On the heels of my 5K debut The Tour Guide flew in to visit for a couple of weeks. He got here on September 24 and we had a fantastic time. Because I’d just joined the ranks of the employed I couldn’t take much time off, but we did manage to sneak out of town for a few days.
I absolutely love Savannah so I took The Tour Guide on a tour of it.
We spent the night there and had a delicious dinner on River Street.
The next morning went down I95 to check out Cumberland Island. We took the ferry from St. Mary’s over to the Island. While there are some residents on the Island, they’ve banded together to preserve it in it’s natural state. No hotels, no tiki bars, no airbrush t-shirt shops. There are no stores, no restaurants nor anything commercial. We took a picnic lunch over along with a small ice chest packed with drinks because there’s nowhere to buy anything once you’re there. Completely unspoiled. The only thing there is to spend money on once you’re on the island is bicycle rental at the beach camp. We met quite a few people who were camping for the weekend. It’s breathtakingly beautiful.
|A bit grey, but beautiful scenery at Cumberland Island|
|The ruins of Dungeness – Winter home of Andrew Carnegie|
Cumberland Island is home to the very first African American Baptist Church and the original burial place of General Henry Lee, III. Wild turkeys, turtles, and horses roam free. The only vehicles in the State Park are the ones that the Rangers drive.
|My brother-in-law built this cooker himself.|
We also spent a lot of time with my family. For my little sister’s birthday we had a cookout,
|We make a pretty good team!|
shot bows and arrows,
Two weeks goes by way too fast. ;~)