A Campground Christmas

Santa finds Savannah

I am almost done moaning about missing my traditional Christmas celebration. Due to silly circumstances, I could not drink eggnog and carve ‘roast beast’ with my loved ones, and I just need to get over it, make lemonade from lemons, and be joyful for the blessings I have.

Blessed, we are. We are spending Christmas at Fort McAllister State Park near Savannah, GA. The park is gorgeous and the campground is modern, with spacious sites and lots of Christmas lights. The night skies are star-filled. The sunrises and sunsets are awash in vibrant colors.

After calling friends and family on Christmas morning, we decided to see what the “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks” were all about in Savannah. We headed to Forsyth Park, and were surprised to see such a large number of people, out and about on Christmas Day. It should not have been surprising, however. It was a sunny, warm day; feeling much more like late May than late December.

The Omnicron variant of the Covid-19 pandemic is particularly Grinch-like; trying to keep Christmas from coming. We would not be deterred from enjoying a beautiful day, but for safety’s sake, left the downtown area, and headed to an unlikely Christmas destination: Bonaventure Cemetery. It is an historic acreage, and is well worth a visit. The statuary is amazing, and there are some interesting stories about the souls who are permanent inhabitants.

All things considered, it has not been a bad Christmas at all. Many campers have elaborate light displays surrounding their rigs; some making it appear as if snow is falling. Santa and Mrs. Claus have been running around on a golf cart. It’s not Rockefeller Center, but it’s making an attempt.

A camping Christmas may not be what I am accustomed to, but it is far better than I feared. We had a warm, sunny day filled with history and exercise, and enjoyed a candlelight dinner and a game of Scrabble, which I won. Merry Christmas to me.

I know, I know…. you are all wondering where the naked Barbies and warranty woes are…

I won’t disappoint. We just received a recall notice on the RV. It seems the propane line was threaded through a spring of some sort, which causes wear on the gas line. Good thing we didn’t know that when we lit those candles last night. KABOOM!

We will be turning off the propane as we head to the St. Augustine are tomorrow….

Stay tuned….

2 thoughts on “A Campground Christmas

  1. I’m glad you had a nice Christmas – and Savannah looks lovely! I’ve never been there, but it’s on my bucket list, for sure. We got iced in for Christmas – postponed our dinner of Christmas beast for the next day. But a relaxed Christmas afternoon of rolling dolmadas with Maggie to a Hallmark movie was kind of nice. Have a wonderful new year!


  2. Love your commentary on Christmas. You always make me laugh!! Savannah is one of the reasons we fell in love with Coastal Carolina and will enjoy winter in the area. I hope the RV issue works out easily and that you continue to enjoy your expedition. Happy New Year to you and Geoff and hope to see you soon in 2022. Love, Maryrose


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