Saturday, July 28, 2012

Savannah, GA travel journal

Hi all!  

Trying to finish my Mary Ann Moss inspired Remains of the Day travel journal from our trip to Savannah, GA.  Almost done!  It's getting full!

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Road Trip To Savannah, GA Part Two

I thought I'd share a few more pictures from our trip back east.

Our first day in Savannah we took a tour of Fort Pulaski National Monument.  Very interesting place. It was a Confederate fort for the first 16 mo. of the Civil War.  The Federals overtook it with the aid of riffled canons.  You can still see remnants where the shells struck the walls.  There was one piece of ammunition still lodged in the wall.  

Guard watch window near drawbridge
Moat surrounding the entire fort

In the center of the fort was this enormous fig tree.  They think it's the largest fig tree specimen possibly in the world, but they aren't positive.  It had the most amazing sweet smell.  They believe the lighthouse keeper planted it over 100 years ago.

We couldn't wait to put our feet in the Atlantic Ocean.  

We then took a tour of the 250 yr old Tybee Island Lighthouse.  200 stairs up to see a great view of the island.  It was well worth it.  It's hard to believe the lighthouse keeper climb those stairs multiple times an hour!

We left the island and headed into Savannah to check into our bed and breakfast.  We stayed at the amazing Foley House Inn on Chippewa Square.  One of the scenes from Forest Gump was filmed in Chippewa Square.  The bench is now in a museum, as people were vandalizing it.  It was the perfect place to stay.  It was within walking distance of everything!  

Cozy Room

More later!  Hope you are having a great Sunday!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Road Trip to Savannah, GA Part One

Hi Everyone!  

It's been a fun-filled month around our home.  My husband I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this month.  To celebrate we decided to take a road trip to Savannah, GA.  You might be asking....Why Savannah?  Well...neither one of us had ever seen the Atlantic Ocean. We wanted to go to the beach, but also wanted a place that was filled with art and history.  Savannah was the perfect place! 

Our first stop was Nashville, TN.  We aren't big country music fans, but had to say we stopped in Nashville. We stopped to check out the Parthenon.  Interesting!  

Parthenon, Nashville, TN

Headed on toward Atlanta, GA.  Stopped in Chattanooga, TN on our way.  Troy decided to check out Lookout Mountain.  Checked out the observation deck at the Incline Railroad.  It was so hot.  Didn't spend too much time in one spot as a result of the heat.

Incline Railroad, Chattanooga, TN

View of the Chattanooga area from Lookout Mountain

Spotted this random mailbox in the side of a stone wall on Lookout Mountain.  I loved their ingenuity!

Visited Point Park National Military Park.  The Battle of Chickamauga and Chattanooga took place on Lookout Mountain.

 Troy loved it!

Spent the night outside Atlanta.  Hadn't planned on doing anything in the city, but were intrigued by a sign that said State Farmer's Market.  Of course, we had to stop and turn around to check it out.  It was enormous!  I have never seen so many aisles (26 giant aisles) of produce in one spot.  They said it was the largest farmer's market in the U.S.  They sold both wholesale and retail. 

On our way to Savannah, we stopped at a Visitor's Center.  We were informed about Lane's Peach and Pecan Orchard.  You can't be in Georgia and not visit a peach orchard!

Lane's Orchard had 3,000 acres of peach trees and 3,000 acres of pecan trees.  It's the perfect combination.  A peach tree matures after 16 years.  A pecan tree doesn't reach full maturity until 16 years.   They rotate the crops and plant peach trees among pecan trees.  They grow 16 varieties of peaches, and harvest from May to September.  

The women inspect the peaches.  They said women have a "better eye" for it than men.  They are more detail oriented. (Of course!)

Pecan Tree Grove

They had a large retail store that sold everything you could possibly make out of peaches and pecans.  

We had a "Peachy Time" exploring the countryside on our way to Savannah.  I will show you more of Tybee Island, GA and Savannah, GA later!  

Here is a sneak peek of the Remains of the Day Travel Journal I made to document our adventures to Savannah!  

Hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blog Break

Hello All,

I am taking a little break...Be back soon.  Enjoying Tybee Island, GA and Savannah with my husband to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

Take care,