Road tripping back to Orlando with a bunch of little sightseeing stops along the way…
We started our morning with a visit to Fort McAllister State Historic Park — this is where Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea” ended
The fort was built to repel Union ships from going up to Savannah
In the final battle, there were only 200 or so Confederate soldiers up against an army of 5,000. The battle lasted for about 15 minutes before the fort was overrun.
Inside the earthworks was a hospital and sleeping quarters such as this one
The accompanying museum had great exhibits about the Civil War, including the Anaconda plan — ask Lisa and she’ll tell you all about it! She teaches it to her eighth graders
After Fort McAllister, we drove down I-95 and visited Darien, GA and made a brief stop at Fort King George Historic Site. Here is one of the town’s churches.
Brunswick, GA National Historic District. Lots of cool buildings like this one.
Brunswick’s Old City Hall
We crossed the Sidney Lanier Bridge on our way to Jekyll Island State Park
Since we had some time, our last stop was a return to St. Augustine, since we were severely rained out when we were here last Friday.
Ponce de Leon Hotel back in the day. Today it is Flagler College
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Daily Expenses Ledger
||Hotel – Holiday Inn Express at Universal Orlando, average cost over 4 nights
||Dinner – Longhorn Steakhouse