From Skidaway Island State Park near Savannah, Georgia.
We finally got out of Ocala, FL but not without buying a few groceries for a dental surgeon and a general dentist. Sandy and I have appointments for follow-up visits and procedures that begin in November and won't end until March or April of 2012. We'll get these done in Ocala rather than elsewhere because we can't start the implant process until November. Besides, Florida is a lot warmer in winter than a lot of other states. And I guess that makes us real "snowbirds."
Skidaway State Park is a favorite of seasoned RVers and we can see why. The park is huge and the RV sites are spacious. There are beautiful walking trails, cool breezes and quiet nights.
We've done some neat things in the past few days. First we drove to the old part of Savannah (well I guess most of it is really old) to take a guided tour and walk around and see some of the squares for which Savannah is so well known and to look at the beautiful old homes.
The next day we drove to Beaufort, SC and again visited the historic residential section of the town. We walked around, had a nice lunch and more than once raved at the beauty of these antebellum homes.
This one is for sale. Below is a typical street in the historic district.
Today we drove to Hilton Head Island, SC to visit Joe Distelheim and his lovely wife, Dottie. Joe and I were journalism majors at Northern Illinois University. In my senior year (1962), Joe was sports editor and I was news editor. Joe later became editor-in-chief in his senior year (1964). It is notable that the student newspaper, The Northern Star, earned national acclaim while both of us were on the staff. Joe gets more of the credit than I do.
And here are the four of us: Sandy, me, Joe and Dottie.
After some sightseeing on the island, we visited one of Joe and Dottie's favorite walking paths and took these two photos.
Tomorrow we visit Tybee Island to catch up with more friends.