Savannah and the surrounding area

We spent four days in the Savannah, GA area. It was a whirlwind tour. Donna and I lived in Georgia close to twenty years before we became full time RVers. I used to work for a state entity so I traveled across the state for work. Donna was never on any of those trips. Before Austin was grown and gone, she would stay home with him. Most times she was working so she could not attend whatever location the work event was located. I have been to Savannah numerous times. The Spanish moss makes the city feel sleepy and creepy. Savannah is know are a very haunted city. It feels like any other city within the state of Georgia. I love the little squares. It is a city where you want to walk all day. You miss the little details if you drive in a car.

We had to stop at one of my favorite sweet shops – River Street Sweets Candy Store. I had to get some pecan pralines. Hands down, they are the best.

We also went and visit the oldest, continuous Black Church in North America. It is the First African Baptist Church which is in Savannah.

I was so busy taking it all in that I did not take a lot of photos. We had a wonderful day walking around and experiencing all that Savannah has to offer.

We also drove over to Parris Island in South Carolina. It was a wonderful drive. Donna was stationed there as a young officer. Donna was a Series Commander and a Company Commander at 4th battalion during her time at Parris Island. Parris Island is quite beautiful. I, however, did not have to go through basic training there. We were there one day before graduation so there were lots of happy family and recruits walking around. We stopped to watch drill instructor training. I personally love the hats. I wanted one. Those are earned, not bought. Donna had lots of memories to share.

There is one place that I had traveled past many times on my way to Tybee Island. Fort Pulaski was built before the Revolutionary War. It sits on Cockspur Island. This island protects the harbor into Savannah. It was most famous for Civil War battles. I wanted to see it because it has a moat and a draw bridge. I am a little like a child when it comes to forts. I want to exam the whole place. I want to know how it was built. The bricks were built by enslaved Africans in Savannah. I am glad that Donna indulges this passion.

We are off to Brunswick, GA next.

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