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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 from Savannah, Georgia

Oh sweet Savannah, order me some more pralines, preferably the dark chocolate ones. Delicious! Savannah was a good stop. My hosts were Sharon, Mel, Amber and Chris. In other cultures and centuries ago it was common for younger couples to live with other family members early on their marriage. In today’s culture it’s rare, very rare. Most people get married and flee off to their own place. Amber and Chris have been married for only a few weeks and are living with Amber’s grandparents Sharon and Mel. The connection in this instance is that Sharon’s sister is one of my mother’s best friends. I was staying with a few Yoopers! Mel was willing to share lots of stories from Vietnam and his time in the Air Force, which was quite fantastic to listen to. I enjoyed it, good stories!

I was impressed with Chris’ knowledge of Savannah and his tour. It was one of the most knowledgeable tours of a town I have been given on short notice. What stood out was his age and living there for only two years. Most younger generations I talk with aren’t able to give me as many historical facts about a town I stay with. Well done Chris, well done. From the double staircases to the cotton docking, the bricks, and much more. Sharon was sure to spoil me, pancakes and bacon, BLTs, a version of chicken fajita pizza, and a pint of mint chip ice cream. Not bad for a week, not bad. Of course it contributes to the previous blog entry about gaining two pounds per month, but hey, you only live once. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to stand in on a heart surgery with Amber as I had hoped and planned. Maybe it’s for the better though. I’m still not sure if I’d be able to stand through it and watch it. I might pass out. So maybe it was God’s little way of saying you better not do this anyways.

There’s a lot to do in Savannah. More than can be tackled in just a few days. That’s the advantage of seeing the real small towns in the country, because in a few days you can do it all! Ha ha. That’s not what it’s truly about through. It’s about the experience!

River Street – One of the coolest streets to walk on in the towns I’ve been to. Take a drive down there when you get to town, but drive slow, the cobble stone is pretty bumpy. In my case it was a good spot to drive and do a little advertising with the invasion mo-compass. You can have lots of experiences, drinking a few beers (oops!), shopping, dreaming of million-dollar yachts, listening to street performers, or having a romantic walk along the river.

Tybee Beach – This beach is one of the busiest I’ve seen, at least for its size. There are a lot of people crammed into a small spot. And lots of culture. Much different than say the beaches in Miami. With Sharon’s advice she said I should go looking for sand dollars. So Chris and I headed up the beach, mostly chatting. Well, I have my own version of a sand dollar. We both looked down and there was a dollar bill floating in the water. You bet Sharon, I found a sand dollar alright!

Fort Pulaski – On the way to or fro Tybee Beach check out Fort Pulaski. I’ve seen a few forts in my time and I thought this one was really cool. When you get to the top and look out onto the water and try to imagine this big bulky canon shooting an 80-pound canon ball five miles at a ship that far away, well, it’s hard to believe.

Around town there is plenty to see. There are the couple dozen of squares or so, the oldest house in Georgia, beautiful trees with Spanish moss, great flowers, and of course you can go to the museum to see the famous bench from Forrest Gump.



Blog Date Posted: May 15, 2007 | 675 words | comments 1 Comments
Comment by Linda
From Claxton, GA

Wish I'd known about your trip before now. I'd have loved to meet you before you left GA. Claxton is an hour from Savannah. Let me know if you're coming this way again. Blessings, Linda