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Southern Vacation Part 4…

Didn’t really do the beach area like I would have liked…

but, our goal this year was to get to know Savannah better…

After a light breakfast at the Hotel… we drive to Savannah… deciding on a parking garage that was only about 2 blocks across from the River…

You walk down original stone steps to access the River Street…

with all of it’s shops, restaurants, cafe’s, vendors and street people showing off their wares…

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We stopped for a drink … a Sangria with lots of fruit…

As we were sitting outside we had a nice conversation with folks from New York …

and noticed a lady sitting in one of the grassy areas making items from Palm Leaves …

My sister asked if she could make a cross…

“Absolutely!”, she said…

After seeing her and talking to her… I had one made also…

and promised to pick it up later…

They dry to a pretty tan color…

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We meandered through shop after shop…

I really like the “Honey Shop” actually called… The Savannah Bee CO…

purchasing a lip gloss for myself, honey BBQ sauce for Mel/Brian…

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and tasting the samples from all over!… of pure honey and even coffee flavored with honeysb_coffee_wholebean

and another store that is filled with beautiful items that depict the book…”Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil”…

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and Bobby always has to talk to the “cigar lady” and BUY JUST ONE!

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We ate lunch at The Warehouse and all I can say is “DON”T!”…

So bad, poor service … Mixed up all orders … and with the doors open… flies were pests!…

Of all the hundreds of places we chose wrong on this one!…

We walked… Bobby estimated… about 8 hours…

We offered to get car and pick up Carolyn, my sister…

We made our way back … only getting turned around a little…

Coming down the cobblestone street to the Savannah River’s Edge… was way cool!…

Bumping along until we spotted Carolyn…

We had made it to the end of the Street and sat down near
“The Waving Girl” statue… wavinggirl1 …

I think it is just beautiful!…

There are Steamboats anchored … waiting for customers to take tours…

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Tug Boats… vfiles41399 and Ships… cross under the Savannah River Bridge…

actually called… “Talmadge Memorial Bridge”…

which we crossed over heading to Cherokee, SC and Gatlinburg, TN the next day…

After a day of walking we drove down by the Ocean for one last walk and to eat at Fannie’s on the Beach…

Best food we probably had…

eating outside and taking in the scenery!

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A nice way to end the night…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacation South…Part III… Casino Boat Trip on the Ocean!

We had made reservations on a Casino Boat that goes about 20+ miles out in the Ocean before you can play…

We thought it would be interesting and it was!…

Supposed to be from 6:30pm – 11:30 pm…

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Arrived in plenty of time!

 

Always add some time to these excursions!…

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Leaving the dock…

 

For $15.00 … you got the Boat Trip… a full dinnerfree drinks while playing$2.00 draft beer all of the time and $5.00 in free slot play!…

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The air felt so good!

 

and on way back to Savannah (Tybee Island) … a Nacho Bar was set up for $5.00 if you wanted…

Bobby and I shared a big plate… so only $2.50 each…

Couldn’t beat it!…

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Safety boat…

 

We talked to several people who had never went on this Tradewinds Boat either!…

I believe the boat that was three floors… held aboyt 125 people…

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We played penny slots and Bobby and I managed to win enough to keep most of the money alloted for this tour…

YEAH!

It was so clear when you looked up into the sky and being the night of the Meteor Shower… we lucked out and saw it with no obstructions!
The dinner consisted of…

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and very tasty!…
Nacho Bar had …

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Ground Beef

Steak Strips

Chicken Strips

Chili

Cheese Sauce… and Shredded Cheese

Tomatoes

Lettuce

Sour Cream

Green Onions

Salsa

Great too … as we ate on the deck outside on the third floor… listening to  music… and watching the night waters…

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Got in about 1:30am… and no problem sleeping this night either!…

Next post soon…

too much to tell!

 

 

Vacation to the South…Part II

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Late posting the second half due to getting back in the groove of every day activities…

Housework… shopping… Bobby back to Chemo Treatments…

Bobby doing really well… except for when they take off the “Fanny Pack” Chemo after 46 hours…

his stomach gets upset…”throwing up”… but, only last a short time… and then slightly weak for a couple of days too…

and hair is thinning… we just noticed that!… a new VET Cap might be in order!

Then… you would think he was the Energizer Bunny again!…

Blood work comes back looking good!…

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We left the youngest sister’s house and headed for Savannah and Tybee Island…

Arriving around 2:30pm…

Hotel room ready and more than expected…

We had stayed before and the service (people) were so friendly…

Great access to swimming pool… outside… and breakfast room which had more than enough variety to please anyone…

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In walking distance to lots of places including the beach…

 

We went to eat lunch at the Sting Rays Restaurant… which was very good… and in walking distance…

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My sister who traveled with Bobby and I…

 

and then back to the hotel to swim…

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Later… cleaned up and rode the block to the beach area…

went out on the pier to watch all of the fishing guys/gals…

as we bought an icy beer at the covered Pavillion…

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We slept well that night…

We made a plan the next day to go to Savannah and take a trolley tour of the historical district…

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which is most of downtown…

Beautiful Southern homes… buildings… museums… restaurants… schools… parks…

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Our sweet Tour Person… was so friendly and nice… going beyond her duties to show and tell us stories of the history of Savannah…

 

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We rode in the open trolley sometimes bouncing along the original cobblestone streets down near the Savannah River…

She accommodated us tourist with letting us off to view the beautiful John the Baptist Catholic Church…

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Herself… being from Germany had moved to Savannah 19 years ago…

and had fallen in love with all it’s charm just like me!…

After the tour we headed for Tybee Island Travel-Information to eat lunch and then get refreshed for the Casino Ocean Tour… we had signed up for…

 

to be continued…

 

 

 

 

Don’t Go Away Yet… Summer!

I just read a post by “This Blog Needs A Title”… Yes, that is the actual name of his blog… and that’s what caught my interest… the title …

He expresses his statements simply

and the last being…

Where has summer gone?”… http://thisblogneedsatitle.com/

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I don’t know… except it has been an unusual summer weather-wise here in Kentucky

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not as many sunny days…

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dry days for weeks…

and then starts all over again…

Things I’ve done…

Went on vacation to Savannah… and Tybee Island… Making me want to move there…

I’m really very serious about this… but, no one really believes me…

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Have been on numerous short trips to some Casino Hotels… pbu0761

They pay for the room and the food… So, we take advantage of that… A night away is always good to clean out the cobwebs… vl0008b110

Have lost a family member… a brother-in-law… so sad for my sister and the rest of us… watching this coming about for over a year…k5673685

Have had a few lunch dates with my “girl” friends… Enjoying talking… good food… and browsing in shops…u23965518

Have kept up my water aerobics… but, weather has hindered that at times…x23686509

Have managed to get husband to YMCA… and he wants to join… An achievement I’m happy about!…u15313290

Have met so many nice people as acquaintances… and made a few new friends Isn’t that grand!

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and I have obtained a new jobteaching painting classes… That should help me stay busy this winter…x30276018

Things I would have liked to do:

Have my Grandkids more… They are busy with trips… ball games… friends… moved a little further away to a new house… Miss them!k5872361

Still haven’t zip-lined through the trees… b09989

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Still haven’t lost those pounds… k13970169

Still haven’t opened an Etsy Account to sell purses for kids that I like to make… 2839v3-max-450x450

Still haven’t done a few things (Repairs) around the house we need to make…k8994862

Still haven’t got a flowerbed fixed I’ve been wanting to redo…k13745297

Summer! You just need to give me more time!

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Could you just hold on for another month or two?

Our Day In Savannah…

Never had been to Savannah But. I have fallen in love with this lovely Southern City!

So beautiful with the moss hanging from the trees…

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We parked under these lovely moss laden trees…

There are 22 park-like squares throughout the city…

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Savannah was the first planned city… and this plan is today called “The Oglethorpe Plan“… 

and the homes… some huge… but with a classical beauty

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The pastel colors… the laid back atmosphere… the water… the shops… the river traffic…

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We watched as this tugboat moved down the Savannah River…

The history… so fascinating…

I will go there again… A one time trip is not enough!…

It was only 20 minutes to Savannah from where we were at Tybee Island

Loved that!

We viewed the city as we drove through…

I take in all details… the colors, the people, the buildings, the decor…

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I knew we wanted to see the Riverfront

and we found it easily with the directions I had gotten off of a map from the Motel…

We parked… and found the rustic stone/brick steps going down to a lower street level….

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As you can see the steps are steep and original…

Immediately… the Savannah River is before you…

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One of my favorite photos I took…

We decided to go up one way since we seemed to have come down pretty much in the middle

We visited several shops… staffed with the friendliest people…

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This shop had every type of peanut you could imagine and open cans of each for tasting anything you wanted to try!

I tasted several!

We checked out a Store dedicated to all kinds of Honey… Tasting several as the nice young lady explained where they came from…

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Yummy!

We checked out a funky hat store… and It’s there I bought a pair of new sandalsNO, not a hat… I was in for some walking … and my old ones were on their last leg…

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I talked to this Artist ( Simba ) who painted on discarded items… Very friendly… origianally from Jamaica and going to school in Savannah…

There were numerous artists along the waterfront and even a lady singing… but, too far away to get a good picture…

We walked and looked in several shops and then decided to quench our thirst at an outside table area of the Dockside Restaurant…

They had Mimosa on special… and so I chose that…

Quite refreshing… Champagne and orange Juice…

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Bobby checking out the view as we had a refreshing drink…

We walked and viewed the bridge that crosses the River… and the ships that were docked…

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We watched the people and saw two River Paddle Boats…

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similar to our Belle of Louisville here in Louisville

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( The Belle )

We viewed a memorial for World War II Veterans shaped like a globe… very pretty!…

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We sat at benches along the River… and viewed the Open Air Market… full of all kinds of items for sale…

I asked the clerk at one of the shops I liked , “Where is “The Waving Girl” statue …I wanted to see this in particular after reading about it… and he said, “You are almost there… just pass the Open Market and where the greenery starts”…

We found her and I just loved it!… It represents Florence Martus (1869-1943) who supposedly greeted the sailors and fisherman returning home … By day she waved a handkerchief and by night a lantern… for 44 years…The staue was created by Felix de Weldon

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Another statue that was made popular by the book and movieMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil“…  called “The Bird Girl“… is replicated in smaller statues in lots of the shops we visited… Very pretty also!… I found out later it was moved from the “Bonaveture Cemetery” to the “Telfair Museum of Art”… Maybe next trip… I’ll get to see it in person…yhst-10599332836763_2273_58564033

A Statue depicting a remembrance of the suffering of Slavery was beautiful…

The words of Maya Anjelou were engraved on the base…

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We walked and looked until we finally had to give it up

Hopefully we will be able to make another trip to this beautiful city of Savannah!