My sneeze attack this morning confused my brainy calendar. I set myself on Monday because I’m so allergic to that day, but quickly realized it was Tuesday. I stayed away from negative thoughts of a cold or flu and looked outside to confirm my suspicion of yellow pollen. It was twice as nice to see it all over my car and steps because that means spring is almost here and the prettiest flowers with beautiful fragrance will be everywhere.
Azaleas. magnolias, camellias and dogwoods will create a colorful canvas of scenery in the southeast during February and March. Mix it up with some sunshine and feel natures flower power to enjoy the day…..:)
If you happen to wander our way and want to be a bit of a “know it all” around your friends, use my cheat sheet:
For more information on the Camellia garden on Hilton Head Island:
The Coastal discovery center has an easy walking trail and it located on Hilton Head Island, S Carolina. Exit #8 S. Carolina off the I95 travel east to Hilton Head Island and you will see more than billboards.
This scenic historic site located in Savannah Georgia USA can easily be missed by visitors to the area because it is off the beaten path of the Historic District of the city. Located on Isle of Hope a coastal community in the southeast area of Savannah, this former plantation has an abundance of wildlife, salt marsh, historic ruins, a colonial village, a military battery and relaxing walking trails that will take you a step back in time. The gateway canopy of oaks sets the pace for the breathtaking views you will see at Wormsloe. The tree lined avenue of 400 oaks is a 1.5 mile walk and other trails branch off from there.
The site of the tabby ruins nestles up to the salt marsh. Tabby homes were built in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in the 1700’s. Tabby is made with burned oyster shells, sand, and water.
Oysters make a home in the salt marshes in Coastal Georgia.
The Colonial Village will likely interest the young visitors who find a day out looking at nature and museums boring
For I95 Georgia travelers exit #109…it’s about a 40 minute drive, and there is no where to eat at the site, so I suggest stopping in nearby Sandfly at myfavorite barbecue restaurant in Savannah. No need for directions because you will pass right through Sandfly. Also, bring bug spray for the walking trails, and expect high heat and humidity in the summer.
Happy travels…..get off the interstates and see more than billboards….:)
I’ll start by apologizing for all the shadows in my photos of beautiful Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia USA. With an average of 261 days of sunshine a year, and me being a lazy morning person, I always have the 2PM high sun. January happens to be my least favorite month, so today with a little pep in my step, I put on my Nike’s, a hooded sweatshirt and headed out to check the trees and plants for any hint of spring.
The city of Savannah was designed in the 1700’s and homes were built around the city squares. Like the squares, homes also surround this 30 acre park that is family friendly, full of greenery, and hosts open concerts and festivals throughout the year. It’s not unusual to see visitors touching the spanish moss that drapes the trees, but it is home to some very tiny critters. To read more : https://effinghammoves.com/2017/04/18/itchy-moss/
The fountain at the entrance to the park is a popular “selfie” spot and is featured in many tourist guides. During Savannah’s huge St Patricks Day celebration in March the fountain water is flowing green. A variety of architecture surrounds the park and the multi-color homes are a clear expression of the charm of Savannah.
There are Bed and Breakfast style lodging near the park and also one of Savannah’s most sought after full service luxury hotels and spa…The Mansion….http://www.mansiononforsythpark.com
You can finish off your day with some light shopping, a quick cup of coffee, or some healthy food choices at http://www.brighterdayfoods.com/ on the south end of the park.
As it turned out the first month of the year went out with a pleasant day in the Hostess city of the South”. Minutes from exit 109 of the I95…..in Georgia you are sure to find true hospitality in this beautiful city….
Happy travels…try the Shrimp and grits….boiled peanuts…..and Sweet Tea
Twenty five miles northwest of Savannah Georgia in Effingham County is New Ebenezer one of the first five settlements in Georgia USA. In 1741 the colonists who originated in the Province of Salzburg known today as Austria made this their home. Bring a lunch and plan to spend the day. Situated on the banks of […]
Anytime I get the chance and have the extra time going to Florida I exit the I95 and hop on the A1A. If you are traveling south on I95 from Georgia into Florida look for the Yulee exit to Fernadina Beach or if you are traveling north into Georgia get off in Jacksonville and get the A1A at the beach.
This will set you back about an hour through the Jacksonville area if you don’t stop and look at the beautiful ocean and river scenery.
Things to look out for: You may get a peak at an aircraft carrier in port at Mayport Naval station
Manatees and an abundance of other wildlife
Restaurants with a selection of fresh fish and other seafood , available to eat in or pack in your travel cooler
If your traveling with the little folk the ferry is great fun too!!!
Jekyll Island is located 93 miles south of Savannah Ga, via Interstate 95. Travelers can get a break of a busy commercialized beach that offers a good selection of lodging and a campground.
The island has a long history going back to 1733 and 60% of the island today is not developed.
The island features a historic area that was once a vacation spot for the wealthiest Americans. Other places of interest is the site of Georgia’s first brewery and the Jekyll Island Club where AT&T President Theodore Newton Vail participated in the nations first transcontinental phone call.
The public beach is beautiful, accessible to shops and restaurants.
Be prepared to pay $6.00 for a daily entry pass , well worth it.