April 19 – 22, 2015
We left St. Augustine with bad weather chasing us!! Luckily we made it just in time and got all set up before the storm arrived. The wind was fierce, but the sound of the rain hitting the roof was awesome. Poor LaciLou was hiding in her bed, shaking like a leaf and no amount of coaxing could get her to come out.
The campground, Savannah Oaks was about 2 miles off the main highway, there were lots of permanent residents, the one side of the park where we stayed was basically for short term. It was a nice campground with lots of trees, but with trees, shade and moisture also comes bugs!!
The next day turned out to beautiful, we decided that it was a day to kayak thru the Ogeechee River. The wind was still pretty strong and we knew it would be a challenge but decided we could handle it!!
While we were in the canal the wind was mild and we paddled pretty good. I of course was looking for the alligators, I can say I was kinda relieved and sad that there weren’t any to be found. When we hit the big water things changed in a hurry, the wind was pretty strong so it took lots of strength to head into to the wind. The best part was heading back, I told Guy that he could just relax and I would do all the paddling!!!!! I’m sure you can figure out where this is going, the wind took us right back, so I didn’t need to paddle, I relaxed as well!!
The next day we decided to check out places we had not seen before, as we had been to Savannah before with friends. Someone told us about Fort Pickens and an old plantation and museum we could check out. Off we headed, but along the way we got sidetracked, we saw some signs for, Skidaway State Park, off we went and decided to drive thru and check it out. What an awesome campground, lots of space between sites, lots of trees, great tables and full hook ups. We will definitely stay there next time we are in the area. I didn’t think to take pictures of the campground.
There were some hiking and biking trails there at this campground as well, we had not brought our bikes with us so we decided to rent some and ride the trails.
This is the view on part of the ride, the tide is down and pretty muddy.
Even LaciLou got to ride with us in her backpack! She loved it!
Later we headed into Savannah for dinner, we thought we would find a restaurant looking on the water along the marina instead we found a little place on a side street that had the best pizza I think that Guy and I have ever eaten. We walked around the side streets for awhile and then had wine outside and listened to the street music. Again I didn’t take my camera.
April 23-27, 2015
One of the campers that was next to us in Savannah told us that we needed to head to Myrtle Beach State Park that the campground was very nice and not to far from the water. We called hoping to get a site and were so very lucky as we got the last site that they had for our size rig. Our site was a very tight fit and took some jocking around to get it away from the trees and so we could let out the slides, a couple of our neighbors came over to help which was very nice. Our neighbors, Barb and Wayne were the nicest and friendliest people, the first night there we had some great conversations with glasses of wine. From the on we were always together chatting. We hope that we can meet up with them again along our way.
There is something about state parks that we really like, the atmosphere, the campgrounds are the more like the type we like going to, we love the trees overlapping the coach, the smell of the pines, the dew in the morning, campfires at night. The one thing we had not planned on when we left Savannah was no dumping at our site!! We were trying a new product for our tanks and the instructions say leave your tanks full for the first few times you use it so it can work on the sensors, (sensors tell you when your tanks are full or empty) it helps to keep them clean!! We traveled with full tanks, stayed for 4 days and did not get to empty. So just like when you tent camp we used the camp restrooms and showers for the few days we were there.
Guy happened to notice a couple of weird things around our site, like trash laying around that was not there earlier, and something in our chair, things hanging from a tree as well. Here are the pictures of the strange things.
We think that they were oak worms on the tree, and a wren had made a nest in our chair over night. The trash we found was a squirrel was making a nest in a tree and stealing the neighbors napkins.
One day we drove up to Pawleys Island to walk the town and check out the stores, have lunch and just putz. It was a nice change of pace. It was a cute shopping center amongst the trees, all the businesses were old houses painted white with black shutters. Lots of cute names for the stores, luckily we did not really buy much, a vest jacket for me(on sale, 50% off), and lotion bars for friends of ours that were heading to see.
We also rode out to the island and checked out the houses and to see the beach, the more that we are at the beach and look at these beach houses and see how much work it is to keep them up, it looks like a money pit and 24/7 job. We decided that we would never want a house on the ocean.
There is an inlet on one side with the ocean on the other. Interesting how long the walk ways on the inlet side reach out past the sea grass to get to the water, some are over 50′ long. Each house has their own dock and walkway with a boat house, but we must have been there a little early in the year as we did not see any boats at the docks.
On another day we checked out Murriels Inlet, what an interesting place, there was only one street with atleast 25 different types of restaurants linning the street. We decided to walk and find some lunch, hoping we could watch the boats as we ate. Much to our surprise all the restaurants lined up along the water with a walk path along the water. The energy here was amazing, each restaurant had its own music playing, people had stands set up and were selling their craft items, the seagulls were squacking and hoping for a hand out, across from the walk way was an island which had about 10 goats living on it.
The beach and the surrounding area where we were camped was so beautiful that I took my bike and camera and just took a million pictures. It is so very hard to portray how things really look in pictures. I will leave you here with some final pictures of my day.
Thanks for keeping up with us “Rovers” stay tuned for our stay in Cape Hatteras, N.C. where we are meeting up with 5 couples we met in Sevierville, Tennessee one year ago.