Saturday, November 7, 2015

Back in Georgia already??!! I thought we had enough of this state!

We weren't really sure where we were going to go when we left Charleston, but we knew we didn't want to venture too far, because we wanted Nicolas to be able to spend Thanksgiving with us without having to drive too far, and we knew we'd be coming back to Charleston in mid-December for his Power School graduation.  Tom started to fill out a volunteer application for Georgia State Parks, but there weren't any coastal parks with openings for November and December, so he never finished it.

On our way to Kentucky, though, we got a call from Ft. Morris State Park, just about 20 miles south of Savannah, and they had a cancellation for November and December.  So, we quickly finished the application, submitted background checks, and made plans to arrive there after we left Charleston.

As we were leaving the base campground on Monday, I gave the Park Manager a call to let him know we were on our way.  He was a little distressed that some septic issues that were supposed to be resolved before we arrived had not been completed yet, and it sounded like it would be the end of the week before the work could be done.

Since we were already on our way, he called Fort McAllister State Park, which is about 30 miles away from Ft. Morris, and made arrangements for us to have a site in the campground there until our volunteer site is ready.

The regular campsites are only 30amp and water, no sewer, but we'll be fine for a few days.  All of the sites are pull-thrus, but they are the half-circle type of pull-thru, so we had to be careful  to find one that had enough of a straight area for us, and also not too sharp of a turn at the entry or exit.

We ended up taking site #5, across from the host sites.

The campground at Ft. McAllister is on an island, surrounded by salt marsh, and we have a site on the perimeter, overlooking the marsh.

Bryce and I have had work and school to keep us busy, and Tom has been knocking off a few little projects on the RV, as well as chatting with the volunteer hosts.  We're getting back into a daily walking routine, and we finally got the bikes out for a ride, too.

The weather has been unseasonably warm this week, and we've had some crazy storms roll through,

as well as a sea fog that rolled in unexpectedly one day at dinnertime!

It had been a sunny afternoon, and I was looking forward to a nice sunset, when suddenly everything was obscured by fog -- it was the strangest thing!!

A couple of cloudy days followed, but then today we finally had some nice sunshine and a promising sunset.

We found out this weekend that the septic work still has not been done over at Ft. Morris, so it looks like we'll be here several more days.  We've already had to pack up and drive to the dump station once, but we're hoping to be able to move to the empty host site on Monday, so we'll at least have 50amp and sewer.

In the meantime, we're just relaxing and enjoying the view!

We really don't mind being back in Georgia that much!


  1. Glad to read that things are working out with as few Hickups as possible. The views look beautiful.
    Still wishing Nicolas the best on his Graduation.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Glad you were able to get a workcamping gig close to Charleston. Really great how things work out. Your new rig looks gorgeous...congrats!!


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