This was mine and Ambers first time at historic Savanah GA where we stayed at the Green Palm Inn bed and breakfast. While there we went to a historic graveyard, the St. John's Cathedral, and the famous Jones Street. We ate at Vick's on the River Restaraunt and Bar and went to a "Speak Easy" where we had a couple of drinks. Savanah has lots of beautiful green squares throughout the city and we saw quite a few of them, my favorite was Chippewa Square where they filmed the park bench scenes for Forest Gump. We saw a WW II memorial, ate at Vinni Van GoGo's world famous pizza and went to a couple of micro breweries and I highly recomend "The Warehouse" where they have "the coldes cheapest beer in town". It was a great time for sure! The city is full of beautiful architecture and historic sights. There is now way you can experience it all in a single week long trip so we may have to go back again some day... I sure hope so!!
Our anual camping trip at Dreher Island... Fun as usual.
Our big family trip this year was to Puerto Rico. We flew into Old San Juan where we stayed for a couple of nights the the Hotel La Terraza. Our first full day in Old San Juan we explored the city while on a food tour and went to the 16th-century citadel (old military fort) Castillo del Morro. Next we rented a car and drove to Luquillo Beach where we stayed at the Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn.
In Luquillo we ate at a really cool local place called BOARDRIDERS Surf Bar and Grill, went to La Mina Falls and the Yokahú Tower in El Yunque National Forest where of course, we got rained on while we were there. Also Katie, Zack and Carson took a surfing lesson one morning while Amber and I hung out on the beach. Probably my favorite excursion while there was the day we went on a chartered boat that left out of Fajardo and went about 20 miles east to Flamenco Beach on the island of Culebra. It was truly one of the most beautiful beaches I have been on in the Caribbean! It was interesting that they had some old Sherman tanks on the beach that the US used while training for the D Day invasion still there. On our last day we went back over to Fajardo to Laguna Grand, the bioluminescent lagoon that kind of lights up at night when the water is stirred up which was an amazing experience.
Surfing, the Rainforest, Culebra and Flamenco Beach Puerto Rico
Zack and I hammock camping on an island on Lake Murray.
In October Amber and I took the camper to Keowee Toxaway State Park in Pickens SC. We hiked the Raven Rock Trail right there by the park which took us up along Lake Keowee. We went in to the town of Pickens and had some craft beer at a local tavern and also went to Victoria Valley Vineyards to try some wine.