2008 Midwest USA travel blog

Site #1 - Skidaway State Park - Savannah, GA

West River Street

East River Street

Savannah's 1986 Olympic Flame

Large container ship entering Savannah harbor

Only dolphin I was able to get on film!

Arrived here in Savannah Sunday afternoon after a pleasant five-hour trip down I-95. Set up was quick and easy and we have a great, roomy site with lots of shade.

They had a lot of rain from Fay last week and a few very small branches were down but no significant problems with the campground. It's nice to be in a state park again. They are more suited to camping. The full hook-up RV parks are convenient but are really just places to park the motorhome in a grass parking lot. They work well for sight-seeing but we like to just sit around the camp, cook outside and maybe have a fire when we can.

We toured Savannah Tuesday by taking one of the trolley tours and we also took a boat tour out to see the dolphins. They were able to find a pod of dolphins but they were not in the mood to perform for us. Of course you can't really expect that from wild dolphins. I was able to snap one picture

with one close to the surface. Not much but then not much to work with - it all happens much too fast!!

Of course no trip to Savannah is complete without a trip to River Street

. I bet you thought I was going to say The Lady and Sons with Paula Deen didn't you? I have no desire to stand in line to eat in a so-so restaurant - much better things to do with my time and money. Besides I stood in enough food lines while in the Navy to last me the rest of my life!!!

Wednesday night we took the Ghost and Gravestones trolley tour and had a great time. We even visited the Sorrel Weed House that was featured on the Ghosthunters show on the SCI-FI channel. We also made a night visit to the Colonial Cemetery. We did escape with our lives though!

We will be getting home tomorrow, hopefully in time to catch most of the Gator game.

Summary of our expenses for the summer (including the fill-up tomorrow):

Campground Fees - 2.346.32; Motorhome Gas - 2,862.15; Jeep Gas - 963.92; Restaurants - 1,733.03; Food - 900.76; Camp and RV Supplies - 502.11; Souvenirs - 542.94; Attractions - 2,729.63; Miscellaneous - 871.92 for a total of 13,452.78.

For 117 days, that works out to 114.98 per day sleeping in the same bed every night; tickets and parking for every game in the Women's World Series and all games but one of the Men's World Series and at least two shows every day for a week in Branson. We paid a lot for gas but campgrounds worked out to only 20.05 a day average. Even if you add in the motorhome payments and insurance the cost comes to less than $144 per day. You couldn't do all we did for that amount using a car and staying in motels not to mention the convenience of living in the motorhome. We are extremely plased with the way the last four months worked out and are ready to do it for five or six months next year - North to Alaska!!!!

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