Dec.23-29, Savannah, GA

We had great weather for travelling south, arrived Savannah South KOA campground for our 7-day stay here. This campground is very convenient to downtown Savannah. Swans at KOA campgroundIt is a very well kept campground with escort to your site. A very nice pond with a wide variety of waterfowl is on the premises, including at least 18 white swans. The swans do not have their wings clipped as do those in Ottawa’s Rideau river and thus are free to come and go but I guess the steady supply of easy food keeps them here. We could see the swans from our trailer – a nicer view than you get in most campgrounds.

Savannah is beautiful city to visit and bypassing it on the way south is an opportunity missed. Downtown near the river is River street where the warehouses that were used for shipping cotton and other goods out of the South are now converted to shops and restaurants catering to the tourism trade. The cobblestone streets were constructed from the stones that ships used for ballast and unloaded in Savannah before taking on their cargo. The real gems however are to be found in the city’s famous Squares scattered throughout town. Tourists are to be found all over this city using many methods of transport to see these parks and the many impressive houses along the route. We took the self-guided walking tour while others took organized tours on trams, buses, bikes, horse-drawn carriages, and even Segways. We spent many hours going from park to park enjoying the Spanish moss-draped live oaks. Just a short drive east from Savannah is the resort community of Tybee Island. we spent an afternoon there walking the magnificent beach on the Atlantic ocean – it is a beautiful spot. There is only one campground on the island and unfortunately they seem to be packed in like sardines with some trailers almost sticking out onto the street. We are not likely to settle in there, as we prefer more natural surroundings.

 

 

 


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