You might think that I am a little too old for spring break but truthfully, I’ve grown very accustomed to it after working for the school system for over two decades. A good friend of mine is still working for the school system and has asked me to go on a spring break trip with her.
We looked at several possibilities. We both like cruising though we didn’t have too many choices that fit entirely within her time off. Additionally, the air fare would be more expensive because this was prime time. We quickly scratched the idea off our list.
We then looked at taking a road trip.
We thought of Branson, MO only because neither of us had been there before. After looking at the drive, we decided we didn’t want to drive 1,000 miles spending two full days on the road.
Now we are thinking about staying on the East Coast but heading south for warmth. We are thinking about driving to Charleston, South Carolina for a night or two. We’ll have low country boils, southern charm and hospitality, visit Ft. Sumter, take a carriage ride and enjoy what the city offers. I’d love to pick up another sea grass basket at the famed City Market.
From there we will drive to St. Augustine, Florida which is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States. We’ll be following in the footsteps of Ponce de Leon looking for the Fountain of Youth! We’ll visit the fort and walk around the historic area. This will be the furthest that we’ll go.
We’ll turn around and begin our trek north stopping off at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, take a boat ride on the river as we sail past some of the barrier islands.
Continuing north we’ll spend the night in Savannah where we hope to get a bite to eat at The Lady and Sons Restaurant. Regardless of what your feelings are about Paula Dean – she is a good cook!We’ll explore the river area and hopefully get to drive out to Tybee Island stopping at the Crab Shack on our way out there.
Eventually we’ll have to come home. If you have any suggestions for our Road Trip, please send them my way.