2000 Spring Break on Hunting Island

Lolo reclining on raft in Hunting Island lagoonLolo reclining on raft in Hunting Island lagoonSpring in the Northeast can be a bit erratic, so the thought of escaping South for the week was very inviting. Last year (pre-RV days), we had visited Savannah, Georgia, by car and hotel, and really enjoyed the early season warmth and sun. On our way up the coast, we had stopped at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina, hoping to tent camp for a few days, only to learn that this campground books up way in advance. I could certainly see why--camp sites under palm trees at the edge of the beach. We vowed to book early the following year. So here it was, a year later, and we armed with a new Lazy Daze motorhome and camping reservations for a week on Hunting Island.

In planning my itinerary of stops for this trip, I had two other goals in mind: find good places to bike, as that is probably our favorite way of exploring new places, and knock off a few more states for our sticky map. So, I bought a book entitled and discovered some great places to bike along the way: Charles Towne Landing and Magnolia Plantation (right outside of Charleston), and Jekyll Island in Georgia. In fact, I found out that Hunting Island itself is a terrific place to bike--both on the hard sand beaches and along the 8-miles of bike trails. This was all beginning to fall into place. When I saw how close Jekyll Island was to the Florida border, I added on St. Augustine as well.

Our plan was to base ourselves in Hunting Island for a week and leave for one night in the middle of the week to stay on Jekyll Island. Then we would hit St. Augustine early the next day and then head back to Hunting Island to relax once more under the palm trees. I was quite pleased with my plan.

You can download a detailed pdf Road Trip Travel Itinerary or zipped Microsoft Streets and Trips Travel Road Map file for this trip using the links shown below.

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