With softball having two double-headers away we decided to head down to Jacksonville, Florida to watch the four games. The plan was to spend a few days in Jacksonville and then on the way back to do a diversion through Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We would spend an additional night in Charleston, South Carolina before heading back to the RV.
Once again due to the price of diesel combined with the camp fees necessary we opted to priceline our hotels (we are still boondocking where we currently are). We were fortunate to land a Courtyard Marriot in Jacksonville ($42 per night) and as a bonus it was right beside the Mayo Clinic. We have heard about the renowned Mayo Clinics but never visited one so we were happy with this selection. There are only three Mayo Clinics in the entire USA with the other two in Rochester, MN and Scottsdale AZ
While the softball team didn’t fare too well (they went 1-3) we got to spend some time walking the grounds of the Mayo Clinic,enjoying in the sun, playing in the surf and on the beach, and touring for future spots to stay in the motorhome. On our travels back we stopped over in the historical town of Savannah, GA. For those of you who haven’t been there in the spring you really need to start planning now. The colors of the azaleas, dogwoods, and wisteria were everywhere!
Savannah’s downtown area is loaded with small courtyard like parks that are on alternate blocks with each honoring a former civil war soldier or other historical dignitary. We parked the car at the famous Forsyth Park and walked much of its perimeter enjoying the older renovated homes. As we strolled down Bull Street from the park we were treated with small parks about every four blocks. Each of which was dedicated with an artwork of a statue along with a plaque telling about the individual being honored. The history of this can be felt as you stroll through each of these parks taking in all that there is to take in. Then we wandered towards the riverside area to see some of the old river front wharf area.
After several hours we got back in the car and headed to Charleston via Myrtle Beach to spend the night. We stopped along the way at some RV parks and state parks noting places we liked.
We crammed a lot in in four short days but we will definitely be back for a longer visit to the Savannah region…