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

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park is nestled among the small towns of South Carolina, just over the border from Savannah, GA.

The town of Beaufort is 20 short minutes away and offers great shopping and dining. The surrounding marshes are great for fishing and paddle boarding.

The real gem of this campground is it's beachfront property. Beautiful sands and a lighthouse to visit are fun for adults and kids of all ages. 

Just a few tips....if you go in September and you're in the woodsy section - bring the bug spray. LOTS. The mosquitoes were a doozy. 

Also, if you venture into town be sure you call ahead. Many of the restaurants aren't open on Sunday. 



If you're driving by Savannah stop at the Green Truck Pub on the way into town. We stopped on the way up AND the way back home. 

I suggest the El Camino salad (no artery clogging, waste band extending and skin dulling cheese or sour cream) add their 100% mouth-watering veggie burger on top.