Wednesday, December 19, 2018

JAS - Jackson Air Station - Home of the BLUE ANGLES

Geni and I have been getting in our routine for the winter here at Crooked River State Park,Ga.
We work 3 days a week cleaning campsites and have 4 days off. We have been out exploring the area now for a couple of months now. I just have not been motivated to post our results, the weather has not been great but ok, we have rode out hurricane Michael, a tornado touched down a mile from here and rain in excess of 2 inches every weekend and temps in the 60's have not been ideal. Today it is in the 70's and not too bad!
One of the first events we attended was the annual air show put on by the BLUE ANGLES Here in Jacksonville, FL at the Naval Air station JAS (This is their Home base) that is 20 miles from us here in Ga. It is so cool to be on their home air base that is only open to the public once a year for this air show. This area has a large concentration of Military Mostly Naval and Marines, There is a Nuclear sub base right next to our park but not open to the public. You do see many Marines and sailor's in uniform in town here in St. Marys.


Sub Chaser

Upside down!

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Geni and I have been working away at keeping Crooked River State park looking good. We useally work 3 days a week and have 4 days off. We heard how nice Cumberland Island National Seashore was we decided to take the ferry over to check it out. The Ferry runs out of Historical St. Mary's Georgia and cost us $40 for the round trip fare. This is a National Monument run by the National Park service so your American The Beautiful pass is good here.
We took our bikes to ride around on but they also offer tours of the Island that we should have taken to see more of it and the sandy roads were not very fun on our bike tires.

The Island is very rich in History pirates stayed here along with Indians, The British Navy was here and had a few battles with the Natives. But the Most famous history is Andrew Carnegie purchased the Island in the Late 1800's and built the most incredible estates for his family and friends.
This was the winter homes to some of America's most wealthy industrialists.


Inside the visitors center

A Shrimp boat going out

Our ferry

Main entrance to Andrew Carnegies Estate

Wild horses on island

Whats left of estate today

The Atlantic ocean

inside museum

Home on left is what is looked like in its heyday

Other scale models of  Carnegie estates on island

Plum Orchard is still intack and is now a museum that you can tour

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Our New Winter Home - Camp Host CROOKED RIVER STATE PARK

Our long journey has ended with a 2,436 mile trip, Geni and I have been in Georgia about a month now and are getting settled in to our new jobs as Camp Host for Crooked River State park. We could not be happier with our choice of parks. We are at the southern end of Georgia just 6 miles from the Florida border , a very mild climate with days in the high 70's to low 80's. This park is so nice with just 62 very large spaces, 11 cottages, and 4 picnic shelters.  It sits on the salt water Crooked River that is part of the Atlantic Ocean. We work 3 days a week cleaning up after the campers leave a site. This 500 acre park is home to many bird species that winter here along with many turtles that hatch there young here. Also has world class fishing that I hope I can personally find out about!

Handing out candy for Halloween

Our display won first place!

Pace yourself!

Back in the Warm waters of the Atlantic!

Monday, October 29, 2018

On our way to Georgia we stopped at MARK TWAINS Hometown

On Our way to Georgia we stopped in Hannibal, Mo. the home town of Mark Twain. What a really cool town this was, very old building with beautiful architecture. The home of one of Americans most famous authors Mark Twain. It sits right on the Mississippi River and we hit it right as the were having a folk music festival.