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May 1, 2019 - Tybee Island

Today we opted to make it a shorter day of exploring. Yesterday we walked about 7 miles around downtown historic Savannah. Today was less distance covered, but the heat and humidity seemed to zap our energy somewhat. We took a short drive to the island community of Tybee Island. The easternmost point in Georgia, Tybee Island is both a city and an island; however, the city encompasses only a part of the island. Occupied at one time by native Americans, they were followed by the Spanish and English - particularly those of the pirate type. The...

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Apr 2, 2019 - when will it be over?

Whenever we are in this part of the country, it feels like the Civil War just ended a few weeks ago. This national trauma which seems so remote to me, appears to remain uppermost in the minds of many people who live here. The state park where we are camped has a recreation of a fort that was built to defend Savannah during the Civil War. Strangely enough, the rebuilding of the fort was initiated by Henry Ford who had a winter home here and was from Michigan. He bought nearly the entire Georgia coast line as well as large parts of the Gulf...

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Apr 18, 2018 - Tybee Island

Dinner by the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday, April 18: Savannah to Tybee Island to St. Simons Island Weather: cooling nicely after a hot afternoon Route: US-80E -> US-80W -> GA204 -> I-95S Tybee Island is the northernmost of Georgia's Barrier Islands, dubbed the "Golden Isles", which stretch for 100 miles between the Savannah and St. Marys Rivers. Only St. Simons/Sea Island, Jekyll and Tybee Islands are accessible by road and developed, leaving the remainder of the 8 islands/island groups for the most part protected as Wildlife...

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May 19, 2015 - Tybee Island, GA

Gib & I drove over to Tybee Island today. We saw a couple of places of interest before having lunch at a little café right on the water. The Tybee Lighthouse was originally built in 1736 with the final version built in 1757. The 145-foot structure is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. The other interesting thing we saw was a row of houses called "Officers Row." These 110-year old Victorian homes were apparently officers' quarters at Fort Screven from the Spanish-American War to World Wars I and II. And back at our rv park I took...

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Kizer Summer 2015

Nov 3, 2014 - Next stop...Savannah

Spent four days on this beautiful, party sland about 20 miles east of Savannah. Low key and quiet at this time of year. We went into Savannah on Sunday morning and had brunch at Paula Deens restaurant, Lady and Sons. Nice relaxing four day stay. Ready to take the next leg of our trip on Monday.

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The Bright Side

May 21, 2014 - Tybee Island, GA

May 21, 2014 Laundry morning so we got a late start into town. Found street parking easily and even in the shade near the cathedral and two blocks from Temple Mickve Israel that we were going to tour. The temple is believed to be the 2nd oldest in the US (after one in NYC). When Englishman Oglethorpe founded Georgia, the 13th colony, in February 1733 there were 5 prohibitions: lawyers, Catholics ( who might side with the FL Spanish), Jews, and slaves. A group of Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, went to London and joined the...

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May 20, 2014 - Kingsland to Tybee Island, GA

May 20, 2014 The Jaxnorth-St. Mary’s KOA is the nicest public or private campground in which we have stayed ( of the 200 plus nights and perhaps 150 camps we have stayed in the past 2.5 years). The entire staff was friendly, the facilities clean, good working WiFi throughout and excellent breakfast. They offered waffles and pancakes with blueberry sauce, butter and maple syrup. Juice and coffee. They could not have been friendlier! The weather was mid-70’s with a breeze. The drive to Savannah was short, a little over 100 miles. The...

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Jan 16, 2014 - A Chilly Savannah Day

Today we took a walking tour of beautiful Savannah. A bit chilly, so less touring than we would have liked, but we still love this beautiful, historic clean city. A bit of dining was, of course, included with catfish and shrimp adorning our plates. When we returned to the campground, Linda realized that although she had assigned my wardrobe for the day, she had failed to inspect how I had placed it upon my bod. Oh well, I'm probably not the first person to tour Savannah with his shirt on backwards.

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No Snow For Us

May 17, 2013 - Tybee Island

I already had a booking in Savannah for the 18th the 20th but we were wondering what to do for the one night before that? Terry had been saying how much she missed the ocean now she lives in Arizona, so I suggested a night at the beach? Somewhere very near Savannah so we could get in there early the next morning and see the sites. We did not realize we had picked the night of the “Beach Bum” Parade - it was really a giant water fight. Luckily we got there as they were still setting up and viewed the parade from an upstairs window! The kids...

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Apr 25, 2013 - Visiting friends on Tybee Island

Thursday, April 25, 2013 From Caloosa Cottage in Alva, FL ... Yes, that's right. We are indeed On the Road Again! On Tuesday, Mom had an appointment with her heart surgeon, and they scheduled her for open heart surgery on May 14. Since we definitely want to be home for that, we decided to leave for FL so that we can be back in time for the surgery. So we went home and started packing the car that day. On Wednesday morning, we pulled out of the driveway at 7:30am. We had a beautiful sunny day, but it was slow going at first. You see we...

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On the Road Again

Apr 14, 2013 - Tybee Island

We took a short trip to Tybee Island today. It looks a lot like many of the other seashore towns along the coast that do not have alot of condo's and high rises. The island was named by the Indians and was settled when Georgia first became a colony. The early colonial Navy captured the first British ship of the Revolutionary War in 1775 off the coast of Tybee. It played a role in the Civil War as a base for Union artillery to bombard Fort Pulaski located just up river. Fort Screvens was built on Tybee in 1898 for coastal artillery that...

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Sep 5, 2012 - Bonaventure Cemetery and Tybee Island

Wilma’s tour of Bonaventure Cemetery on Wednesday was very accomplished and we certainly enjoyed the two hours we spent wandering the old cemetery which began as a plantation in the mid 18th century and became a cemetery in the mid 19th century. Some of the founding fathers and main citizens of the area were re-interred here when the cemetery was started. There is a large Jewish part in the cemetery and a second gate was built to maintain Jewish customs. Some of the notable citizens buried in this cemetery include author Conrad Aiken; John...

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