#RunningTo Week 36 in Review: Savannah, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Brewton-Parker College

ONWARD. My road trip may be nearing the end, but I still found some places in the Southeast worth wandering. Week 36 rounded out my quest for the Contiguous 48.

First up, Savannah. I can’t believe I’d never explored this city until now. The spooky/ethereal Spanish Moss trees make for some of the sweetest streets and city squares I’ve ever seen. LOVE Savannah.

Next, I ventured further south to the Sunshine State, my first appearance here since #FlyingTo took me to West Palm Beach way back in August. This time I didn’t trek quite as south, though I did make some stops in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, two more cities I’d never before seen. St. Augustine especially fascinated me. How has this city existed since 1565?! Insane.

Finally, I turned north and returned to some familiar South Georgian farmland, visiting old college friends and even reuniting with my old collegiate home of yesteryear: Brewton-Parker College. I devote a chapter to BPC in my book, and those who know me well know how much that dinky middle-of-nowhere school means to me and my story. It’s changed a lot in nine years, but it’s always special going back.

Check out my favorite moments from the wandering week that was! Stay tuned as the journey continues . . .

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SAVANNAH

 

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Down into Savannah’s River Street depths . . .

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Savannah’s famed waving girl waving to nobody in particular.

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Walking through Savannah: one of my favorite strolls of the whole continent.

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JACKSONVILLE

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JAX’s Cummer Museum has a ridiculous garden location.

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RIDICULOUS

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This woman is MESMERIZED by the glory of it all.

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But that’s, like, older than America.

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Somebody’s really excited to turn 450.

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CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS. Built fort tough.

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Finding some ancient faces that have been here since 2005! They’re almost TEN YEARS old.

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I picked the right shirt to wear today.

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An apple pie caramel apple that stole my heart in St. Augustine.

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STOLE MY HEART.

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Oh man. Time to get my Baron on after five long years.

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Rockin’ the Tolkien font because BPC.

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My favorite spot at BPC. Always a joy to return here.