Monday, February 22, 2016

More Amelia Island

And more doggie photos.

And the obligatory gull shot.

Here’s the view from my new spot at Scott’s Road Beach.  

This lot is more secluded and thus quieter than Peter’s Point, though not as level.  One other rig was here the night I stayed.  What a treat to fall asleep to the roar of the surf!

Fernandina Beach is a great Small Town USA – one of my favorite jaywalk beach towns.  

The historic part of the town is (of course) built around the working docks.  One can stroll and duck in and out of shops all day.  As you can see here, town proper is about 5 miles from Peter’s Point.

Don’t miss stopping at Tasty’s for a luscious char-broiled burger. 

(BTW, I’m loving my new dining room table)!

Meanwhile, back at the beach - this sunset turned the whole world pink.

The End

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Amelia Island

After a southerly coastal crawl, the GDB and I stopped over for a few days at Amelia Island, FL.  

I really love it here. The island isn’t at all crowded this time of year and offers so many choices for public beach access.  Bonus: the beaches are dog-friendly!

As another bonus, Nassau County allows overnight parking in the beach parking lots.  

This lot at Peter’s Point, is convenient – with picnic tables, rest rooms, and trash bins.  The lot is level, well-lit, and (so the locals tell me) frequently patrolled.  The first night here there were 4 rigs – 3 of us Roadtreks! 

The beach is but a short boardwalk away.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hilton Head Island

Dropped by for a visit with old friend Janice.  Well, not old – you know what I mean.  Actually I’m older than she, by some 24 hours or less.  Back in the day, we celebrated our back-to-back birthdays together and now try to maintain that tradition when life allows.

Mooch-docking at its finest!

Seems like there is always at least one gator in residence when I visit.  

The weather turned cold, windy, and wet.  But we made the best of the indoors by indulging in some creative pursuits.  I spent many happy hours coloring in my birthday present from Janice – signed by the author!  What a thoughtful and timely gift. 

And adding to my art journal. 

We also managed to visit the collection of six artistic pianos scattered around various island locations.  These spinets have been transformed by different artists and will be auctioned in a few weeks as part of Piano Palooza.  

Cool stuff.  Here's more information.  

We also found time for a satisfying lunch at a dockside bar. Mmmm ... eggs benedict with fried oysters along with grits and a tenderloin slider. 

After four laughter-filled days, it was back on the road.

Friday, February 12, 2016


A city I always enjoy visiting.  Even more now that I found an overnight spot just 2 block from the city center.  Here's the GDB parked next to another Roadie!

The Savannah Visitors Center allows overnight parking (max 24 hours) in dedicated RV spots for $8. Dry camping, of course.  The lot is level, well-lit, and patrolled.  If so inclined, you can catch the town trolley right outside your door.

Savannah offers an intriguing mix of art, architecture, and history.

Oglethorpe Park - one of the many park squares.

I love browsing the plentiful galleries, seeing what the artists are up to and, most of all, checking out their studio spaces.  Who wouldn't love this space in which to create?

There is much inspiration in this town!

Off to the coast ....