Monday, August 2, 2021

The S & S Greenway Trail


 We hiked in Georgia on our trip! It made it more fun to have a hike planned at the end of the first day of traveling. And even though it was hot and humid, we hiked the S & S Rails to Trails Greenway.


 It was a Sunday afternoon and we only saw 2 other people and no bikes, which was a surprise. 


The trail has swamp on both sides so you couldn't stand still long to take photos are the 'skeeters' would carry you off. 


But it felt good to be walking after driving all day.


One of the funny parts was getting to a tunnel and deciding it was a good place to turn around. 


Lo and behold, when you looked up the grassy slope, there was an Olive Garden! 


Cracker Barrel and a Mexican restaurant were in full view too. If we hadn't been tired and sweaty, we could have walked right up there and eaten dinner. (we stopped and got KFC chicken on our way to the Hampton Inn instead and enjoyed eating in our room though... a girl needs a refreshing shower before dressing for dinner in her pjs! lol)


Taking a hike was definitely a fun part of the trip.


Have you ever walked on the Rails to Trails paths? They sure are nice!


This flower was blooming like crazy in big shrubs along the trail. 
Does anyone know what it is?

Thanks Angie for the ID on this beautiful flower!

Its St. John's Wort! 

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

Also I like Thursdays HERE.   

47 comments:

Edna B said...

That KFC sounds wicked good to me! I don't know what the flower is in the last photo but it sure is pretty! You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

The hike certainly was through a beautiful trail. Love your colorful mosaics!

Tom said...

...more and more rail lines are being converted to hiking trails. I saw one last week in the Adirondack Mountains.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a great idea taking a hike the end of a day of driving.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Looks like a great way to "hike" your way home. I don't know what that flower is, but it looks like something the butterflies would love, and maybe hummingbirds too! Glad you had a wonderful trip!

Teresa said...

Fue un bonito paseo. Muchos besos.

MadSnapper said...

since Savannah is my birthplace, i should know about this trail and the flowers but I don't. I rode the trains from Savannah to here in Bradenton from birth to age 25..I love trains, but this one is new to me. of course it went out of business before i was born. the trail in St Pete is an old railroad and here in Parrish, there is a fun train to ride on old tracks. a great idea to walk after all that riding

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful views, gorgeous Herons as well.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy hiking my friend. Thanks for droppibg by and linking to Monday WRites

Much❤love

Red Rose Alley said...

Sounds like a lovely trip. I haven't been to Olive Garden in a long time. I'm glad you got a chance to drive through Georgia. Savannah is such a historical town with so many things to see. KFC is always good, isn't it? That was my very first job hehehe. So glad you had a nice road trip, Diane. It's always good to be home. : )

~Sheri

Debbie said...

we have a portion of rails to trails here in new jersey and we ride our bikes on it. the egret in the grass is such a cool image!! looks like a great walk...if you ever want some awesome fried chicken, go to cracker barrel, they usually make it when you order it and it's awesome!!

i don't know what the flower is but it sure is beautiful!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Fantastic hike, hope you are keeping safe down there we keep hearing how there are so many high numbers of covid cases. Take care

Small City Scenes said...

I see that red Jeep. We love to hike to but are definitely slowing down. Super shots of the area. Skeeters we found or rather they found me at home and in the mountains.
MB

Daniela said...

I wonder how stunning your hike was...surrounded by the Nature and its sounds, its perfumes, is there something more charming?
Thank you for sharing such a wonder, you’ve lifted my spirits, dearest Diane!
Wishing you a most womderful new week
Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
We do the same, we will get take out and eat in our room. LOL .. I like a shower after a day in the humid air too.

I LOVE that you loaded the JEEP and went for an explore. I enjoyed looking at your North Carolina posts too.

The fields of sunflowers make me smile.
Love, Carla

Ricki Treleaven said...

There are about ten Bike Rail Trails in Alabama. I have a friend who's ridden on a couple of them, and she loved it!

Jeannie said...

I don't see how you walked past a Cracker Barrel. The smell of frying bacon in the parking lot always makes my stomach growl. It is their biscuits that I can't resist; however, either my appetite has grown lately or they have really shrunk in size. Used to be the size of my fist now they aren't bigger than a quarter.

Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Connie said...

Thanks for taking us along on your lovely hike.
Happy trails to you, sweet friend,
Connie :)

carol l mckenna said...

Fun hike and great photos of nature and the hikers ~ Xo

Living moment by moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks and sounds like you had so much fun. Oh girl...I bet your shower was quite welcoming after all that hiking. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lorrie said...

A good hike after a long drive gets the kinks out of muscles and joints, I find. I have not heard of the term Rails to Trails, but I'm assuming it's walking on old rail beds. We have some trails here like that - they are lovely, wide and mostly level

Ann said...

A nice way to stretch your legs after a long drive. KFC sounds good. I haven't had that in a really long time.

happyone said...

Yes, I've walked on rails to trail paths. One was in Florida many years ago when my son lived there - Pinellas trail.
Sorry no idea about the name of the flower.

Lowcarb team member said...

I don't know what that flower is, but it looks so nice in your photograph.

All the best Jan

Terri D said...

I am not a hiker but sure enjoyed going along on yours! Glad you enjoyed your get-away! xo

Angie said...

Diane - I am not the least bit surprised that you found somewhere to hike even while on a road trip! We have been on several rails to trails paths, but mostly on bikes. I laughed at your description of the 'skeeters - yep, with your tiny frame, you would be easy to carry off! I think that yellow flower is S. John's Wort. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Buttercup said...

Love your pictures. I love the out of doors, but the mosquitos love me more. I'm home from Maine with reminders of my trip. :(

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Any trail with the word Savannah in it means hot and humid.lol

Beside a babbling brook... said...


All these hiking places, must sell a lot of insect spray!!!!!

Thank you for saying, that you too, like things to look neat. I am not alone.

And I think you changed your Header... Have a new, centered pic... And different wording... Wonder how you managed this? -smile-

Vee said...

You find all the best hiking spots. So pretty, but I am sorry about the biting bugs.

(My sis is in Georgia today. I doubt that she will be doing any hiking, though.)

Sharon Wagner said...

We bike those trails all the time. I love the railroad bridges and scenic riverways.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful and scenic hike! I imagine it is hot and humid this time of year so many hikes very early in the day there? We have to do that because the sun and heat make our air quality poor with ozone most afternoons.

I LOVE Cracker Barrel --especially when it has a cute store attached to it full of all kinds of delights-- but we do not have any near to us. Abut the only time we dine there is during pumpkin season when we go north to the pumpkin farms.

Jenn Jilks said...

Good exercise and a great adventure. I enjoyed it!

Olde Dame Holly said...

I *might* hike if there is FOOD at the end of it! Ha ha. I think the state bird of Georgia is the mosquito, at least during summer. Oh, they are big fat ones there.

Jeanie said...

Am I surprised you found a hiking trail in Georgia? Not one bit! It looks like a lovely path!

kestrel said...

What a nice hike in summer with lovely plants and flowers to meet along the way. I like hikes but we have to start before 7am and finish by 12noon or it gets too hot. I had to google "skeeters" a new word for me, I thought it was alligators carrying you off! I like the bark of the tree wth red strips in your end of trail pix, a gum tree? The St john's wort flowers are beautiful. I always have a bath and dress before dinner at 7pm after cooking, always best dressed at table in my pyjamas, like you on holiday. Following your interesting posts.

Lea said...

Great photos!
Have a blessed day!

NatureFootstep said...

hi, fine mosaics from your hike in a gorgoeus countryside.
On the last shot I see the small treetrunks of a colored ttee. I think I have seen hat one before, but much larger. :)

Henny Penny said...

I love your red Jeep! What a nice trip you've been on. The pictures are wonderful! I love that you stopped at the Piggly Wiggly and stopped at the railroad crossing for a train to pass. It was fun to look back and catch up with your posts. Just called my husband back to see your pictures. He was born in Georgia, Swainsboro and one of his sisters was born in Statesboro.

My Tata's Cottage said...

What a fun trip! Love the photos and seeing the restaurants after the hike heeheehee. We hiked at the Garden of the Gods a few weeks ago. It was wonderful, we found an area where there were not so many people,it was peaceful and saw horseback riders. I have missed seeing you here. Good to see you have had a nice trip. Take care. HUGS across these miles

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to take our bicycles with us when we were full-time RVers and the rails to trails path I remember riding was called the Katy Trail . It was in Missouri I think, or maybe Kansas or maybe both,. Anyway it was a great scenic path and I was really impressed that they had turned the abandoned railroad into such a beautiful trail. such a great idea.

BeachGypsy said...

Hi there Diane, that is a real pretty trail! I love that last picture...so bright and pretty. I haven't had KFC in a long time....I used to love it. Looks like y'all sure had a good trip and getaway, I'm glad you got to go. Hope you have lots more pictures for us. Hugs! Mercy, it's been HOT AND RAINY HERE. How bout there?

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The trail and hike sound and look beautiful. Except for the skeeters, I could do without them, lol. We do have the rails to trails here. They are nice and easy to walk on. Take care, enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

many thanks...for all of your kind comments!!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Looks like a great place to hike. The skeeters are definitely bad in Georgia right now. xo Laura

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

What an interesting history of that rail line. I love trains and I am so sorry that we don't have more of them. It would save carbon emissions and people's time and stress commuting. Glad you had a lovely trip.

Kim said...

KFC in your jammies?? Awesome!! 👍👍 Glad the skeeters didn't carry you away!