South Bound

Fellow travelers have been telling us about Greenville, SC for a number of years. They heaped praise on it’s walkable downtown park with a waterfall. SO…based on that we decided to include it on our trip south.We found a state park nearby and made our way to Greenville.

Paris Mountain SP site 26

The Reedy River runs through the center of Greenville. The river was the site of grist and cotton mills. While creating wealth and employment it also created pollution. After some forward thinking civic leaders pushed for cleaning up the river, Falls Park was created.

The curved pedestrian bridge over the river is a highlight.

The architecture of Greenville is an interesting mix of old and new.

As an added bonus you can find “Shoeless “ Joe Jackson’s last home. The house is now a museum and library open to the public. Sadly it was closed during our visit.

As you wander downtown you encounter lots of public art.

Dale Chihuly’s Rose Crystal Tower

While the city is fun to wander through, we enjoyed spending some time hiking the trails around Paris Mountain.

Lake Placid

The park was created in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and contains one of the last CCC amphitheaters. This was the site of church services and Strom Thurmon political rallies in the 1940’s.

CCC amphitheater

There was more to explore around Greenville and Paris Mountain. A return trip is in order but for now it’s time to move on to one of our favorite southern cities, Savannah.

Skidaway Island SP site 50

Part of the appeal of Savannah is that we stay at Skidaway Island State Park. The park is located twenty minutes from downtown and has a number of hiking and biking trails through the Georgia low county.

Due to it’s remoteness, Skidaway Island was the preferred location for moonshiner’s in the early 20th century. The number of stills peaked during prohibition.

Note the axe marks on the barrels, the result of a police raid
Beautiful tidal marshes surround the island
Dusk in the low country

While we didn’t spend much time in the city we sure enjoyed our time here in the low country. It was time to pack up and head to Florida for some family visits.

Site 43

We set up camp at Gamble Rogers State Park. The park is located on the Atlantic Coast near Flagler Beach. We’ve stayed here before because of its proximity to assorted family members and it’s easy beach access. However, beach access was unavailable due to the last hurricane that blew through the area.

Shelly’s sister lives nearby and can still access her neighborhood beach.

Pat and Andrea

We are always amazed by how underutilized the section of beach is.

Pat, Andrea and Jeff

We worked in a trip down to New Smyrna Beach to visit with some of our Nieces and Nephews.

Nancy Beth and Pat

After our brief visits along the Atlantic coast of Florida we moved inland to visit with Pat’s siblings Carolyn and Mike. Mike was kind enough to allow us to park the Tincan in his yard until we return in January. No need to winterize.

Tincantravels will resume after our return to Florida in the new year

6 thoughts on “South Bound”

  1. It sounds like your travels this fall and winter are off to a great start. Hopefully, the rest of your time in the South is as enjoyable. Thank you, again, for sharing.

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  2.  Hi folks. Great pictures and info about your travels.  Hope ya have a safe journey as you travel this season Missed seeing you at Jazz fest this yr.  We just hung out on Gibbs St although we did go see Joe Locke at Temple Theater.  He was awesome as usual.  John won tickets to see Paul Anka who played at Del Lago last nite.  What an awesome event.  Played for almost 2 hrs and was in the audience 3x during the show.  He played so many songs he wrote for others. Wow never realized he was such a writer of music for so many people.   Getting ready to watch Bills game on tv at home. Spose to possible snow shower at Buffalo during the game against the Vikings.  Should be a great game.   We have friends in New Smyrna too – and they were lucky that both hurricanes just dumped water with wind but no damage to house or property.  Thank God.  Hey – enjoy your travels. We look forward to your post. Take care Shelly and Pat.  Love you folks.  Sue and John Bardo 

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  3. I finally looked at your trip to Florida – and especially enjoyed seeing your photos and reading your comments on this grey day in Buffalo.

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