Sunday, October 17, 2010

Camping Trip

We went for a short camping trip to the Okefenokee swamp in south Georgia. We left Saturday morning and drove to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. There we went on a guided boat tour through a canal that leads to the Okefenokee swamp. We saw many alligators, as well as beautiful cypress trees decorated with Spanish moss. Next we went on a hike along a boardwalk through the park which ended at a tall watch tower with a great view of the swamp. We camped for the night at Stephen C. Foster State Park and headed back to Macon in the morning.

Waiting for the Boat

Watching for Alligators

Found one!

Heading out in the boat

Another one!

The view from the boat

Oliver excitedly pointed out alligators for about 30 minutes and then fell fast asleep for the rest of the ride.

Setting off on our .75 mile hike to the watch tower

The View from the Top

Setting up Camp

Cooking Dinner

A Happy Camper

Time for Dessert!

Oliver enjoyed making this guy hop.

Bed time!

On our way out in the morning, we saw 10-15 deer eating breakfast. We warned them to stay in the state park since deer hunting season started yesterday.

1 comment:

Lori said...

wow! that looks fun. i'm jealous. i just got a tent at a yard sale and i can't wait to go now....we set it up in the back yard this weekend and slept in it...soooo cold! sad i didn't get to talk to you at the party....thanks for coming.