With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your upcoming adventures! Will you head further inland on some scenic drives or will you take a trip down to the shore? Load up the family and hit the road on one of these spring weekend trips near Waycross!
Sapelo Island is a paradise unlike anywhere else in Georgia.
Families will enjoy escaping the hustle and bustle of most Georgia cities by
taking a boat in Meridian. On the island, visitors can take a day tour of the
Reynolds Mansion. Private tours of Hog Hammock, a small community, are a great
way to pass the time, too. Finally, families can take a walk through the flush
nature found on Sapelo Island.
Taking a drive down to the Georgia Southern University
campus in Statesboro will leave families with unique memories. The Center for
Wildlife Education is home to a number of fierce birds, like owls. A flight
show stands as a unique attraction that visitors will struggle to find anywhere
else. The center is also home to a beaver lodge, waterfowl pond, and habitats
occupied by reptiles and mammals.
North Georgia Zoo
There are plenty of sights to see at the North Georgia Zoo
in Cleveland. Camels, wolves, and other wildlife create a unique road trip
experience. Plus, visitors have the option of staying the night at the zoo to
make any spring weekend trip complete.
If you need more tips for things to do around Waycross, or just a fresh new ride to see it all in, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.
With the cooler fall weather and the colors of autumn all around, it’s time to pile your family into the car and head to some local fall events and festivals. This fall in Waycross, there are plenty of family-friendly events that you won’t want to miss. Here are a few that we recommend.
Bark in the Park & Pet Costume Contest – Head to Laura S. Walker State Park with your favorite furry friend on Oct. 6 to take part in a pet-friendly hiking event. Before the hike, there will be a pet costume contest near the park office. Following the hike, you can explore the park’s new dog park.
Fall Festival – A fun, family-friendly fall festival taking place on Oct. 20 is also located at the Laura S. Walker State Park. It will feature tons of fall activities and treats, including hayrides and a haunted house.
Pumpkin Fest –This annual Pumkin Fest takes place along the historic main street of Waycross, making it a true community event. The festival, which is being held on Oct. 25 this year, offers something for everyone, including pumpkin carving, pumpkin creations, live music, costume contests, and games.
Okefenokee Agricultural Fair –Head to the Okefenokee Fairgrounds from Nov. 6-10 to take part in the annual Okefenokee Agricultural Fair, which features livestock shows, local music and entertainment, rides, and more.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has a long legacy of performance that is seemingly only improved with continued tinkering over time. 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 updates continue this trend of never settling, and the final product is one that Ford thinks should make the man himself happy—wherever he is.
“Somewhere, Carroll is smiling,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance vehicle programs. “The new Shelby GT350 is our ultimate track Mustang. We’ve stuck to Carroll Shelby’s original formula for winning championships and made our Shelby GT350 even better with the latest in race-proven aerodynamics, tire, and chassis technology.”
How exactly does the 2019 Shelby GT350 earn such lofty praise? It’s all in the attention to details. 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 updates include new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with an exclusive tread pattern and unique compound that improve lateral acceleration, acceleration, and braking; new 19-inch aluminum wheels that are rugged and lightweight; and an optional all-new spoiler with Gurney flap that will improve aerodynamic efficiency and increase downforce.
The new Shelby GT350 will also see improvements made to its MagneRide active suspension, electric power-assist steering, and three-mode electronic stability control. With its 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8, it will continue to be a powerful beast that delivers 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque.
Other updates for the Shelby GT350 include an available 12-speaker B&O PLAY audio system by HARMAN, new power-adjustable seats with Miko® suede inserts, and two new exterior hues: Velocity Blue and the oft-requested Ford Performance Blue. And that is how a legend becomes more legendary.
To learn how you can get your hands on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.
Georgia is full of great things to do, especially on the coast. From exploring island beaches to the historic districts of big cities, here’s some of the best summer trips to consider taking on the Georgia Coast.
Spend your vacation lodging in a rented historic home in Savannah. Try out many of the local, award-winning restaurants. Go shopping. Try out one of the many breweries, including the sweet, sweet mead at Savannah Bee Company.
Delicious seafood, Southern soul food, and retail tourism await on St. Simons Island. Try out activities like exploring the lighthouse museum or watching the sunset atop Gascoigne Bluff, which is located near Epworth.
Go kayaking in the nature center, discover Driftwood Beach, and end the night eating and drinking to live music at the Rah Bar on the idyllic island that’ll have you leaving Mr. Hyde at home.
Located near St. Simons Island, Brunswick is known for its Victorian charm and Historic Ritz Theater. There’s plenty of yummy family-owned eateries in the area, and if you’re feeling adventurous, it’s not expensive to spend the night at the Hostel in the Forest treehouses.
These are just some of the many, many things to do this summer in and around the Georgia Coast. If you need a new ride prime for exploring, stop by Robbie Roberson Ford and peruse our selection of new and used vehicles.
There’s a lot of pressure that goes into planning a fun summer cookout, particularly if you’ve got a big crowd to feed. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the planning process go smoothly and ensure that nobody goes unfed or unsatisfied—yourself included.
Limit your guest list
If you’re hosting a summer cookout in the park, you might not need to limit how many people you invite. If you plan on having a summer cookout in your backyard, however, you may want to determine how many people can fit comfortably in your space before you start sending out the invites. Having too many people at the cookout can cause discomfort, so make sure that you have plenty enough space for your guest list and seating to accommodate everyone.
Buy enough food
People come to summer cookouts for the food and stay for the social atmosphere. Failing to provide enough food for all of your guests can quickly lead to unsatisfied guests, so stock up and get extra. Worse comes to worse, you’ll have leftovers for your guests to take home with them, or enough to last you and your family for a few days.
Have games and activities ready
Bringing a few board games, a deck of cards, and music to the cookout are a few great ways to keep everyone entertained once they’ve eaten their fill. Create a playlist of party songs to get attendees dancing. Setting up a table with a simple deck of cards or board game is a great way to generate some activity, or you can opt for yard games like horseshoes or cornhole.
These are just a few of the ways to make sure that your seasonal cookouts are a smashing success that have them crawling back for more. If you want to take your cookout on the go, consider a new Ford truck or SUV from Robbie Roberson Ford to load up all of your goodies and guests in
The return of warmer weather means that it’s time to fire up your Ford and hit the open road for an adventure. Before you set out, however, you may want to first download these three essential road trip apps to help you enjoy your journey even more
This app is easy to use and saves you money, which makes it an absolute must for trips of any length. GasBuddy is updated in real-time, so you can always find the best gas prices near you whether you’re close to home or driving across the country. Best of all, it’s completely free to use, which means you won’t have to pay anything to pay less at the pump. What a concept!
Available on Android and iOS devices, RoadTripper helps you easily plan a route and locate interesting landmarks, cool hotels, and good local restaurants along the way. This is a must-have for drivers who like to get off the beaten path on a road trip.
What’s a road trip without the perfect playlist? Spotify gives you access to just about any music you want to listen to, from hip-hop to orchestral. With Spotify, it’s easy to save and curate playlists that will keep things fresh on longer drives and satisfy even the most diverse musical palate.
These and other key road trip apps well help you get the most out of your first big drive this spring. To get even more out of it, why not stop into Robbie Roberson Ford and put yourself behind the wheel of a brand-new Ford?