Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Clam Creek Picnic Area

Jekyll Island, GA
November 2014
We spent an afternoon on the very accessible Jekyll Island, one of Georgia's Golden Isles. The island has many miles of paved trails to explore, but we headed to the Clam Creek Picnic Area on the northern end of the island. We walked the paved trail and explored the fishing pier.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Chesser Island Boardwalk

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
November 2014


Only an hour from our home, we visited one of our favorite places, the Chesser Island Boardwalk in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. We saw a few alligators, including a mama gator protecting her young. When Laurel got a little too close, the mama let out a giant warning hiss and I think Laurel jumped back at least five feet.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

August 2014

We spent several afternoons at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge while we spent a week in south Florida. It was hot, but we still enjoyed a quick stroll along the nice accessible boardwalk. We saw one alligator and one snake in the wild. Both girls loved the interactive visitor center, especially the animal exhibits, virtual airboat ride and the nighttime sounds in the swamp dark room.