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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah June 18th 2019

Today Nicholas turns 12. We were with him last year in Poland for his 11th birthday the same day that Elliot was born. He turns 1 today and is nearly walking. Nicholas chose a Japanese Hibachi restaurant for dinner which was very entertaining. A chef cooks the food in front of you including a mountain of rice, which Nicholas loves. Prior to dinner we met Aidan out at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum not far from the city. The boys were at a holiday camp there where active marines take them for, among other things, physical exercises. On show was the 5000th B17 bomber. It looked shiny and new so I don’t think it was used. A couple of days earlier Kim took us all out to Old Fort Jackson closer to the mouth of ... read more
At Fort Jackson.
Kim and boys entering.
Inside the fort

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah June 17th 2019

Everyone said what a beautiful city Savannah is and they were right. Twelve squares, each named after early citizens, dominate as you cross the grid of streets which is the layout of the old part of the city. Around another square you go, right, left, left and right again back onto the street you were driving up, until the next square. The Live Oak is the dominant tree hung with drooping Spanish moss. Live Oak because it is evergreen. The leaves don’t look anything like the deciduous tree’s leaves but they grow just as big. The Spanish moss isn’t moss at all but an epiphytic air plant. We were warned not to touch it as it is full of microscopic biting red bugs. Apparently this is the origin of the term ‘don’t let the bed bugs ... read more
The Forsyth Park Fountain
Nicholas, Kim and Aidan
Catching up

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah January 19th 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 ... read more
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decorative downspout
one of the squares

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah June 8th 2018

Today I awoke to NJ turning on her music and saying “Rally Aly oxon free!! Time to wake up!” to which I replied by playfully throwing my pillow at her and sighing “fine.” I changed into my build clothes and was grateful that for the first time in 7 days I didn’t have to pack up my sleeping bag & thermarest. We scavenged for food for breakfast and I ended up eating some of the left over chicken salad with Kristi and what I believe was decaf coffee. We split up by odd and even numbers so the evens went to go roof and us odd ducks got carted off to go help paint a house. We were working with the City of Savannah housing department and arrived to find no construction manager. We spoke with ... read more
This house will soon be green, white, & brown
Waiting out the storm
I pulled these nails out from all around the house

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah June 7th 2018

This morning I again awoke in the middle of the night freaking out that I slept through an alarm/didn’t have one set. When it eventually did go off at 5am, it was too soon and I was still so exhausted. Tempted to snooze but knowing I had trailer packing duties, I forced myself to get up and pack up my freshly washed clothes before heading out to help pack the trailer while getting eaten by mosquitoes. Breakfast was again bagels, fruit, & coffee. Ryan, Kristie, Jana, & I met briefly since we were on van duties for the day. We helped him come up with silly nicknames and finished cleaning up the host. At route meeting, Jess presented town facts by singing “Savannanana” to the tune of “Havana” and it was so cute! As riders began ... read more
Our classic white board of information
Forest Gump Square
Her first shrimp!

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah May 30th 2018

Thought it might be time to take this up again, sooooooo here I am overnight in Savannah. Planned this trip in January. Since my favorite grandson is graduating on his birthday, it was inevitable I would be heading north. Decided after all the trips I made that this one would be slightly different. Instead of pushing myself as far as I could each day, I would divide it into three days. Was kind of worried after this weekend’s subtropical storm because the weather channel predicted the storm would follow me all the way. Thank goodness they were very wrong. Day was overcast, but no rain. Went to the Crab Shack on Tybee Island for dinner and treated myself to dungness crab. Really neat restaurant with an alligator lagoon out front. No big gators though, longest was ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah March 28th 2018

March 28, 2018 States: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina City: Beckley, WV Miles: 460 miles Hours: 7 hours 43 minutes Hotel: Fairfield Suites Marriott Food: free Marriott breakfast, sandwiches in the car, The Shrimp Factory Sites: Big Walker Landing Books: To Catch a Thief (Elizabeth) Jurassic Park (Matthew) Gas: 1 Toenail clippings: 10 While driving on Tuesday night, I happened to talk to my sister-in-love, Missy, and she said she was only two hours from Savannah. They live in Jacksonville. Jokingly, but hopeful, I said, “why don‘t you meet us?” She said yes! I was so excited. I did not tell anyone else in the car that she and my brother were coming. Paul had been saying I should ask them but I felt bad because we were only staying one night and we ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah November 13th 2017

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah August 5th 2017

Samedi cinq Août, on se réveille vers neuf heures, et le soleil brille dans le ciel de la Géorgie, c'est un grand soulagement pour la journée qui s'annonce. On part de l'hôtel vers neuf heures et demi, et on prend Abercom street pour rejoindre le centre historique au niveau du parc Forsyth. De chaque coté de la rue, des arbres couverts de mousse espagnole, forme comme une voûte au-dessus de la route. Plus on s'approche du centre, et plus la rue est bordée de maisons splendides, très grandes, avec des jardins arborés, des pelouses parfaitement taillées, c'est à n'en pas douter un quartier résidentiel plutôt très aisé. On gare la voiture dans Hall street, une belle rue pavée de briquettes rouges. Il y a aussi de très belle maisons dans cette rue calme, perpendiculaire à la ... read more
Square Monterey
Une rue pavée de Savannah avec une superbe maison
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah July 23rd 2017

Last night was our first night out of the mountains, and we miss them already. Today we are heading to Savannah, GA, our final stop this journey. We were not sure what to expect out of "Historic Downtown Savannah", but the plan was to sleep a little late, as it was Sunday morning, and then get a quick breakfast at the hotel, and head down the short distance to Savannah. We did manage to sleep until after 7:00, and by the time we hit the road is was after 9:00. The Garmin Lady seemed to feel much better this morning, and set up the directions without any problem. The first thing we noticed on our morning ride was how straight, flat, and boring the ride was to Savannah. After all the mountains of the past several ... read more
SCAD Art Museum - Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
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Jepson Center - To A Spacial Man - William Wegman




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