Friday, March 11, 2016

savannah, georgia part I - wormsloe and bonaventure cemetery

It was only yesterday that it was our 10 year anniversary of the day Joe and I first met...  One of my fondest memories of our early years in dating was all of the adventures we would take.  We don't adventure nearly as much as we use to.  I could blame having a home to take care of, house projects, busy jobs, job changes, yadda yadda...but really their is no real excuse.  Everyone should set aside time to do fun things.  period.  I'm hopeful that this year will be a big year for adventure.  We've blocked dates on the calendar - so fingers crossed!

Last weekend we drove down to Savannah.  As we were driving Joe spotted a bald eagle.  Mind you, Joe has always been envious of the time I saw a bald eagle at Jordan Lake and he missed it.  His first comment "I want to tweet it!", but you don't have Twitter...?  Joe said, "Twitter is stupid and Instagram is Twitter for people who can't read."

We arrived in Savannah around noon and had some time before we could check-in to our hotel.  Our first stop was Wormsloe Historic Site.  It was a cool, cloudy 54 degrees.  At high noon I was thankful for clouds to photograph the 1.5 mile oak avenue.  Sun would have truly ruined the photos.  OH and this is where Joe broke the drivers side seat belt...  We'll just leave it at that.

Let the adventure begin... day 1.

Tabby Ruins - Noble Jones home remains ~ built 1737 to protect the family from attack by the Spanish and their Indian allies during the War of Jenkin's Ear.

Red Cedar - this way!

 Colonial Life Area & Living History Camps

Potential Pizza Oven?  Joe would think that...

Until we meet again...

A quick stop in a neighborhood that had a 300 year old majestic oak.

The Bonaventure Cemetery is located in Savannah Georgia (160 acres) and became well known from the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (later a movie).  The 'bird girl' statute has since been moved to a museum - which was sad as we didn't get to see it...but we did enjoy walking around the cemetery.  It was quite beautiful, which seems sort of strange and morbid all in the same.

He was excited he remembered the binoculars and I believe he was hoping for another pileated woodpecker as we had seen twice before in the mountains.  Nope.  Just a red headed woodpecker. 

We headed to the hotel to meet my parents and grandmother for a wonderful dinner at the Old Pink House.  I highly recommend it!!  Afterwards we walked around the City Market where some grabbed a beer, others ice cream and for me a stop at Savannah's Candy Kitchen to have some delicious chocolate goodness for later.  Just like Raleigh, Savannah also has what we call First Friday.  So we headed down to the River to watch the fireworks.

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