 PM GMT on January 04, 2013
We are very fortunate that we will have our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on the same weekend as the EcoFocus Film Festival!! Please make your hotel reservations ASAP. We are in for a real treat! Check it out! Click here- CHASING ICE

A premier event on the Georgia Coast, The Jekyll Island Green Screen, presented by Athens’ acclaimed EcoFocus Film Festival, will be free and open to the public. EcoFocus is bringing one of the most visually-stunning films ever made on the subject of global climate change, the award-winning new documentary Chasing Ice, to the Golden Isles for one night only. To be held on the evening of Saturday, February 16th at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center, the Jekyll Island Green Screen will open with a reception, including hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, and featuring presentations by researchers working on Georgia’s wild and beautiful barrier islands. The film to follow will have something for everyone, whether you are an outdoor-adventurer, a photographer, a conservationist, or a skeptic. Even if you just want an excuse to come to Jekyll Island and watch a good movie, we hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity. Stick around after the screening – a panel of experts will discuss the film and take your questions – and stick around on Jekyll Island for the weekend, Georgia’s nearest faraway place. Join Tidelands Nature Center for their annual “Art Inspired by Nature” sale the following day.
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12. Willow13
3:52 PM GMT on January 03, 2013
During our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos® Meet-up on Jekyll Island, President's Day week-end, February 15-18, you will have lots of opportunities to seek island treasures, both photographic and real!

Beginning New Year’s Day and continuing through the months of January and February the Jekyll Island Authority hosts “Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique treasure hunting experience on Jekyll Island.

The treasures are handcrafted glass floats called Island Treasures. The glass floats have been sought after by Jekyll Island guests since 2002. Each is a unique design and is stamped with the year of the hunt on its base.

Island Treasures mimic glass floats once used on the nets of fishermen in the early 1900’s. The floats would sometimes break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep.

Collecting these glass floats became a hobby in the 1950’s when the commercial fishing industry began using plastic and Styrofoam floats, making glass fishing floats rare, highly sought after and valuable Island Treasures.

During these first two winter months, the Jekyll Island Authority recreates this treasure hunting experience for their visitors. Volunteers hide the Island Treasures in various locations on Jekyll Island for lucky guests to find.

The glass floats are the work of commissioned artists from across the country. This eclectic group of talented artists uses the same techniques that have been used for 2000 years to create glass art pieces.

Lucky treasure hunters can register their Island Treasure at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center to receive a biography of the artist and a certificate of authenticity.

The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For those not able to find a treasure on their hunt, they can continue their search online at JekyllIsland.com. Island Treasure icons are placed at random on various pages on JekyllIsland.com during January and February.

The first person to find and click on the icon will receive a complimentary 2013 Island Treasure. The Jekyll Island Guest Information Center also has an array of beautiful Island Treasures for purchase in-store.
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