I think today’s post title may be my strangest one yet, but it got your attention, right? After all, who doesn’t love vintage trailers? As for the alligators, I’m guessing they’re not your favorite.
These photos were taken while we were in St. Augustine. We’ve since moved on to Hilton Head, and by the time you read this we will be hitching our post in Ashville.
Our camp site in St. Augustine was more rustic and basic than most, but very nicely situated and convenient to downtown. They happened to have four ‘vintage’ trailers (reproductions actually) at the park which they rent out and they were adorable! They would be perfect for a small group of friends or family to use since they wisely placed them all in a circle, surrounding a firepit.
Now that I’ve shared the ‘Beauty’, how about the ‘Beast’?
The weather while in St. Augustine in March isn’t typically super warm, so we took some time to visit their Alligator Farm attraction, which is apparently the largest in the country. This next shot was taken through glass, looking up at two alligators, one of whom is ‘Maximo’, one of the largest in captivity.
If I’m not mistaken, this guy may be a crocodile. We learned they have slightly pointy snouts and one tooth on each side that is ‘up’.
Feeding time at the zoo…
I love animals, but alligators, crocodiles and snakes? Ummmm…nope.
Now this cute little wood duck is another story :).
In other news…
You guys! I have so much to tell you, but there is no wi-fi here, so it will have to wait. For now, just know we LOVE Hilton Head! I’ve always thought HH would be similar to Myrtle Beach, but perhaps not as commercial and a bit more upscale. Well, it is definitely not commercial at all and in spite of it being a resort town, it doesn’t have that touristy vibe. No tattoo parlors or bail bondsman here ;). It’s a relaxing, charming southern town and I highly recommend you visit if possible. Don’t forget to bring your bikes (or rent) and spend the $8 to get into Sea Pines, where you can bike for miles on dedicated bike/walking trails under beautiful live oaks and drool over the gorgeous homes. Take a short walk off the trail to one of the paths that lead to the beach and you’ll find beautiful, white sandy beaches that are devoid of people. Paradise!
When in HH on ‘the island’, we started our bike ride in Sea Pines and worked our way to Harbor Town, where we were treated to live music by Lou Rawls’ incarnate, did some window shopping and had a delicious brunch of buttermilk pancakes and sausage. Just what I needed (rolling eyes). In spite of biking a LOT, I’ve beefed up like a blowfish, (but enjoying every minute).
Our site near Hilton Head is lakeside, by far one of the best we’ve ever had, with the possible exception of the one in Bar Harbor. We rented a canoe on-site and worked our way up the marshes to nearby Jasper State Park. Overall a lovely, relaxing day, and despite alligators being present, I only had to hit one with my paddle. 😉
I’ll wait until we get home in a couple of weeks and give you a more in-depth synopsis of our time away, complete with recommendations of places to go and things to see. And I’ve got some pretty homes to show you I think you’ll love. I know I do!
And how have YOU all been? Have the Spring blooms shown their pretty faces yet?