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Monday, December 13, 2010

Columbia, SC to St. Augustine, FL - Road trip

 Good morning,

Today we awoke in Columbia, South Carolina, had breakfast at our Hampton Inn, and began our journey to St. Augustine, Florida.  If you've been reading this blog for any period of time you know we like road trips.

We stopped at a South Carolina rest stop, above, and I got a kick out of the many signs.   Above we were warned there are no pets allowed inside the building.  Not a problem, our canine athletes are back in Ohio with daughter Catherine.
At this time of the year, there were no flowers to pick.
And, here is the international sign for "Sit!  Stay!", right?  ;)  Or, maybe it is a sign to canines to walk your humans over there to the left?
Today and yesterday we saw plenty of officers of the law out patrolling the highways and catching those who don't follow the rules. 
We moved into Georgia where the land is flat and there are many, many rivers and creeks in the lowlands.  As we crossed bridges and I tried to get pictures of the water, I got about three fourths of each picture of the guard rail along the highway.  This picture is cropped to get rid of all that concrete. 
We are in the land of Spanish Moss, just West of Savannah, Georgia.  Some trees are covered;  some trees have none at all.
This is another of those areas that is recovering after a fire.
 Here pine trees have been planted in this field of trees that thrived at a different time.
 More Spanish Moss...
 ...creates artistic scenes on branches of dead trees.
 Here we are entering the Sunshine State and the sun greeted us at the border.
 There is still some Fall color here in Northern Florida in December.
 We crossed the bridge at Jacksonville...
 ...and I grabbed an image of the city by shooting in front of My Honey who was driving.

 Soon we were in St.Augustine where we shopped awhile at the huge outlet malls there, had dinner at Cracker Barrel, then retired to our Hampton Inn just at the time warm cookies and coffee were being served in the lobby.

Tomorrow we will make the final leg of our journey to Port Canaveral. 

Very best,
Lois

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8 comments:

Happy Days said...

Off on another cruise I see. Enjoyed my trip to Florida! It's always fun to see other states and their silly signs!! I hear it's rather chilly in Florida. Hope your cruise is great! Will you be sailing on Christmas?? ...debbie

grammie g said...

Hi Lois ...you still amaze me with all your traveling ...I am such a home body : }
Love you tree series on the way
and the dog sign is pretty funny since the arrow points the opposite way the dog is walking...a bit confusing.lol

Montanagirl said...

Road trippin' again! You sure get around. Enjoyed your travels and photos.

karen said...

I have no need of holidays... I just visit everywhere here on your blog! Fantastic..

Wanda..... said...

I'm sure you know you missed out on all this snow back up here, Lois. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Lois & Kjell, we are all having a great time following along on your road trip TO your trip. Hope the last leg goes as smoothoy as the first couple of days.

Mama-Bug said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time Lois. Have fun and be safe! We'll be waiting for more photos!!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, we sure did miss that snow! Wow! We came through the mountains, too, so I'm glad we did't have problems getting to Florida when we needed to get there.

Since we are traveling once again, my posts are just a few days delayed because of Internet connections with enough band width to be able to upload images and even load web pages with images. I do take pictures and write every day in Dreamweaver, then upload when I can get that treasured connection. I always look forward to being where I can get a connection in a US port so I can get into your blogs, too.

Yes, Debbie, it's really chilly down here right now. Out here where I usually have cast off all sweaters and jackets I am glad I have them with me this time!

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing images of Christmas aboard Freedom of the Seas.

Very best,
Lois