Week 33 – Columbia to Jekyll Island

Day 225 – Pointsett State Park

We began our Sunday with a relaxing morning in the campground, mainly to let the weather warm up a bit. Then after lunch, we found a nice, easy four-mile trail through the forest to stretch our legs and get a better sense of the countryside. While it wasn’t the most magnificent hike we’ve ever done, it was still a nice, quiet walk.

Day 226 – Pointsett State Park to Charleston

After a few hours of work, we packed up and started down the road towards Charleston. We made a quick stop at grocery store to do conference calls and have lunch, then it was on to the very pretty James Island County Park campground, just outside the city.

Day 227 – Charleston

Tuesday started with work from the campground, then we drove into downtown Charleston to walk around the historic center of the city. We took in dozens of beautiful homes and churches, some of which were over 250 years old. We also indulged in a delicious barbecue lunch.

Back at the campground, we had dinner then got to enjoy a Holiday Lights festival that was going on in the same park we were camping at. We did a fun train ride through the park, and even ate a turkey leg dinner with funnel cake for dessert! It really got us in the Christmas spirit.

Day 228 – Charleston to Savannah

We started with a work day from the campground, then a fairly short drive to the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia (our 40th state on the trip!). We stopped at an outlet mall so Michael could work (and get a quick haircut) while Tracey stretched her legs and did a little window shopping. Then it was time to check in to the hotel to finish off the work day and relax.

Day 229 – Savannah

After a morning of work, we took a shuttle into downtown Savannah so we could explore the city. Savannah has over twenty small, square parks filled with huge trees and surrounded by historic homes. We enjoyed zigzagging through the streets for several miles, trying to see as many of the squares as we had time for. Finally, we were ready to refuel with dinner and then a quick evening stroll along the river before catching the shuttle back to the hotel.

Day 230 – Savanna to Jekyll Island

Friday was another travel day, so after getting in a few hours of work we hit the road and continued further down the Georgia coast to Jekyll Island, a nice vacation spot. We drove around the southern side of the island before heading to our campground on the north side.

Day 231- Jekyll Island

The weather was so nice and the island was so flat, we decided to start the day off with a run, something we hadn’t done together in quite a while. We ran three miles without too much difficulty, then returned to the van for breakfast and some relaxation before our next outing. After lunch, we rented bikes and started exploring. The island is very bike-friendly, with tons of separate bike paths, so rode around the entire north half of the island, with a halfway stop at the Beach Village for a little shopping and a frozen yogurt/sorbet treat. It was a lot of fun and made us wish every place we visited had so many excellent, safe places to ride a bike.

 

 

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