Tuesday – April 15, 2014
Fort McAllister State Historic Park
Richmond Hills, Georgia
We departed the Salt Springs Campground in Salt Springs, Florida at 6:25 a.m. We spent a delightful twelve days there and it is now time to move on to another location. The sky was partly cloudy with the temperature in the mid-sixties upon our departure. Our weather radio forecast severe thunderstorms entering northern Florida and southeastern Georgia this afternoon. We shall see what develops!
After traveling 83 miles, a short distance north of Jacksonville, Florida, heavy rain showers entered the area. After about an hour, the heavy downpour of rain receded to a light rain that continued until we reached our destination at the Fort McAllister Historic State Park in Richmond Hills, Georgia at 12:20 p.m. Richmond Hills is located 31 miles south of Savannah. Fortunately for us, the severe thunderstorms went north of Savannah. A light rain continued throughout the remainder of the day and into the early evening. Around 7:00 p.m. the sky cleared, with the waning light from the sunset filtering through the dense canopy of the treetops onto the campground.
The campground at Fort McAllister Historic State Park is a very scenic, densely forested area with large campsites providing ample privacy between them. The dense forest provides a challenge finding a campsite that provides a clear view of the sky for our Dish Tailgater system. We finally settled into campsite #9, and after a few adjustments we were able to receive a strong satellite signal. Our fellow campers from Colorado, in site #11 had to move their motorhome back and forth a few times to pick up a satellite signal with their roof-mounted dish. They were in site #16, but could not pick up a signal there.
We receive a 4G signal with 1 bar signal strength (2-3 bars with our signal booster) at this location through our T-Mobile service provider.
This will be our home for the next six days, maybe longer, while we visit Savannah.
Total miles traveled today: 229
$30.00 per night plus a $5.00 daily park pass. Multiple nights pay a onetime park pass of $5.00. Senior citizens receive a 20% discount on the campsite fee.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.