Sunday, March 14, 2010

a little late, but hey!

I have typed this about three times and lost it each time. So I will try again.......

Our first camping trip of the year was to Brunswick Georgia. Somewhere out there there are pictures and a monologue about our trip.

I can tell you it was freezing cold, too cold to do too much outside bout great to be in our camper again. We really miss the travelling life and are considering rejoining the RV crowd. but the plans for now are to go to DC the last of April, come home for a while then leave again for July and probably Aug.I would love to go back to South Dakota for a while and to Wyoming,, but I don't know that that is in the cards...Anyway,

Brunswick is a small South Georgia town. In its early years it was a bustling seaport for GA but now it is a sleepy town known for being between Savannah and Jacksonville.
We stayed in a very nice city campground.
Then the day before we returned to SC we found a very nice resort not far from where we were comped with pool, paved sites and paved roads. We had shade, they do not but who needed shade when the temp was less than 40 degrees during the day and windy and less than 20 degrees at night.
We did one day of geocaching and found a beautiful wayside park that we just loved. It had a boardwalk out to the salt marshes. It was too windy for any of the birds to be there, but I am sure this is a popular place in the spring and early summer. There is a shaded picnic area that is really nice.

Following other clues in our geocache file we wound up on the docks in Brunswick. During WWll the shipyards there built Liberty ships for the government.

Does this tell you how cold we were?

On the one warm day we had we drove over to Okefenokee Park and took a boat ride down the canal. That was fun, but slightly chilly.

The day was so still it was hard to tell where the water ended and the bank began. It was like a mirror. I can see how you could really get lot in there and we were on a man made canal.
Okefenokee means trembling earth in Indian. Through out the marshes are floating islands of reeds that look like regular islands, but if you step on them they feel like floating docks, sort of dip and sway, hence the name. We saw no alligators but we did see deer crossing in front of our car as we left.
We left there chilled to the bone, but glad we had taken the trip. Also glad that it was too cold for alligators.
From Brunswick we went to Providence Gorge, Georgia to the Little Grand Canyon. Twas a big ditch complex. we enjoyed the hike and really thought our campground was nice but it was miles and miles from civilization. We were on the border of Georgia and Alabama, close to Columbus.

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