Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Skidaway State Park/Savannah GA



Sunday November 17th we got up and was packing up and so were our neighbors. We visited with them for awhile cause we weren't in a big hurry to leave. She told me about a recipe she uses in there holding tanks. It's pine sol and Calgon water softener... I never heard of that, but I'll keep it in mind, might just give it a try.

Jeff had researched Skidaway park and had heard a few comments from people about how tight it is. Then he went on the computer to see if he could come up with another park. After debating we decided to go ahead and go for it. The drive was fairly easy and finding the park was easy too. We pulled over and Jeff got on his bike to find a site. He came back and had one picked out. We drove into it and figured out we had pulled in the wrong way... Well if you are in a car no big deal but if you're pulling 40 foot of train....big deal. So we decided to get out of there and go to a new site. The pull through had so many trees and curved so much it was hard to get it in there. We have more problems with those pulls thrus. Driving through the park was confusing on which way to go. Finally we got into a nice site, the good news we  met a nice couple Mike & Barbara, who stopped to ask if they could help. After setting up we walked around the campground and both decided we loved the park, now that we have it figured out. Next time we will know which direction to drive and which sites to choose. 
The park is really pretty, trees are everywhere. They are tall and loaded with Spanish moss. It's very quiet as well.

Monday we thought we would head into Savannah to explore the sights. The weather was calling for rain so we decided to make the trip in on Tuesday instead. We did go to get a few groceries. When we got back walked around the park again. I also downloaded my pictures and worked on the blog. 

Tuesday we got up and got ready to go to town. It was cool to start but it ended up being a perfect day to explore. We drove to the visitors center and parked in there lot. It wasn't free but it was great for us, plenty of room. We caught a trolley there and toured the city. It only cost us $15.00 each. We chose to stay on the  trolley for the whole tour, marking the map on what we wanted to go back and see. After the tour was done we walked to a restaurant (Clarey's) and had lunch. Jeff had a Reuben and I had French toast. A friend of mine recommended it. This restaurant had been here for a long time, and offered a bit of everything. Both of us liked it. We mapped out our path and went to explore. This is a beautiful city, it's full of history and big live oaks draped with moss. The trolley tour really filled you in on lots of the history. We walked around the city looking at lots of squares, a very old cemetery, and lots of beautiful homes and buildings. We left the city around 3 and when we pulled out of the parking lot our fee was only $4.00. We didn't think that was bad. We headed back to the campground and I made some red velvet cupcakes and invited our new friends over to help us eat them. They are leaving tomorrow, we decided to stay another day.


Time Period Actress on Trolley

Another Actor on Trolley Tour


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, we headed back into town. It was cloudy and really cool today and stayed like that. We went to the city market and checked it out. We got there a bit early and a lot of stuff was closed. Then we headed down to the riverfront. The old cobblestone streets are so neat you can't believe they've been there so long. Went thru the shops at the riverfront and I think our favorite was the candy store. They gave free samples and we got to watch them cut and wrap saltwater taffy. The machine was 99 years old. While down by the river we watched a cargo container ship go by. It was so close and so huge. Stopped for lunch at Outback, we had a gift certificate the kids had gotten us for Christmas.  When we got home we started putting some stuff away because tomorrow's a travel day again. Another new spot to locate.


One of the Beautiful Squares


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist



Old Cobblestone Building on Riverfront