|The Carillon at Stephen C. Foster Cultural Center State Park, Florida|
We usually travel US 441 rather than I-75 through Georgia as the roads are mostly great and the traffic is a lot less hectic. We usually make better time to Athens, Georgia, via US 441 from north Florida than Interstate 75. The highway also takes us near one of our favorite campgrounds, the Stephen C. Foster State Park, near Fargo. The park is right in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp. This time, however, we decided to forego kayaking at the Georgia park and head instead just a little further south, and just a little off US 441 on the west side, to stay at the Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park not far over the state line in Florida. Like the Georgia park, it too is located on the Suwannee River.
We had made several decisions that we will follow-up on before we head cross-country to San Diego next year for an Air Force reunion, including tow vehicle and even a slightly bigger trailer, and that will be a study in itself.
The trip home the next morning was uneventful, but again we jumped off of the Interstate near Bushnell, Florida, just to take US 301 through Dade City and Zephyrhills on a “recon” run. We were back on the Interstate though, soon after passing the Hillsborough River State Park. We were home in just over an hour.
Yes, we’ll go back to the Georgia park to go kayaking. We just won’t put in first thing in the morning.
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