Once I got into Georgia I did hop onto I95. I often chose a route I hadn’t taken before, even if it included highways. Again, the goal was to get to warmer weather, then I would slow down and travel however I wanted to. It was rainy but warmer and I felt it was a good time to fill my fresh tank. I had left freezing temperatures and hadn’t filled up. After four days of traveling like this, I stopped at an RV store that allowed me to dump and fill my tanks for free. I actually passed it and once I realized it was the same one I had stopped at last year, I got off the highway, turned around, and took care of this stuff in the rain. With it done, I knew I could have something else I really wanted- a hot shower.
So I pulled into a park in Pooler, Georgia and showered and tidied up some. I spent the night in a very active parking lot with lots of other RVs and trucks, plus cars. I slept well and relaxed, eating a good fresh meal, and watching a couple of episodes of Fraggle Rock. The next morning, I drove around a little then headed back to the park.
I walked the loop multiple times, taking pictures and listening to music while enjoying the warmer sunny weather donning my flip flops and t-shirt. Ahhh nice. I was even happy to see the sign about snakes and other wildlife. I’m not Southern nor will I ever be, however, I love being here and am glad I came back. While I believe I can choose to be happy anywhere, this is definitely an easier place for me to be happy. The sunshine and warmth is just sooooo good. I love it.
I put things away, cleaned the floor, washed dishes, and ate well. I’m pretty sure I’ve decided what I’d like to do for my birthday this year. I’m so close to Savannah yet am feeling like I can skip it this time. I’ve been many times and spent last year there for my birthday. I would like to do something different.
While I don’t know what I will do this Winter, where I will be, or with who, I know I want to feel good. I know what kinds of experiences I want to have - warm, good feeling, light, fun, easy and exciting. I know I want to see and do new things and meet new people. For right now, I’m going to relax, give myself a break, and allow things to unfold for me. It’s easy for me to feel good here and I love feeling good.
- I wrote the above while I was there. This is later in the month now.
I decided to take 17S instead of getting back on a major highway and it was a nice drive. Lots of nature, few other vehicles, and occasionally going through towns some.
I saw a sign for Sapelo Island and opted to visit. I wasn't familiar with it and went into the visitor's center there to learn more. There is a small display area like a museum exhibit and a store, too. There was also a trail. With the sign's notice, I passed on that one. A neat little stop and maybe one day I'd take a tour of the island. It is a private one so you need some connection or tour to visit it.
As I continued on, I noticed Jekyll Island. I didn't stop but had at least heard of this one. I began to recognize where I was some from earlier this year and will note how interesting it was to me that earlier this year felt like last year or longer ago than it was. Soon enough I entered Florida in a new to me way. I love that! When I take a different road into Florida especially, it sort of thrills me. I have actually gone back up to Georgia since but this really completes the "Whetting My Appetite" on my way here. I didn't realize when I'd left that I'd need to go as far south as I did in order to reach the warmer weather. Oh well. I'm glad to be home!