My mommy is behind on my posts. I guess between taking care of me and my big brothers she doesn’t have a lot of free time. We’ve been traveling a…
My mommy is behind on my posts. I guess between taking care of me and my big brothers she doesn’t have a lot of free time.
We’ve been traveling a lot lately.
I’ve started to like my baby carrier. Mommy has been looking for a new one because this one isn’t super comfortable. Boy, you should see how much time she spends “researching”. No wonder she’s behind on my posts. I can’t even imagine what goes into research when she buys a car.
Sometimes I take naps next to my mommy when she writes. It’s easier to fall asleep when I can look at her.
We took family selfie at Stone Mountain Georgia.
I smile a lot but I can also be very serious.
Everybody took turns holding me at my first campfire at Stone Mountain.
I’m dreaming about the places I’ll go when I get out of this thing!
Kisses from daddy at an ice cream shop in Chattanooga, TN.
Savannah is a beautiful name. It’s a perfect name for one of the prettiest towns we’ve stepped foot in and stepped foot we did. Self-guided tours seem to be the best…
Savannah is a beautiful name. It’s a perfect name for one of the prettiest towns we’ve stepped foot in and stepped foot we did.
Self-guided tours seem to be the best option for our family. It gives us the freedom to set our own pace and allows time for pitstops like watching the taffy machine at the Savannah’s Candy Kitchen in the City Market. It also allows more room in the budget for eating out. Our Savannah splurge of the day was at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons.
The bookstore in the Visitor Center sold a lovely walking tour guide that included four different easy to follow tours with historical descriptions and color photos. We did the “Along the Riverfront” and “The Booming West Side” walking tours. The boys held up really well but by the end of the day they were spent. We decided to ride “The Dot” for one last look at the town before calling it quits for the day
While in Savannah, we stayed in nearby Skidaway State Park. We enjoyed biking along the trails (I only got us a little lost this time.) and walking under the trees. While on a walk one evening, we met another family who was en route to Bahai Honda on a three month adventure with their two boys. A few hours later, we were sharing a meal in our camper over stories and laughter.
Unexpected things like this are, by far, the best part of living fulltime on the road.
Before we left the Savannah area, we visited Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island. Fort Pulaski was built to protect Savannah from a river approach. We took a Ranger Guided tour and explored. The boys completed their Jr. Ranger booklets and earned new badges to add to their growing collection.
Our Savannah GA Experience at a Glance
Where we stayed:
Skidaway Island State Park – Skidaway Island State park is beautiful, reasonably priced, and not far from historic Savannah. We had a strong internet connection and cell service.
What we did:
Toured Savannah by foot using a walking tour guide we bought at Savannah Vistor Center. Savannah is the perfect kind of town to explore by foot.
Rode the Dot, a free bus. We rode the entire line to get a good view of the town and got off once to see The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and I was excited to see Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood on the same square.
Rode the free Savannah Belles Ferry (Part of the dot system) – It was a short ride but offered a different perspective of Savannah. It was fun to imagine what it might of been like coming into the town by boat.
The Lady and Sons – Unfortunately, Brent and I didn’t think it was worth the price or the wait. At the suggestion of our waiter, I ordered the chicken pot pie. I disliked it so much that Brent, always the sweetheart, offered to trade me for his crab cakes. The crab cakes were just okay. The boys ordered the buffet and after stealing a few bites from their plates, Brent and I wished we would have ordered the same. The chocolate butter cake, however, was divine.
After a busy fun filled 6 weeks (or more…I lost track) in Florida an unexpected job for Brent’s work took us to Glenwood, Georgia.
It was pouring rain as we drove on winding roads to Piney Woods Lake Campground where, despite it being after 10 pm, we were greeted by the owner, Mr. Swinson. Mr. Swinson, whose family has owned the property since the Civil War, runs the campground with his sons who also live near the property. It’s a real family owned and operated business. Since 1987 Mr. Swinson has been holding bluegrass festivals twice a year at the campground.
The plan was to stay overnight, get up drive into nearby Dublin for Brent’s work, and then head on over to Savannah.
However, we have a funny relationship with “plan”. We just aren’t a good match. The warm spring air, nearly empty campground, quiet lake and Mr. Swinson’s hospitality called us to slow down and just be.
And we did exactly that.
We played frisbee, catch, walked around the lake, watched sunsets, and huddled together in the RV as a southern storm dazzled us with her fireworks. We don’t typically get much lightening in southern California so it was real show. Albeit a bit of a frightening show.
Sunday morning, Mr. Swinson invited us to his church. We cleaned ourselves up and headed to the little picturesque Southern Baptist Church named White Springs. The congregation, small like the town, ran the service as if it were a friendly family get together. It was our first time attending a Southern Baptist service and I couldn’t think of a more perfect experience than the one we had at White Springs.
Our simple southern Sunday morning was completed with some Sharky’s country cooking in the little town Alamo. Three words: banana cream pudding.
Monday morning we took one last walk around Swinson Lake before hitting the road feeling refreshed and ready for the adventure to continue.