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Published: January 20th 2019
Blog 01-19-19 Savannah, GA
I left home Wed 1-17 about 9:15 am which is a new record for me. Headed west on 80 then south on 81 to Winchester, VA. The countryside was beautiful in VA, full of rolling hills and what looked like gentleman horse farms. Yes, I could live here.
Finally hooking up with 95 I arrived in my campground in Fredericksburg, VA only to realize I hadn't left the snow behind. They had a storm on Saturday and although it was off the roads, it was still piled up here and there and in the woods. It resulted in a cold breeze from the ground making for very unpleasant walks. We spent a cool night with temps around 55 inside and 28 outside. I was very snug in my bed but I had to turn on the propane heater in the morning to be able to make coffee. It was a one dog night.
The weather forecast was for snow starting at 4 pm so I was out and heading south by 9 am. I arrived in Florence, SC about 4:15 leaving the weather behind me and finding lovely sunshine and warmer temps, about 62.
The campground was Florence RV Park and it was right off 95 and a very pleasant spot, I'll stay here again.
Friday morning was lazy because I had only 2 1/2 hrs to go. The camper needed some organization and cleaning so that took an hour or two then another walk for Watson and we were off by 11 am. Our next stop was Savannah Oaks RV resort about 15 min outside Savannah. I settled into my spot setting up the dog fence, connecting the water, electric, and cable tv. Flushed the anti freeze out of the water lines and had running water in my little house, ready to do the dishes. I unhooked the car for the first time and decided to go grocery shopping for a salad for dinner and some fresh fruit. It was dark and raining by then and the roads were dark and narrow but I made it and had a great dinner.
Saturday morning was cloudy and cool but promised to be 74 by the afternoon so Watson and I took a nice walk and found the Ogeechee River. The water was very high and some of the normally dry areas were
flooded making for quite a swamp. Pictures
Today was touring day so I headed into Savannah and boarded a trolley for a 90 min tour of the city. You could hop on and off the trolley so I decided to check out the heritage museum and have lunch at a local "diner". The restaurant was in an old house with seating outside along with inside and every one was taken except a spot at the counter. I sat next to a fellow that was in town to drive his friend's motorcycle back to FL . He had come up on the train and after his lunch/breakfast he was headed south. Interesting person. I had pecan waffles with a slab of ham that was huge and delicious. I was told that the specialty of the house was a huge pecan sticky bun that sounded decadent, but fortunately I didn't see one so declining was possible.
After walking back through the square and taking a few pictures I was able to catch up with the tour trolley and continued the adventure. Savannah was laid out in blocks and at the center of each block is a square with some sort
of center piece like a fountain, an obolisque, but mainly statues of important people. Around the statues were beautiful old and stately live oaks dripping with spanish moss making each square a park like setting.
The houses were of varying sizes, some townhouse styles down the side streets but mostly larger homes around the squares and a church around every corner.
When I got home and took Watson for a walk we settled into the yard to read and watch the world go by. The temp was about 74 but in a short time the sun went behind the trees and it was time to head inside. It was a great day and the rain won't start til later tonight. For the evening we were serenaded by peepers. Delightful!
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