In the summer of 2010, Drew’s family invited us to Tybee Island, Georgia for a beach vacation, so we decided to make the most of the opportunity by taking highways and back roads rather than the interstate.
First, we drove over the mountains to Raleigh, then through North Topsail Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, North Carolina – where we visited Battleship North Carolina.
Next we hopped on a ferry and made our way to Charleston, South Carolina.
From there we meandered down the coast to meet up with the fam in Tybee Island, Georgia.
During our week-long stay on Tybee, we spent a couple of days in Savannah doing the tourist-y bus tours, eating southern comfort food and taking part in an epic bar crawl. Also – we found a $100 bill laying on a busy street one afternoon, what luck! (We did decide that it was only fair to ‘give it back’ to Savannah – you know, for good karma. So naturally we spent it all on our bar crawl.)
On our trip home, we stopped in north Georgia and visited Cornelia – a quirky little town with one of the world’s largest apple sculptures, and Helen – a neat city with obvious German heritage.
On the final trek back through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, we stopped at Fontana Dam for a look-see.
What a fun trip! We crammed as much sightseeing as possible into those couple weeks, and it was totally worth it. Shout out to our awesome fam, specifically Nellie and Don, for making the trip possible.