Road Trip : Days 2-4

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Last weekend my best friend, Nat, from MO was in town for a visit (& work conference).  When she comes for visit an itinerary is put together so we are sure to pack our days full of full events. 

Road Trip : Day 2
The second day of our road trip took us to Tybee Island, GA.  Upon arriving in Tybee Island we stopped at Fish Art Gallery

This place was weirdly awesome!  There were several art galleries next to Fish Art Gallery that provided customers with many selections from local artist.  A great place to stop to experience extremely nice local people and great art.  Our next stop was to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
The original lighthouse was built in 1773 but was destroyed during the Civil War in 1861.  The lighthouse standing today is the 3rd lighthouse.  Nat climbed to the top (due to a health condition, I was advised not to climb the 200+ stairs to the worries Nat took beautiful pictures so I could enjoy the view).  There are several structures on the property to tour including a Summer Kitchen which included many artifacts from the site.
(Side Note : If you find yourself on Tybee Island, GA looking for an excellent seafood restaurant, look no further than A-J's Dockside Restaurant!)

Road Trip : Day 3

The majority of our morning was spent attending classes for our work conference at a resort in Hilton Head.  However, after classes  we jumped in the car & were off to eat yummy seafood and sight see.  We went to Sea Pines, purchased our $6.00 day pass, and went in search of food (of course!).  We ate delicious seafood at The Crazy Crab.  Then we visited the Stoney-Baynard Ruins
 The original plantation home was built around 1793.  Tabby, a mixture of shells, water, and sand, was used in the construction of the structures and can still be seen in the ruins today.  On the site are the remnants of a slave dwelling and the kitchen house.

Before leaving Sea Pines, we took a 'stroll' through The Sea Pines Forest Preserve.  We were not able to stay too long, which was probably a good thing because I'm pretty sure Nat & I were both freaking each other out in regards to snakes, but we did spend about 40 minutes walking through the preserve..which is breathtaking!

Road Trip : Day 4

Our road trip had come to an end but there was still 1 more stop before we reached home...God's Acre Healing Springs.
It is believed that these springs have healing powers, so of course I needed to check it out!  When we arrived at the springs there were several people there filling up several gallon jugs with water from the springs.  Apparently Nat & I were not prepared for this adventure because I walked up with my Nalgene bottle and she had her Yeti cup!  

 The property was deeded to God (true story) and is open for public use.  There is a Healing Springs Country Store and a Healing Springs Strawberry Patch that are located within minutes of the springs.  However, both were closed as it was Sunday.  I have plans to travel back to the Healing Springs in order to obtain more water (the best water I have ever had...honest!) and to visit the country store and strawberry patch!  This place is definitely day trip/road trip worthy!

Happy Travels,

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