We rang in the New Year Aussie style in Brunswick Georgia. What does that mean? We were a little apprehensive making it until the clock struck the New Year. In the past few years we have celebrated Eastern Time New Years. This was the easiest for us as we have been in the Pacific or Mountain time zone while doing it. This meant we only had to stay up until 10:00 at the latest. This year however we were in the Eastern Time Zone and for those of you who know us, this was going to be a problem. We go to bed well before midnight. How were we ever going to make it!?!? We found our answer the morning of December 31st when we turned on the national news. What was on T.V.? Fireworks in Australia celebrating New Years! Although it was 16 hours early, we rang in the New Year Aussie style!
Speaking of New Years, I am a little nervous, for the first time in a long time Barb has made a resolution. We usually don’t bother with resolutions, instead we set goals for the year. I am not sure what made her change her mind this year, maybe she wants 2019 to be a year of great change!
While in Brunswick we stayed at Golden Isles RV Park. With a Passport America rate of $22/night with full hook up and free Wi-Fi, it was hard to beat and suited our purposes just fine. We were not there for the amenities, we were there to visit Jekyll and St. Simon’s Islands.
These two barrier islands are famous for their incredible scenery and they certainly did not disappoint. This was another area that we were glad we visited during the off season. What we liked about this area is that it had a nice mix of touristy stuff and natural areas. Although it was tourist trap in some areas, they were quaint and if you got tired of that, you could find yourself in a natural area within minutes.St. Simons Island is probably best known for its golf courses but since we don't golf we went to tour the lighthouse. We have seen several lighthouses on our east coast tour but this is the first one that was open for tours so we paid our $12 each and walked up the 129 stairs to the top. Well not actually the top, the last 10 or so stairs to the actual light are blocked off. We did however get to walk around the catwalk near the top.
|Selfie from the top!|
|A peek at the lens|
|Barb and her sand dollars!|
|Once again we had the beach to ourselves|
|This gull found a treasure too!|
|The Horton House built in 1736|
|You can see the oyster and seashells in the walls|
|A closer look|
|Random squirrel picture...|
|One of their patients, it had a split shell|
|We were the only ones in the entire campground!|
We spent most of our time at the State Park walking the trails and boardwalks.... trying to dodge the rain. But we did manage to see some wildlife between the raindrops.
|They had a really nice boardwalk over the water|
|This is the largest gator we have ever seen|
|Can you identify this snake?|
I cannot imagine what it would be like to build those boardwalks. The snakes, spiders and other creepy crawly things....no thanks!
That wraps up our time in Georgia, an interesting and diverse state. Next up is Florida!
Oh wait! So what was Barb's New years resolution and why am I nervous? Her resolution is to "eliminate" the frustration in her life. The look she gave me while saying it gave me an uneasy feeling and am now sleeping with one eye open!