Monday, September 23, 2013

Historic Savannah

Friday brought us down to Savannah, Georgia.  This was a place I wanted to make sure we visited, because anyone that I've known to visit Savannah has raved about it.  We arrived to the Savannah South, KOA in the late afternoon, so I took some time to stretch out in the pool and took a walk around the campground.  There is a large lake on the grounds, with lots of geese and swans, and its nicely shaded, which is good, because its very hot here.

The weekend forecast was sunny on Saturday and rain Sunday, so Saturday we drove to Tybee Island.  We had a hard time finding parking, but at last found some metered parking on a side street not far from the beach access.  There were the typical beach houses, vacation rental homes with board walks out to the beach.

 The water was much less turbulent and the perfect temperature, so it took me no time at all to kick off my shoes and head for the water.  Noel was a little slower to get in, so when I looked back to see if he was following me, he was still only ankle deep.  I waved, he waved.  I got into a conversation with some local kids, so in a few minutes I looked back to the beach to see if Noel was making progress in getting into the water.  He was walking back to the truck.

I stayed in the water a while and then made my way back to the beach to bask in the sun.  I had received a text from Noel.  "Something stung me on the top of my foot.  Hurts like hell.  I'm fine in the truck.  Take your time".  Only Noel could be stung by what we later figured must have been a jellyfish after two minutes in the water.  When we were in Hawaii, he had taken 5 steps into the water and stepped on a sea urchin.  I'm beginning to understand why he's not a beach person.

I on the other hand, had a great time soaking up some sunshine and breathing in the salt air.  Afterwards we had an overpriced, mediocre lunch in one of the tourist trap bars while catching the outrageous score of the OSU Buckeyes!  O-H

On the drive home we stopped at a National Historic Site called Ft. Pulaski.  It was built during the American Revolution and last used during the Civil War.  It was very well preserved, and the craftsmanship to build it was amazing.  It was quite educational...


 There was even a zombie pigeon!

Sunday we drove into Savannah and took the Old Towne Trolley Tour through the historic district.  It was a well narrated tour that you could get on and off of, giving us time to explore things we wanted to see more close up.  Like Paula Deen's restaurant, Lady & Sons.  We had the lunch buffet for $15.95 and the food was very good, but nothing so special that I would go back.  It was typical southern fare - fried chicken, collard greens, creamed corn, lima beans, fried cornbread, etc.

Maybe we should have eaten at "Anna's"...
 The homes were beautiful - the architecture true artwork, but what really made the area special were the 22 "squares" that Savannah is famous for, and the gorgeous live oak trees dripping with moss.

My favorite was the John the Bapist Church....
By the time we got back, Noel wasn't feeling well and we were both really tired.  By 10 pm, Noel was feeling really bad, and by midnight we knew he obviously had the flu.  He was too sick to drive today, so I caught up on laundry and housekeeping and we both slept and rested all day.  Hopefully he'll be well enough to drive tomorrow and we should be seeing my darling baby boy, Jason, by the end of the week.

1 comment:

b and bb cole said...

love keeping up with your travels Anna ~ hope you all feel better soon and have fun!!