Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Crooked River State Park for Christmas!

It's that time of year again! Crooked River for Christmas.


We arrived on a misty, cool Friday night and got set up on Site 18.


We'd brought a club and balls so first thing we did was hit the mini-golf course. 


We had an early dinner and fire to rest up for the festivities the next day - a trip into St Mary's, a hay ride and visit with Santa!


The morning was cool but the day soon warmed up - it was clear and beautiful. 


I was having trouble with the propane connection so I cooked my toast outside over a hiking burner.


We drove into town for the Saturday morning farmers market, to visit some shops and hang out in the waterfront park.


Once we made it back to the campground we did some coloring - 2017 calendars from the Dollar Tree!




Finally, it was time. We headed to Crooked River's new meeting facility (they rent it for gatherings, weddings etc.)


And the best part....Santa!

















Friday, October 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Last weekend we were packed and read to go camping at Anastasia State Park for our 15th anniversary when Hurricane Matthew hit....

We lost a lot of limbs and had a lot of debris to clean up.  We lost power from Friday morning until the following Thursday evening.  




And guess what else was damaged?  You guessed it.....




We carefully pulled her out from under the limb and saw the cover was all torn.  Once the hurricane was over and we were in clean-up mode I finally had the guts to take off the cover. 

We've got a damaged tail light, dented roof and possible structural damage by the roof vent. 





We contacted Pleasant Valley Trailers to get an estimate on getting her fixed and parts. Stay tuned....


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Anastasia State Park

This was a campout to remember - my husband Chris's 40th birthday! 

We arrived at Anastasia Thursday night and stayed in site 62. It was beautiful and not too far from the restrooms.



We couldn't have asked for better weather and the celebration was at the Conch House Marina and Resort. If you need to have a reasonably priced event - have it there. They were awesome!





The rerst of the time we spent walking around St Augustine, dining at Mango Mango's, Blackfly and the Bunnery and got cupcakes (including vegan!) from Luli's bakery.





Skidaway Island State Park, January 2016

We had a blast at Skidaway Island State Park as usual! 

Sorry for posting so late. Here are our pics from Skidaway Island in January of 2016.

This time we finally got to visit Wormsloe - one of the oldest historical sites in Savannah. A walking tour follows a short movie about the history of the site. We got lucky and got to ride on a golf cart so if you don't have someone handicapped in your party, remember to bring your walking shoes!













And as usual, we visited the Forsyth Farmers Market - if you're in Savannah on a Saturday you definitely must check it out. 

Here my daughter is chowing down on a beautiful purple carrot.




Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Crooked River State Park

Last year at Crooked River was such a blast over Christmas that my daughter and I decided to go back. 

One weekend before Christmas they have pictures with Santa, crafts, a hayride and more (such as a live animal show.) It's a clean, well maintained park that's close to the little town of St Mary's, Georgia. It's got a few shops and a few restaurants and a beautiful park on the water. There's also a historic home you can tour for a few dollars. 



The park offers camping, hiking, miniature golf, biking, a boat ramp and tons of playgrounds for kids. 




Here's where I got a hole in one.



The weather was gorgeous so we did some art work outside.


Santa was ready to watch the fire.



Rangers came around to tell us about the live animal show!


Live Animal Show



Ready to see Santa