My last week in a nutshell: three states, two campgrounds and a zillion pelicans.
Wed-Fri: Gainesville. My friends have made their side yard into a tiny trailer park that perfectly fits one Alto. It even has a big gate so I can back my trailer in and then close the gates to have privacy from people on the street. I love it. And I love them for their generosity and their wonderful cooking. I got spoiled! I also got a library card and, man, ebook loans on Kindle are awesome.
Saturday, I left the lap of luxury to make my way northward, towards a reservation I made last summer to stay for a month at a South Carolina State Park for half price. Such a deal! But it’s a long enough drive that I broke it up into two legs.
Sat-Mon: Skidaway Island State Park, Georgia is a surprisingly cool campground, given it is walking distance to the little village of Skidaway, completely with a Publix grocery store. There are some great trails and I explored them across two days, camera in hand.
Tue onward: Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina is where I landed yesterday, but not without driving through both Savannah and Charleston. I need to rethink my Garmin routing a bit. But I did get to go over some high bridges, and this one in Charleston was my favorite.
My current campsite is about three minutes walk from a long sandy beach. Which is where I saw PELICANS!! Tons of pelicans! And if you know me at all, you know how very happy the sight of flying pelicans makes me. I was grinning ear to ear watching them soar over the water.
Today, I went for a long walk sans camera and watched wave after wave of pelicans flying south. A few times, they flew right over my head! I’m calling this beach The Pelican Highway. And I intend to enjoy the beach and watch the pelicans every single day I’m here.
My big project for the next three weeks is the photography book I mentioned a few weeks ago. I had some wonderful responses, and am hard at work selecting photos and figuring out how to present them. It’s like writing drafts of a book, only visual, so big learning curve but so far, I’m enjoying the challenge. Stay tuned for details on the book as I have them.
than a dream,
it was the place
she needed to visit
to find herself.