Leg 1: Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation - Lake Oconee Reservoir in Georgia / by Brian D.

Think Erine and Bert from Sesame Street...Here fishy fishy fishy FISHAAAAAAAA!

As we start our almost four week vacation across the entire United States, our first stop brought us to the Ritz Carlton on Lake Oconee. 

Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia on the Oconee River near Greensboro and Eatonton. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River. 

We have stayed at the Ritz Carlton - Reynolds Plantation multiple times and it never disappoints. The all-inclusive package allows you to stay and enjoy access to the private beach, every water sport you can imagine, fishing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP'ing), bike rentals, and endless other activities. There is not a bad room in the hotel and the staff all go out of their way to make you feel at home. Did I mention that they serve s'mores every evening around 8pm by their fire pit. 

Here are a few pictures from our adventures. The highlight was obviously the catfish catch. 

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that is is not fish they are after - Henry David Thoreau 

  We have now departed Georgia but wanted to quickly catch up on a few final thoughts from our last two days at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. We stayed under the Lifestyle package which costs roughly $250 a night. This is a tremendous value considering that we received a $100 spa credit, 2-hour boat rental at the Plantation Marina, $100 food credit at the Plantation Grill, breakfast for two (free to choose anything off the menu), and unlimited access to the Stand Up Paddle boards. Your stay basically pays for itself considering it is hard to even get a room for less than $350 a night.