Monday, August 3, 2015

Salt Springs State Park

Salt Springs in April 2015 


(Sorry this post is so late!) I just realized I never posted the photos!

We really enjoyed Salt Springs - there were plusses and minuses.

The up sides:
- the springs are absolutely beautiful and I suggest walking down there in the early morning or late evening when the crowds are gone. It's quiet and simply magical.
- it took us only an hour to get there from the Fruit Cove area so if you're in North Florida it's not a long drive.

The down sides:
- keep in mind if you visit that you'll need to bring your own food in. There's not much in the way of fine dining around any of the springs unless you like gelatinous meats, fried foods and vegetables that have been cooked to death.
-the campground has NO privacy. It's basically an open field and you'd better like what your neighbors are up to because you'll all be friends after camping there.

Here are some of our pics....


You can put all your things for the day on concrete tables under the oak trees or right along the ledge so you can keep an eye on the springs. Be sure to get there early to put your stuff where you want it!
There is only one entryway into the springs - the stairs in the photo above.


Boaters park their boats right outside the springs, set up tables and umbrellas and swim up into the springs.



Remember to bring your snorkel gear so you can look down into the springs!



Open camping spots. Not much shade.




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Trip to Crooked River State Park!

December 17, 2014
My T@B Trailer. #394, built in 2004 (rebuilt by me in 2011.)
 Crooked River State Park is a quiet, family oriented, Georgia park. Over Christmas they had lots of activities for kids such as a hay ride, crafts and a bonfire!  
 
We spent the day in St Mary's Georgia, visiting the small farmers market and the beautiful coastline village with a view of Cumberland Island.  The weather was absolutely perfect!

During the day, after touring one of the beautiful historic homes in the area, we dined at the Riverside Café - interestingly, a Greek restaurant. The food is fresh and their dressings are homemade. I highly suggest checking it out.
 






Friday, September 5, 2014

Manatee Springs

Our friends Justine and Kerry joined us on our adventure with their new baby and their new pop-up camper - this time we traveled to Manatee Springs!  August was the perfect time to go - so hot that the springs are really refreshing. We found it best just to dive right in. For plant based eaters there isn't much along the lines of quality restaurants in the area so we brought the majority of our food in and enjoyed lots of salads, bean quesadillas and even vegan chili.

Watch out for the deer ticks under the trees though - this time of year is BAD. They are tiny so be sure to check yourself several times a day.


Princess at Manatee Springs


Princess at Manatee Springs


First campout at Manatee Springs!


Gorgeous woodpecker at Manatee Springs


Our friend's new pop-up!


Enjoying Manatee Springs


Enjoying Manatee Springs


Enjoying Manatee Springs


The water is gorgeous!


Blue water at Manatee Springs




Watching the St Bernards swim!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to Little Talbot Island!

Little Talbot Island is one of my favorite campgrounds. I was so excited to be able to get in there!

We hit some serious storms on this campout and lost our tailgate tent; however, we still got some great paddle boarding, kayaking and shopping in. A great time was had by all!




Monday, June 16, 2014

Shamu

There are four campouts to catch you up on before we take out my T@B in two weeks (FINALLY). After my dad passed away, my mom's Lance slide in became too much for me to drive - the truck swaying into other lanes as I drove down the road. I took a bunch of photos of it though, because this was my Dad's camper. It had lots of sentimental value. I cried like a baby when we traded her in.
 





 
We got her a travel trailer that would accommodate my mom, me and my daughter and my hubby, Chris, should he ever decide to join us.  I have dubbed this camper "Shamu".
 
 




 
After the last trip to Skidaway we went to the Keys in March and stayed at John Pennekamp and had a blast.
 


 
Visiting the giant lobster in Islamorada is a must!
 
Our next trip was the first one in "Shamu" to Anastasia State Park. I feel like a complete camping sellout when I'm in this one, but it is nice and comfortable for my mom, and we are sure to still enjoy the fire, outdoors and stargaze. My husband Chris even drove down after work to join us!
 
We visited the farmers market and paddle boarded in the inlet, watching dolphins frolic a few feet away! The St Augustine Amphitheater is just nearby, so we could hear Darius Rucker live that night, right from the campground!
 



 
Next up we hit Manatee Springs in May. Unfortunately there had been tons of flooding so there had been no swimming, but we still had a great time. The deer are really friendly, we explored the campground and went kayaking and paddle boarding every morning.
 




Finally, we went back to Skidaway last weekend, and this time invited friends to join us. We went swimming in the Intracoastal, walked downtown Savannah, visited the Forsyth Farmers Market, did a wine tasting and enjoyed the campground.
 








 

 
Next two campouts are with my T@B. I can't wait!!!!!!!