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Live Oaks with Spanish Moss

Modest home from the 1800's

 

This house has been around for a while

Revolutionary War Statue

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

JC picked up a friend around the Xmas Tree

Front of Cathedral

 

The Alter - I was in awe of this cathedral

One of the Stations of the Cross lining the walls of the...

Side alter

The organ and pipes

"Zoltar"

She is the greeter as one of the City Market restaurants

A paddle boat floating down the river under the bridge


Today we toured Savannah, GA. Established in 1733, Savannah has the distinction of being Georgia's first City.

I normally will find the self-guided tours, free/donation museums and other points of interest. We met some folks at the rv park which highly recommended taking the "Oglethorp Trolley Tour". The tour was 90 minutes. It included free parking in their lot, unlimited on and off the trolley at any of the stops, all for $15 per person. The tour was definitely worth the money. Without it, I don't think we would have been able to appreciate all the history, fact or fiction.

The historic down town is about 2.2 miles. The various parts of the city are distinguished by a series of squares landscaped with beautiful oaks laced with Spanish moss and a statue here and there. The tour guide when into detail pointing out architecture and who lived where and when.

Spanish Moss (aka Air Plant) looks like a parasite but actually does not hurt the trees they use for home. The moss gets its nutrients from the air and rain. It prefers warmer, humid climates found in the south.

My favorite site of the day was the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The stained glass, statuary and particularly the "Stations of the Cross" are magnificent. The City Market and the water front is full of shopping and eateries of every kind. This is the home of Paula Deen and her restaurant. We passed by it during the tour and that was about as close as we got. A very long line to get in even with reservations.

One little store had a "Zoltar" fortune teller machine (remember Zoltar from the movie 'Big' with Tom Hanks). Well, JC was lining up for a picture of it, hit the button and Zoltar came alive and said "I see you there". Made JC jump....was really funny.

Tomorrow we move on to St. Augustine, FL.



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