Traveling to Georgia

Saturday, December 1, 2018

6:00 a.m.

My last early morning walk with the dogs in the great state of South Carolina!  Today is moving day and we travel two hours down the coast to Georgia.  We have absolutely loved South Carolina.  It is such a beautiful state and has so many different types of geography - from amazing ocean coasts to beautiful mountains to serene lakes.

Some of our favorite memories of South Carolina:
10:00 a.m

We were ready pretty quickly today since there was a rainy forecast.  Thankfully it just sprinkled on us off and on during our two hour drive to Skidaway Island State Park - near Savannah, GA.  

Saying good-bye to the Low Country of South Carolina

I have learned over the past two months of our camping adventure to call our next camping location and get specific directions on where to check in - state parks are all different.  It was a good thing I called Skidaway Island.  I learned they have a strict 1:00 check-in policy.  Seriously they make everyone wait until 1:00 each day to check in.  Doesn't matter if your site has been sitting vacant for a month, you have to wait!  We were scheduled to arrive at noon so we stopped at a truck stop between the two places and walked the dogs and got a slice of pizza since we don't like to set up the camper with empty stomachs - we get cranky with each other!

12:30 p.m.

Even though we took our sweet time getting to Georgia, we still arrived 30 minutes before check-in.  We looked at the few things they had in their gift shop, we picked up Savannah pamphlets, we studied the trail map.  Finally there was a mad rush of people checking in at 1:00.  How is this a good thing?!  

The park however is beautiful!  The picture at the beginning was taken as we pulled into the state park.  There are huge, towering trees with Spanish moss hanging down.  All the sites in this campground are pull throughs - which makes parking easy.  We are in site #16 which is very spacious and is on the outer loop which means we have no one behind us.  

2:00 p.m.

We were set up and ready to ride our bikes through this beautiful park.  It was warm 66° with a 100% chance of rain but the rain held off till the evening and we had a great bike ride.  I wore the GoPro chest strap for the first time and recorded us riding through the park.  I'm sure not many people want to watch someone riding their bike through a campground but you might enjoy seeing the different RV's and the beautiful trees.

4:00 p.m.

We spent the rest of evening doing laundry - they have a nice, new bath house/laundry facility right down from our site.  We baked pot pies on the Traeger because our RV propane oven keeps going out.  We chatted with family and friends and watched the Alabama/Georgia championship game - sorry Dogs!  I also gave Truman a much needed bath in our RV shower.  

I also tried my first attempt with Groupon - the online coupon site for everything from wine to tours.  A friend of mine had mentioned they use Groupon whenever they travel to get deals on tours.  I thought it would be good to go a tour of Savannah but I didn't want to spend $64 like we did in Charleston.  I found a deal for $17 for two of us and thought they had openings for Sunday but unfortunately after I purchased the Groupon, I found out they are booked for the next 10 days.  So now I'm trying to get a refund.  I ended up booking a reservation for Free Tours by Foot.  We used this company while we were in New York and loved it.  You pay what you want - more economical that other tours and just as good in my opinion.  

Here's a breakdown of our day:

My happy moments from Saturday were:
  • hearing the sound of the ocean as I walked Charlie
  • making it to our next campground safely without any problems
  • entering our 4th state
  • being surrounded by beautiful trees at the campground
  • getting laundry done
What were your happy moments from Saturday?  Does getting housework done make you happy?  It does me - even living in an RV!

Stay happy Campers!

Michele and Clinton


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