Saturday, October 17, 2015

When the Neighborhood Has a Yard Sale

Spartina Grass
When the neighborhood has a yard sale it's time to get up and take off.  So instead of walking in our neighborhood we headed down to Fr. McAllister a state park down the road from us.  It's on the Ogeechhee River and has numerous inlets, spartina grass, bat houses, a campground and if you're very lucky dolphins.  It empties into the ocean a few miles down the line and is a tidal river.  Depending on whether the tide is coming in or out you can find rays, sharks, crabs and shrimp.
Well we weren't lucky today, no dolphins, though we've seen them in the past, have also seen wild pigs there.  But it was a beautiful day for walking, just wish the road and shoulders hadn't been so rocky and uneven.  My old sore foot is not very happy with me.  When we eventually got home I soaked it in my bubble tub.  It's a little happier, but I'll probably have to baby it for awhile.
After our walk we headed into town to have a late breakfast  at Denny's.  It might not be fine dining, but they alway do a good breakfast.  A few other errands to run and town was jammed, the Great (over-priced) Ogeechee Seafood Festival is going on this weekend complete with expensive parking ($10.00), over-priced entry fee, expensive (bad) beer, Millers and over-priced seafood.  Wait till the festival is over and you can get the same food about half price.  We went a few times when we first moved here, now we just avoid it.
I think I hear my couch calling, it must be near Happy Hour.  Have a good weekend.






A Bat Condo

5 comments:

  1. I'm with you when it comes to choosing the river and wildlife over any festival - especially the seafood festival as I really don't do seafood:) it looks beautiful too along the river.

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  2. Between the devil and the sea, eh? I would have avoided the festival, too. I would have resigned myself to being house locked over the yard sales, but they would have been fun to wander for a couple of houses in each direction.

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  3. I think you made the right choice.
    Rest that foot !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. What an interesting place to explore down by the water. I don't think I would want to run into any wild pigs though (aren't they dangerous?). Of course I would want to take a boat right onto the water to see what was hanging around out there. Nice photo of your sweetie ;)
    I hope your foot feels better soon. When I get sore feet it's because I'm not walking enough!
    Wendy

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  5. Great photos, have a happy week :)

    Bee happy x

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