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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah August 17th 2008

My husband Rich and I began planning our trip back in February. Fresh from our honeymoon and skipping our annual January vacation we were looking to plan something big. August 25th is our one year wedding anniversary so we started with that date in mind. Today, we have really started getting in to gear with the plans. It goes something like this: Fly from our home in beautiful and historic Savannah, Georiga to San Diego, California. Grab our rental car (a Mustang Convertible) and spend 11 days driving north to San Francisco. We will be treking up coastal Hwy1 to see some of the most scenic views in the country for part of our trip and also exploring San Diego, LA, Big Sur and San Francisco. Departing in 2 days!! ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah August 11th 2008

Hello world! My flight to London, England leaves this Friday, August 15. I'll be landing in London next weekend. I'm going to visit a few sites before taking the Chunnel to Paris, France on Wednesday, August 20. I'll be there for a few days with a couple friends, then it's off to Siena, Italy. Classes start Monday, August 25. The anxiety is starting to set in. I've been reading and listening to Italian the past few days and brushing up on my French. I'm sure I'll have a few moments of utter confusion, but it's going to be a learning experience! I'm excited and can't wait to get settled in my small apartment in Tuscany! -Chris... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah July 15th 2008

Drove to Savannah, Georgia and explored the cobblestoned main street which ran alongside the river. That evening the boys went on a Ghost Tour Pub Crawl and got scared while I relaxed at the motel.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah June 28th 2008

A couple days ago I set off for a trip to Savannah Georgia. Now having complete (blind) faith in the car, actually I don't, I'm just telling myself its completly reliable. But never the less, I headed up I95 eventually arriving at Savannah, unfortunately taking a wrong turn off as I got to Savannah and doing an unplanned tour of the suburbs while trying to find the historic part of town. The map that I had taken only showed the historic part of Savannah not how to get there. Eventually locating it and finding a parking spot, map in hand I was off to find the info centre. After walking a few blocks in the heat etc I found the info centre, and their carpark.................. So after purchasing the prerequasite fridge magnet as my girlfriend is ... read more
Part of the old waterfront
Classic old building
Front entrance

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah June 16th 2008

And summer has officially begun. With a most welcome vacation. The past three weeks have been incredibly dull, being basically filled with a desperate search to find a full-time job (or at least a few part-time positions - either way, money is money right now). Every year my father and I go to my Grandmother's family reunion in the Georgian countryside on Father's Day weekend. It's been held the same set of three days for the past forty years now. The crowd has thinned in the years as I've grown up but it is still an event I enjoy immensely. I like being able to see how the area around Towns, McRae, and Hazelhurst continue to change through the years. Stores and restaurants that were once alive and thriving when I was a child have long ... read more
Kekkonshiki no Uta ~Kisetsu Hazure no Wedding March~
Savannah River, Georgia
Towns, Georgia

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah May 9th 2008

Well here I am in Savannah, Georgia.....a place full of charm. It's a beautiful city made up of tree lined streets and shady squares. You can almost imagine the ladies of many years ago having picnics and entertaining their southern gentleman. As you walk through the historical district the smell of jasmine and honeysuckle lingers through the air. People here speak with a southern drawl which is pleasing to listen to. By noon the sun beats down and most people seek refuge in one of the 21 dappled squares. This place has been the setting for a number of famous films over the years, 'Glory', 'Forces of Nature', 'Forrest Gump' and 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil '- more commonly referred to as 'The Book'. This re-tells the true story of a respectable and ... read more
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Cotton Exchange
Police Cars

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah February 14th 2008

Every year, more than 400,000 revelers converge on Savannah for our Saint Patrick’s Day parade and celebration - the second largest in the nation. Partygoers dressed in the requisite green attire and “Kiss me, I am Irish” buttons watch the annual parade of Irish folk dancers, marching bands, floats, and city eccentrics then consume large quantities of green beer and libations on River Street while enjoying live music, people watching, and generally making fools of themselves. If you are planning to join in on Savannah’s 2008 celebration, here are a few things you need to know: Parade date changed - Although the Saint Patrick’s Day parade usually takes place on March 17th to coincide with the Feast of St. Patrick, the Catholic Dioceses of Savannah has changed the 2008 parade schedule to Friday March 14th. The ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah January 3rd 2008

It was terribly cold that day so we didn't stay long.... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah December 4th 2007

Posted by Onaxthiel: It's been a while since I last posted, and I needed a break after the last two days of driving. Since we found out about the chance to see a shuttle launch, we decided that driving across half the south would be a good idea. It is kind of a twenty first century march to the sea, but with much less killing and a bit less burning. Particularly since the south east of the US is in a sever drought right now and the state parks think that one spark from a camp fire will cause their entire state to explode like a car load of villainous mooks in a Hollywood action flick. There really isn't a good reason to disallow burning at Stone Mountain State Park in North Carolina. They disallow burning ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah November 29th 2007

Decided there was just about enough to keep me occupied in Savannah for 2 full days, so made my stop here for 3 nights. Had a much less eventful bus journey into toen today, one that took about half an hour less than yesterday. My first port of call was one of Savannah's many historic houses, Davenport House, built in around 1815, but renovated around 35 years ago. Being non peake season for tourists, I had my own personal tour guide who showed me round the house, and gave an insight into the way of life in that era. Following this tour, I stopped for some lunch at a bakery recommended by the Lonely Planet, which turned out to be great apart from the vast amount of olives in the food. Then I wandered over to ... read more

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