There is so much rich history in this area of Georgia and although I’ve never been much of a history buff, living in Germany did spark a love for all things overgrown and hidden. The Liberty Trail falls into that category for me and although this won’t be a “magic school bus” educational blog post, I would love to share with you a few tidbits from the ride!
The Liberty Trail is kind of spaced out over Liberty County and Tony and I spent a Saturday exploring the more obvious stops! Which in my guide includes those that are open to the public, pretty, and somewhat shaded?!!? Even my deodorant is melting!
I happened to Cay Creek Bay a couple of weeks ago while trying to location scout for a future photo shoot and loved it so much I begged Tony to go again so I could share the fun with him. It’s basically a boardwalk in the middle of the South East Georgia woods. It’s described as a Wetlands Interpretive Center and offers a vast array of animals, plants, and insects to observe during your mile long walk down the boardwalk.
I haven’t grown tired of the live oaks and spanish moss yet, and I highly doubt I will. The trail was covered with everything I love in a walk. Trees, wildlife, and pretty things to take pictures of! We saw lots of crazy spiders, lizards, frogs, a snake, and spent some time bird watching!
I have come to the conclusion that I will always be disappointed and relieved when I don’t see a gator while exploring here in Georgia. I don’t know what I would do if I saw one here…probably the wrong thing, but I am READY to get a great picture of one! So if you hear of one who wants to model for me, I am ISO: gator!
Cay Creek is only one stop of 10 the Liberty Trail offers but because we weren’t in the mood for museums we drove through a couple of the others without stopping and headed to Sunbury.
Sunbury was once the busiest port in Georgia. I even talked to an old man who told me it would have been much busier than Savannah if not for the Revolutionary War. It seems that, along with some terribly hurricanes, destroyed, or has at least delayed, the progress of this little town. Tony and I still enjoyed our time here with a great meal from Sunbury Crab Company. We had some garlic shrimp and a basket of fries that made us crave more the minute we left! If the food wasn’t enough, we had a lunch with a gorgeous view of the coast and I, for one, will NEVER complain about that. What I will probably continue to complain about is:
so prepare yourselves.
We stopped by and grabbed some local peach wine on the way home and I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Saturday.