Macon Halloween


It’s starting to feel like we’ve been in Georgia a long time. We just sort of bounce around from one state park to another, spending a couple days in each exploring what they have to offer. Lately there has been plenty of lakes to swim in. From the looks of them, though, if the drought this area has had continues, there won’t be any more lakes.

Low lake levels means plenty of muddy shorelines. We must have had to wash them off a dozen times in two days here. The mud didn’t come off from just swimming, it required getting aggressive.

We’re thankful every day that these two have each other.

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As always, we try and avoid the interstates. This leads us to small towns that we never even learn the names of. Sometimes it seems, while driving through these towns, that every home is either a mansion, or a shack. There seems to be very little in between.

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I think it’s pretty unusual for the water to still be warm enough for swimming at this time of year.


The funny thing is, Lowe has never seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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A quick Google search led me to the Ridge Avenue neighborhood in Macon, Georgia, for trick-or-treating. It was nice. The only weird thing we saw was quite a number of parents driving their kids from house to house. We’d walk from house to house and as we’d get to the next one the same kids would pile out of the same cars, run up to the house, get their candy, and get back in the car to go three houses further down the street.

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Is there anything better than laying out your spoils?


Lowe dug these weeds out of the lake before we saw the Alligators No Swimming sign. We were assured later that there aren’t any around right now, too cold, and too many fishing boats. We went swimming in the netted off area instead.



26 Comments on “Macon Halloween”

  1. your pics are outstanding! laying in the sandy mud….I want to do that! these memories will be priceless. keep up the good work. go get’em tiger(s) and tigresses.

  2. Your kids truly are blessed to have each other. You can tell by the pictures. I wonder what traveling like you do, would be like if they didn’t get along. I admire the 2 of you as parents. How did Lowe come up with the Ninja Turtles? It is the same with my son and spider man. He has never seen a comic, cartoon, or film, but he is fascinated by him. We wrestle at night on our big bed. The Green Hulk against spider man :).

  3. They remind me of my brother and I. I am a year and a half older than him and we were best friends and went on many adventures together. We are now in our late 30s and still very close.

  4. If you are heading toward the coast, do check out Brook Green Gardens. It is south of bad craziness Myrtle Beach.

    Truly stunning, the couple that lived there in the 20’s were responsible for most of the huge statutes in Philly and NY. Iconic statuary among amazing gardens. Spring will blow your mind.

    Across the street, the state park were the couple lived. They were the first RV’ers back in the 10’s & 1920’s. They would load all the animals (they had 20-30 at any given time) and take off to New York – mind you, before interstate highways, any good roads and truly any real support for an RV. The building is smart, built like a Spanish fortress…if water comes in, it drains away.

    When I was a kid, your kids age, they used to have a peninsula that was fully encased in chain link – including the top. You would walk about 10 yards in… and then the alligators would start coming out. So close, safe, but dang! I don’t think they let people go there anymore, but you might ask.

  5. If you’re still in Georgia check out Jekyll Island …it’s an absolutely gorgeous laid back place! It’s also next door to Saint Simon Island …another great place to visit

  6. DRIVING from home to home??
    That would be laughed at here on Maui. Our kids must have walked three miles Halloween night!

  7. Oh, also Tybee Island is really cool. There’s a little place called Chimney Creek where there’s a crab shack down at the end of the bayou that serves up awesome Blue Crabs in a very cool atmosphere, not to be missed. The kids will LOVE it!!

    1. Yes we have friends in Tybee that have invited us out but we are trying to get to CST to enjoy our days a bit better. We really need to get moving west…and south.

  8. If you make it to Florida go to Tallahassee and turn right. Northwest Florida has a spirit all its own and very different from what is considered ‘typical’. Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Dead Lakes….they won’t disappoint!

  9. We have an annual tradition with 2 other couples at Halloween to take our RV’s to a state park, carve our pumpkins, put up our lights and hope for some trick-or-treaters. Every year we are disappointed. We will have to start following you around. Your kids would hit the jackpot with us!

  10. Macon, GA was where we lived before we retired. You picked a good place for Trick or Treating – old Macon for sure. You might have had a bigger haul if you’d gone out to Riverside Park. There are some nice parks in Macon, so hope you’ve found some to enjoy.

    1. Thankful our kids don’t think anything of candy – they filled their little buckets in ten houses and we went home. They have only had 5 pieces of candy 6 days after Halloween. It will get dumped soon (or eaten by their papa).

  11. If you want to Blow the kids minds …the Crystal River area in Florida is not to be missed!!! Especially the manatees and Homosassa Springs State Park

    1. Thought about it. Can’t decide if we’re okay with swimming with manatees or not. Seems pretty invasive. Though, I guess we could do the walkway tour. Kind of torn on this one.

    1. Definitely the Travco. A lot more. But even in that we were telling ourselves that we wished we had the smaller version. We don’t need much indoor space for sleeping and cooking, we live outdoors. Big pluses of the 22′ Airstream over the 27’Travco are the much nicer and larger bathroom with bathtub, and that we have a vehicle that we can drive away in without taking our home along.

  12. I see a lot of driving from house to house in my area too. A couple years I could have understood it because it was driving rain barely above freezing or some other miserable weather but this year it was in the 50s with a slight wind. Pansies that are failing their kids.

  13. Hey you guy! I have keeping up and loving the changes! It is so nice to see Ouest and Lowe such good pals. It will be fun to see what’s next.
    Those vehicles look like they belong together!
    Miss you all,

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