Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cool Parks

Map picture

On our way back to Fort Lauderdale from the RV-Dreams rally, we had no idea where we were going to stay.  The Georgia State park that Howard and Linda stayed at sounded pretty nice … Crooked River State Park in Georgia.  But, since we didn’t get on the road till noon – it was just too far a drive.

Using my Droid for Internet browsing, I found another Georgia State park just off I-95 and just south of Savannah – Fort McAllister.  It was GORGEOUS.  And all the sites were pull thru – the kind that parallel the road off to the side.  It makes so much sense. 

You can click the red pushpins in the map above for more info on the parks.

I just love it when my office has views like this:

And nice views when we open our front door too!

We decided to take our ‘family portrait’ here.

And, the Azaleas were in bloom just outside the park!

We like to spend the last night before Fort Lauderdale at the beach.  Our normal place is Sebastian Inlet State Park, but I called from the road and they said they were FULL.  OK – we stopped at the Florida Welcome center just over the state line and picked up all sorts of literature.  I found an interesting sounding park with beach access at Cape Canaveral.  It was perfect!  Operated by the Port Authority at Port Canaveral – it’s called Jetty Maritime Park.  A little pricy at $42, but for one night on the beach – what the heck!

There is even a bar and grill within walking distance of the park … a RonJon’s Resort!  So, we took advantange and didn’t have to cook any dinner last night.

Usually, when we need to get somewhere in just a couple days, we don’t bother finding cool places to stay.  We just get out the Passport America book and pick someplace convenient and cheap.  Two things conspired to make us put out the extra effort this time, 1-having Mom with us, and 2-taking Howard and Linda’s ‘How to Pick a Campground’ seminar at the rally.  They try to find campgrounds with what they call the ‘IT’ factor.  Campgrounds that have *it* are cool.  And, as they described in their seminar, they spend a lot of time researching. 

So – we tried it – I think these two parks have the IT factor and I’m glad we spent the time to research!  Thanks RV-Dreams!

1 comment:

2.4 D Hwy said...

Chris, we stayed at Fr. McAllister on our way to Myrtle Beach for the RV-Dreams rally and absolutely loved it. I'm glad you found it.