Florida Trip Day 7: South Back to Orlando

Road tripping back to Orlando with a bunch of little sightseeing stops along the way…

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We started our morning with a visit to Fort McAllister State Historic Park — this is where Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea” ended

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The fort was built to repel Union ships from going up to Savannah

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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.

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Inside the earthworks was a hospital and sleeping quarters such as this one

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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

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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.

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Brunswick, GA National Historic District. Lots of cool buildings like this one.

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And these…

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Brunswick’s Old City Hall

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We crossed the Sidney Lanier Bridge on our way to Jekyll Island State Park

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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.

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Ponce de Leon Hotel back in the day. Today it is Flagler College

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Memorial Presbyterian Church

Daily Expenses Ledger

$73.49 Hotel – Holiday Inn Express at Universal Orlando, average cost over 4 nights
$3.04 Starbucks
$25.00 Dinner – Longhorn Steakhouse
$18.37 Gas
$2.00 Parking fee
$3.14 Souvenir
$4.19 Souvenir
$129.23 TOTAL

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