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Wednesday, May 21, 1997
Fort McAllester State Park, Georgia to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
Latitude: 33° 41' 8" North
Longitude: 78° 53' 5" West
Altitude: 6 feet
From Seattle: 2510 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Coral Sands Motel

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Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: Georgia, South Carolina
Route: US17
Start: Fort McAllester State Park, Georgia
Stop 1. Savannah, Georgia
End:Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Road Miles:263 miles
Linear:195 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Salt water marshes Campground, Fort McAllester State Park, GA

Historic Savannah Square Savannah, GA

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 41
Miles Driven:8009
Linear Dist: 5855
Countries Visited: 1
Regions Visited: 14
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Hotels: 13
Friends / Family: 14
Camping: 9
Hostels: 5
Beers: 126
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Journal Entry:
Another leisurely day. I got up late battled the flies again (and again lost). I stopped at Mrs. Wiles Boarding House for lunch (it was recommended by Let's Go USA). It was everything a Southern style meal could be. It included over 20 items including fried chicken, ochre and tomatoes, collard greens, stew, squash, sweet potatoes, and so much more. While $10 seemed a little steep for lunch it was well worth it (and the 40 minute wait). It was more than all you can eat, served family style around common tables. After lunch I waddled around historic Savannah. It's a beautiful, peaceful city that I really enjoyed.

A fairly short drive up the coast leaves me at Myrtle Beach, SC. Once again it was $1 cheaper to stay in a hotel than to camp at the local state park. The hotel while definitely a dive has A/C and is on the beach.


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