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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
SCAD Art Museum - Pink Plastic Lures - Hernan Bas
Jepson Center - To A Spacial Man - William Wegman

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 27th 2017

Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, Georgia Just because we're getting a little tired and overwhelmed doesn't mean Joan has run out of her Bucket-List Rebellion spirit. Located just 5 miles away (as the woodpecker flies), and 10 miles by car, is a Georgia State Historic Site. Although my bucket list only includes National parks and specifically excludes Historic Sites (because there are just too many of them), that doesn't mean Joan can't add items. And she had read a bit about Wormsloe and wanted to see it. Although we were all hot and tired (this Southern Humidity is becoming a bit overwhelming for us dry-heat New Mexicans), we paid the place a visit. It made it easier that it was just a few miles away. Wormsloe is a plantation site encompassing the oldest remaining, European built, ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 26th 2017

Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia Pulaski was a revolutionary war hero who, as far as I can tell, never saw the fort named in his memory. But his namesake fort played a key role in a way it was never designed for and changed defensive military technology forever. In the War of 1812, Great Britain handily embarrassed our country by sacking and burning down our capital - hardly an event a country wants to repeat. So our leaders came up with the idea of building 42 forts up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts designed to protect our coastal cities from any such future attacks. As is the case today, the effort took more time and much more money than originally thought, but all 42 forts were started in the 1820s. Some were finished, ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 25th 2017

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, Georgia Yesterday was a down-day so there isn't a whole lot to tell. It was about the same as all other down-days - we slept in, cooked a bacon and egg breakfast, did a load of laundry, took a nap, walked the dogs, played cards, went to the store for more wine, read some, grilled hamburgers for dinner, played cards a second time, and went to bed. That's pretty much the entire day and there isn't enough in there to make an essay, at least, not a new one. But we did have a conversation about our trip so far, asking the question about whether we have done justice to some parks. The question started along the lines of how long do you need to visit a park before you can ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 24th 2017

Downtown Savannah, Georgia Rolling down the street, headed in our direction, is a greenish vehicle that looks a lot like a trolley. In front is a driver who steers the vehicle. Behind him is a guy dispensing beer from a tap - he's a bartender, in fact, and has bottles of hard stuff lined up at waist level. Yes, this is a bar on wheels. Bellied up to the bar, while riding this vehicle, are eight or ten very happy people drinking and yelling at us pedestrians on the sidewalk. Yes, it is a moving bar on a tour of the old part of Savannah, Georgia. There is something rather unusual about this trolley, though - there is no motor or engine. In fact beneath the bar stools all of those drinkers are pedaling furiously. The ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 24th 2017

That's our mission now.....to go home. We left Tropical Palms this morning @ 9:30. It was sad to see it fade in our rear view mirror. We had such a wonderful stay there over these past four months. Some of our good friends came to see us off as Cory hooked up the car. Mist in our eyes as we had to say good-bye to each one of them. We know it is only for several months before we are back together again. It isn't really "good-bye".....instead it's just "so long for now until we meet again". But we will miss everyone. Stay healthy and happy - one and all. As we rounded the corner to drive out of our park, there they were! Waiting and watching for us to drive past. Yes, Sam & Sandy ... read more
So long Sam & Sandy
Good-bye Homeless Man
At the Olive Garden

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 23rd 2017

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, Georgia We hitched up and drove 115 miles up the coast to another Georgia State Park, also located on a coastal island. This is the third Georgia State Park we've stayed in and all of them have been great finds - well managed, clean, and stunningly gorgeous. And you can't beat the price, especially after the old folks discount. We always prefer state parks over commercial places and Georgia exhibits some of the best (Florida wasn't bad either!). Drive up was relatively short and uneventful. I tried to find an alternative to Interstate 95, but there really wasn't any - out here on the coast, with all the islands, a local route can become brutally long. So we got on the interstate, put the accelerator down and drove 90 miles up ... read more
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