November 20-25. As if it wasn’t bad enough to leave sunny, warm
Wednesday we visited
We had a fabulous time visiting friends and family: Doug and Denise, David and Betsy, Don and Melissa and David, and Ron and Karen.
We usually spend Thanksgiving at
Friday we drove
That night we celebrated Kate’s and Owen’s engagement at the Gagnon’s with Owen’s parents, Willy and Lynn, the Mullins, Chris and Chelsea (and Ryleigh and Carter), Bob and Pat Hursh, and Owen’s brother, Ally. Kate has a gorgeous antique white gold ring!
Saturday morning it was 16 degrees when we left on our 9 ½ hour drive to
The drive was easy. We enjoyed the fading colors of fall and the rolling hills of
It was great to see Gail and Dale and 2 of their grandchildren, Quillan (13) and
Monday, Nov. 26.
We hope to visit again and spend more time in
We really had no idea that
In 1733, General James Oglethorpe was sent to
The streets were gorgeous with overhanging oaks. Many of the house foundations and some sidewalks and parts of streets were made out of tabby, a mixture of oyster shells, lime, sand, and water.
In the movie, "Forrest Gump" he sat on a bench in
After doing the walking tour we decided to pay for 2 individual tours: the Owen-Thomas House and the
They have a very nice River Walk on
The Savannah School of Art and Design had a part in redesigning a number of buildings. What great experience they’re getting!
We learned the original of some words. 1-Indentured, as in indentured servant. It refers to how they identified those people. They took impressions of their teeth. 2-A pub is short for publik tavern. 3-A mad hatter refers to the condition that afflicted many hatters (hat makers for males). They used beaver fur to make felted hats. The beaver pelt had to be soaked in a solution with mercury and then the fur was pulled off. The mercury got in the hatter’s body through his hands and eventually affected his brains and other organs. 4-Daisy Scouts, girl scouts for Kindergarten and First Graders, got their name from the nickname of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. (She was born in
We really liked the architecture of these. (There were actually a lot that we really liked.)
We took a beautiful drive out to
Nearby the lighthouse were some beautiful houses.
Last stop was
What a cool city! We're very glad we visited.
Next stop is June McNiven’s in New Port Richey and Club Med in the Turks & Caicos from 12/3-10. We look forward to spending parts of the rest of December with Scott and Libby and Julie and Michael.