Okefenokee Swamp

I took an impromptu trip to Okefenokee Swamp for a couple of days. A little distraction from daily life was needed. It was about a 4.5hr drive but I took an exit to explore some cotton fields. More on that in another post.



Had a little scare as soon as we arrived and parked. My kids got out of the car. In a few seconds time my little girl said, “look Mom they put a statue of an alligator there.” I ran towards her as she was, thankfully, walking away from it. It was no statue. That’s when the briefing immediately began – EVERYTHING IN THE SWAMP IS REAL – DO NOT leave my side! *holy #@&% crap*

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My kids took their first boat ride. They absolutely loved it.

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The center of the bridge shows traces of the 2007 fires.

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An alligators nest. Looks like a large mound from a distance.


We saw Woody! Woodpeckers were flying around pecking from tree to tree. These were pretty big. Wish I had a longer lens to capture them. This is a crop of a larger composition.


I have many more photos I’ll probably continue to share. It was a peaceful trip – even though you feel a bit paranoid walking around looking at every corner for a possible wild animal ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a great way to get away from the daily noise. Highly recommend it.