January 10, 2008

Savannah

Savannah Squraes
 Savannah Squares
City Buildings
 Savannah Buildings 1
More Buildings
 Savannah Buildings 2
Savannah Riverfront
 Savannah Riverfront
Fort Pulaski
 Fort Pulaski
Tybee Island
 Tybee Island

Betty and I visited Savannah, Georgia, for a couple of days. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the USA. About 300,000 people live in and around Savannah. The city has a historical district that is about two square-miles. There several broad boulevards and twenty-plus city squares. The streets are lined with southern oaks heavy with Spanish moss. Most homes were built between 1860 and 1900 in the historical district. Moving beyond this area there are many homes built in the early 1900ís.

We stayed out on Hope Island. We couchsurfed in an old farm house. Hope Island has many lovely old homes with access to the ocean.

We also visited Fort Polaski and Tybee Island. Tybee Island has a beautiful beach. It was warm enough to sun ourselves, but we did not stay long.

Take a look at the photos. Be sure to click on what interests you, because you will see so much more. To see all our photos from Charlotte and Savanah, press HERE for a slideshow.

Our next visit will be to Charleston.

View from Hope Island
 View from Hope Island

Posted by bill at January 10, 2008 10:45 AM
Comments

I hear they turn that river green for St. Patrick's Day! Kenneth Branagh says it's the second best St. Patrick's Day celebration in the country! He was born in Belfast and should know. Love, Mickie

Posted by: Mickie at January 11, 2008 11:05 AM

Bill and Betty ~ if you like Savannah you'll love Charleston. Try the She Crab soup while you are there. Dana

Posted by: Dana at January 11, 2008 02:02 PM

Bill & Betty - thanks for the pictures. Someday I hope to visit that part of USA. You are inspiring me.

Posted by: Teresa at January 14, 2008 09:51 AM

The first thoroughly planned city in the US, at least by the English. I've always wanted to visit it.

Posted by: g at January 14, 2008 09:45 PM

Hello,
I was talking this evening with a cousin I hadn't heard from in some time who mentioned that our cousin Frances' husband, George Streckfus, had passed away a year ago this month. I decided to see if I could find an obituary doing a google search and saw you had a picture of him from 2006 posted on your blog. Did you by any chance get a picture of his wife Frances, also, when you visited them? If so I would dearly love to have one as the last picture I have of Frances & George was from the late 60's or early '70's. Sincerely, Dwight Needens in Quincy, Washington.

Posted by: Dwight Needens at February 1, 2008 11:06 PM