Having been here several years ago, once we arrived at Blythe Regional Park, we didn’t feel the urge to run around like crazy tourista’s. That combined with the fact that the remnants of a nor’easter (never knew you could have a nor’easter in the south) were bringing clouds and showers to the area for the next few days so we decided to lay low.
Sure enough on Wednesday, it was dark and gloomy with showers off and on all day so we spent the day getting caught up on our blogs (you obviously know that since your mailboxes were overflowing with emails from us) and doing other things in the hacienda. Thursday promised to be a little better but it was pretty gloomy when we awoke. Since the probability of showers was around 20%, we decided it would be a good day to do some grocery shopping and take a ride to the historic part of Brunswick. Good planning on our part – by the time we finished breakfast, there was sun and blue sky. Woohoo!
Speaking of breakfast with no eggs, no milk, no cereal, no nothing on board, the search for a cheap and quick breakfast place was on.
On our previous trip we ate at Jim’s Corner Cafe in Brunswick which was very good but that had closed permanently. Darn! Not many places around so we stopped at a place called Grandy’s, a sort of over glorified fast food place. Crowded due to the main attraction of the breakfast buffet for $6.99 which we didn’t want. We ended up with an egg & sausage biscuit for $2.49 plus the cost of coffee. It actually wasn’t bad, better than McDonalds which was across the street. And with full tummies, we were hoping that we wouldn’t go crazy and buy out the grocery store!
After breakfast we stocked up on groceries at a local Publix, then drove around Brunswick, back to several places we had visited before such as the old City Hall, built in 1886 and restored in 2004 and Lover’s Oak.
According to legend, Native American braves and their maidens met under this enormous tree which is estimated to be 900 years old. The tree’s trunk is about 13 feet in diameter and it branches into ten limbs measuring 12 to 30 inches in diameter.
Before we headed back to Blythe, we wanted to take a look at another RV resort in the area, Georgia, Coastal Georgia RV Resort also in Brunswick. It is fairly new with 105 spacious sites, all 35 feet wide, with lengths ranging from 60 to 70 feet. Most sites are pull-thrus with full hookups including 30 & 50 amp service, tables, fire rings and grills plus other amenities. Daily rate is $40 but they are a Good Sam Park so discounts are probably available. Looked like a pretty nice place and would be ideal for an overnight stay as it is very convenient to I-95. It would be fine for longer stays as well but I think we would prefer the more woodsy atmosphere of Blythe. On the other hand if a good satellite view is important to you then Coastal Georgia RV resort wins out.
Not much else to see in the Brunswick area so we headed back to Blythe and took a walk around the campground and public park areas. When we were here two years ago, we were so busy running around like crazy trying to see everything we never explored the park itself. Lots to do here – fishing on the salt water dock & pier or stocked fresh water lake, canoe & kayaking (rentals available in office), swimming, boat ramp and marina, picnic area, playground, nature hiking and biking trails, and pavilions to rent. After walking around a bit, by now the weather had improved considerably so we walked a good portion of the bike trail. Pretty neat place!
That was pretty much our first few days here but not to worry, there’s more to come!