|Epcot (Click on any picture to enlarge)|
|Wood Stork gathering nesting material|
After the refuges, we stopped in Savannah and took the Paula Dean tour. It was quite interesting, even though I don't watch the show. We had lunch at Uncle Bubba's (Paula Dean's brother) restaurant. Along the river, behind the restaurant, we found some Brown Pelicans and in the parking lot were Summer Tanagers.
|Uncle Bubba's Restaurant|
Farther along on the way home we visited the town of Charleston, SC. It had a lot of nice southern homes and plantations but I actually preferred Savannah over Charleston. In Charleston bay we found American Oystercatchers as we were viewing Fort Sumter across the bay. This is where the first battle of the Civil War began and this April is the 150th anniversary of the start of that war.
Leaving Charleston, we headed to Congaree National Park on central South Carolina. There is not much to do there except walk around a 2 1/2 mile boardwalk through the swamps. But we did that and even though the walk was through the swamps we didn't encounter any mosquitoes as the sign below indicates.
We finally arrived home safely and were greeted by snow flurries and cold rain. Not what we were used to after being in 80 degree weather.