Thank You Kindly, Georgia

The Southern charm was in full effect when we entered this gorgeous and wonderfully Southern state. But before we got there, we stayed one night in South Carolina. It was in a Walmart parking lot, so you know, no pictures to share of that loud-semi-truck-noise filled evening.

But Georgia, we lingered in. We spent one week in a beautiful state park in Savannah and then one night right outside Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Check out these deets (am I too old for this word?) below!


Skidaway Island State Park

This place was stunning. The Spanish Moss literally made me smile each and every single time I saw it. The only problem with our stay was that it rained a whole hell of a lot. Like, it was hard to enjoy the beautiful nature, because of all the rain. But we still managed to have a really great time, despite Covid-19 shutting all the indoor activities down.

Here are some of the many shots we captured of this lovely state park.

Downtown Savannah

We ventured downtown on one of the days that it wasn’t raining (much…it still was raining). And we did some really neat things.

First, we grabbed coffee and a cinnamon roll and enjoyed it next to the river. Then we got on the free passenger ferry to explore the river and escape the drizzling rain. Then we walked a bit around downtown and took in the sights before grabbing lunch. I enjoyed myself immensely.

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium

So one amazing plus to Covid-19 is that this particular aquarium gave private guided tours for small groups. You still paid admission, but you booked your time slot online. It was amazing! We got to see and experience the critters for an entire hour and learn all about them from the tour guide.

Even if you do not get the private tour, this place is amazing and you should absolutely check it out.

Oh and there is a trail right outside the aquarium that was neat to check out too, but of course if started raining on us, so we ran back. It was so warm out, we didn’t want to wear our jackets, but then it started raining and the 3 year-old was not thrilled with being all wet.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

This aquarium was much smaller and not quite as amazing. BUT they had a tiny baby sea turtle, I got to fan girl over the adult sea turtle, and right across the street is a gorgeous beach! It was raining, but because it was so warm out, we enjoyed the beach and had zero problems getting soaked by the ocean and the rain. An added bonus, is we had the beach to ourselves. It was a delightful way to spend the morning.

Randomness from Savannah

It’s been too long and I do not remember context. So here are some photos.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

On our way out of Georgia and onto Florida, we stopped for one night at this amazing place. I wish we’d had more time to explore. We saw one real alligator and meandered two trails. It was lovely.

And that’s all folks! Stay tuned for Florida’s adventures!

On the road: 16 months
Miles towing our home: 12,454
Campgrounds visited: 80
Breweries visited: 37
National Parks visited: 17/62
National Monuments/Seashores/Historic Sites/etc.: 7
State Parks visited: 21

One comment

  1. You’ll have to come back to the Okefenokee and get the kids out on the swamp water! They’ll never forget it. I started taking my daughter when she was twelve and she goes back with me every year. We have some great times in the Okefenokee together. With no phones, computers, internet, or other modern distractions, it is the greatest way to bond with family. Great article, enjoyed it. William


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