Day 3 Jan 8
With 517 miles to drive today, we were up before dark and on the road by 7:00. We didn’t bother to make coffee, and stopped down the road for coffee and sandwich carry-out . . . still dark!
Our GPS indicated we could arrive at Jekyll Island as early as 3:30 – but we always factor in bathroom stops and dog walks! Our first stop was at the Georgia Visitor Center on Interstate 75 where I loaded up on pamphlets, maps, coupon books, sight-seeing planners and other Georgia coastal must-see information.
Knoxville, west to Chattanooga, we busted right through the 285 loop around Atlanta and blew straight through downtown on Interstate 75. At a roadside rest Tom walked the dogs and I threw together a plate of smoked Gouda cheese, bison and venison sausage, crackers and veggies for a driving munchy. Below Atlanta we veered onto Interstate 95 to Savannah, and then a short jaunt down to Jekyll Island, arriving at a descent 5:00!
The drive in to Jekyll Island was a total transformation of our all-day scenery of pine-tree-lined interstate. We drove up and over a bridge and down into a beautiful area of historical locations, beaches, bicycle and carriage paths, sand dunes, and even a Sea Turtle Center -- all bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Jekyll River.
We’re here for the next 10 days; we have NEVER stayed 10 days in one place! Tonight, walking the immediate campground loop, we discovered 8 other Airstreams, and we’re looking forward to meeting each and every one. Tomorrow I’ll concentrate on getting some pictures of our campsite. I’ll leave you with this one of Tom sitting under the awning, enjoying the last of the bottle of wine we had with dinner!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2018 25' Airstream Serenity with Salsa interior and front twin beds., and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown