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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah May 26th 2023

We visited Savannah last year for two night and we knew we wanted to come back. We rented a one bedroom Airbnb in the historic district near shops, restaurants and bars. No car rental needed, we took an Uber from the airport to our Airbnb and walked most of the time. Our plan was to do nothing but walk, eat, drink and spend time reading on a bench in one of the parks. Our plan did not work out, we had no idea there was so much to see and learn about. The best deal in town is a ticket to the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and Jepson Center for one price $23.00. We visited all three in one day but you have a week to visit all three. We visited the following ... read more
Bird Girl at Telfair Museum
Davenport House
Mercer Williams House

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah May 9th 2023

We enjoyed 3 days in historic Savannah. Located along the Savannah River it is the largest port in Georgia. This charming southern city offers art, architecture, delicious cuisine, trendy boutiques, haunted stories, and lush greenspaces all under a veil of Spanish moss. We parked the Jeep and walked all over the city, strolling through many of the neighborhood squares. We jumped back in Mazie and headed to Bonaventure Cemetery. This is a rural cemetery on a bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres. Last we headed to Wormsloe Historic Site. The oak avenue of the property is lined with over 400 live oaks and is often photographed and included in motion pictures. We enjoyed the history museum in the visitor center and ... read more
Monterey Square
Forsyth Park
Forsyth Fountain

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah February 2nd 2023

Jeffersonville GA – Savannah GA Savannah Oaks RV Resort Day 40 - 41 After a short run we arrived at Savannah Oaks RV Resort. It a very nice campground but it is very far from what I would call a resort. To quote Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.” Campgrounds are the same way. When we book sites, we tell them we are traveling with Mark & Karen and would like to be next to each other. This time we were only two sites apart, but they had open sites right next to each other, sometimes you just can’t figure people out. The other interesting thing with this campground, is they do not have fire rings. You have to rent them. I have never seen ... read more
The bench - NOT
The Lady and Sons menu

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah July 24th 2022

So my original that I saved unfortunately disappeared so I will have to start the original part from memory. It was a 4.5 hours drive from Durham to Savannah. We had planned over a year ago to go to Savannah and Hilton Head Island, but unfortunately due to COVID we had to cancel. We stopped at a Starbucks in Dillon. We thankfully got coffee, but if we had got anything else, it would have taken forever. We stopped on the way down to Florence. We forgot that we had stopped here on our trip to Charleston at a Starbucks, which ironically was right next door to the restaurant that we ate lunch at. The service was good and the restaurant was very clean. It was called Julia Belle's. The food was a casual seafood type restaurant. ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah July 1st 2022

We arrived in Savannah in the late afternoon. Our first stop was Top Deck a rooftop bar overlooking the river. The tour boats were heading out for dinner cruises. The day was warm and it was hot. Our next rooftop bar (we were working off a best rooftop bars in Savannah list) was Churchills. It is a British Pub as you can tell by the name. The outdoor terrace was relaxing and green with many plants. Since we had a bike ride on Sullivan Island and a drive from Charleston we were ready for a early night. Today we went across the street from our hotel and signed up with a hop on and off trolley. We decided to enjoy the entire 1 1/2 hour tour then get off on our second time around. The tour ... read more
Statue in one of the 22 parks
Is this the inspiration for the Haunted Mansion?
Stained glass in St John the Baptist Church

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah January 15th 2021

We enjoyed our first big road trip so much we were anxious to do another. We've wanted to see fall color again and we've always wanted to see Savannah, Charleston, and Asheville so that's the trip we planned. Once again we planned the trip eight nights and nine days and cover about 2,800 miles. And once again I rented a car because it made sense to save the wear and tear on our own car which would depreciate it more than the cost of the rental. We departed October 21. Our first stop was New Orleans. A silver lining to the pandemic is that it has made hotel prices more affordable so we stayed right in the middle of the French Quarter at Place d'Armes which I would describe as a boutique hotel. It has quaint, ... read more
Savannah, Georgia - Forsyth Park
Savannah, Georgia - St. John the Baptist Cathedral
Charleston, South Carolina

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah October 10th 2019

Hello all. This is mainly a test message to make sure the auto generated email sends notice of updated entries. Travel starts tomorrow, with about 23 or 24 hours of enjoyment on various airplanes and airports.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah October 8th 2019

Travel preparations are in full swing. Of course, since I've not done any travel that I blogged about, now I'm testing myself to see if I can remember how everything works. Not off to the best start. Then again, maybe not so bad. Some research of the problems I was having has finally gotten the posts to line up with the new trip. There also seems to be better operation on the iPad rather than the desktop too. Hopefully, when I send this everyone will have no problem receiving. I’m still terrible at typing and really need to proofread before I send.... read more

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

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