Post by Lucy
As I am sitting here watching snow fall outside my window, I’m reminded that this winter has thwarted three out of four of my vacation plans due to All. The. Snow. Two of those were just weekend trips up to the North Shore, but the most recent happened out of state. My husband, Jay, and I were planning to go to Smoky Mountains National Park, but *of course*, the day we were going to fly into Atlanta and drive the 4+ hours to the park, there was a winter storm dumping 10+ inches of snow on the region. Driving on mountain roads in a blizzard sounded like the absolute last thing I wanted to do, so, we ended up rerouting our trip and driving south instead.
We spent about 45 minutes quickly making new plans for our four days away, and I think we threw together a pretty good itinerary! We toured around Savannah, stayed at a beach resort on Hilton Head Island for a couple of nights, headed to Charleston for a day, visited a few nature preserves, and stopped by Congaree National Park to hike around a bit.
I am still going through the many, many photos I took, but below are a few of my favorites so far! Although it was vastly different than the Smoky Mountains trip I had hoped for, it was still a wonderful little getaway.