Savannah

We came to Savannah with a few tasks to do.  We wanted to meet fellow ExpressionEngine developer Erik Reagan and we wanted to check out the city. We also had some trailer issues to deal with - nothing serious, just some rear drawers that shook loose and bent a drawer slide and a kitchen sink that needed a new caulk job. 

The most significant thing about our stay here has been the colder-than-average temperatures.  We’ve had a couple of nights in the 20’s, and I’ve been running the propane furnace instead of the electric space heater at night since the ductwork runs through the underbelly and keeps the pipes all warm.  That’s upped our living costs though as I had to get the propane tanks refilled for the first time since leaving almost 10 weeks ago.  We’ve also had our electric tank heaters running just about non-stop, and pulling the water hose each night after filling up the tanks to prevent freezing. Daytime temps have been in the mid 40’s to high 50’s, with 60’s expected tomorrow then a bit of a cold & wet stretch again over the next couple of days.

Today was our main day to explore the area, so went into town this morning to visit the river front area.  We had lunch down there, then went up into the historic district to visit a couple of the city squares that Savannah is known for.  Then it was a trip out to Tybee Island to add a 4th state to our string of Atlantic ocean visits.  I forgot to grab the good camera again, so everything below is from my iPhone.  Savannah is definitely one of those cities where a photographer could get lost for a couple of days.

This post is a bit premature because we actually haven’t yet left Savannah.  However, from here we begin a side-trip back home for the holidays.  Tomorrow’s task is to prep and pack for that trip, including winterizing the trailer a bit as it will get stored outside at a GA friend’s place for a couple of weeks.  We need to get an early start on Sunday so I wanted to get this done tonight and be able to focus on the trailer work tomorrow.

Miranda’s Account
We went to downtown Savannah, Georgia today. They had lots of shops there that had nice hats and purses and clothes and lots of stuff. My mom and I went into lots of shops to look at jewelry and clothes while ‘the boys’ stayed outside. There was a hat shop I really liked. It had nice floppy, wide brim hats in lots of different colors. There was a kind of shirt I liked too, my mom told me it was called a ‘popcorn’ shirt. Search for pictures of that. Apparently ‘one size fits all.’ I really liked those shirts, and they came in lots of different colors and patterns.

We ate ‘Dockside’ today, and I had fried shrimp, fries, and pink lemonade. It was really yummy. Oh yeah, and I got a hush puppy which I shared with my family. It was little burnt though, that was too bad.
We rode in a trolley car that was really cool. Once it got too one end of the tracks, the driver would just switch to the other side of the car and drive at that side. So you could say that you were in the front and the back at the same time.

I tasted my first hot pretzel today. It was really good, but it made me really thirsty with all that salt and butter on it.

So that is my little blurb about today. It was fun going in all the shops. I like Savannah.

Talmadge Memorial Bridge

Talmadge Memorial Bridge

Riverfront district

Riverfront district

Uh, no.

Uh, no.

City Hall

City Hall

Tour Boat

Tour Boat

Downspout

Downspout

Theatre

Theatre

The kids found this in the campground.

The kids found this in the campground.

Trees in one of Savannah's squares.

Trees in one of Savannah's squares.

Storybird experiments with a fresh pretzel

Storybird experiments with a fresh pretzel

The infamous waving woman

The infamous waving woman

Tugboats on the river

Tugboats on the river

Photo opportunities everywhere

Photo opportunities everywhere

Walking past historic buildings

Walking past historic buildings

Storybird in heaven - a classic bookstore!

Storybird in heaven - a classic bookstore!

Outside another bookstore

Outside another bookstore

Data on the beach on Tybee Island

Data on the beach on Tybee Island

Tybee Island Birds

Riding on trolley

Savannah Trolley

Candystore Rube Goldberg

Date night fire.

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