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Savannah – Day Three

Hank – Today was a day of relaxation and hanging out with our friends. Our friends taught us a card game called Hand and Foot. Kathy and I caught on quickly and we had a great time playing. We also checked out the sunset from the dock and got some cool photos.

Tomorrow we say goodbye and hit the road–in the rain. ☹️

Kathy – Today we prepped for getting back on the road tomorrow. A little food shopping, laundry and packing up pannier bags took up some of our time today.

We relaxed and had many more wonderful conversations with Diane, Tom, Don and Barbara. We have all just clicked so well. It is so easy to enjoy these good people.

Skidaway Island, Georgia is near the Atlantic Ocean with marsh areas around it. Don & Barbara live in The Landing Point, a beautiful gated community with about 5,000 homes. Palm trees everywhere and houses are strategically placed to allow maximum views of the ocean, ponds and golf courses, while maintaining minimal views of neighboring homes. There are so many lakes along with the multiple golf courses here and all have immaculate landscaping. It is a very beautiful place.

Diane and I went out in the golf cart and toured about this island.

We were supposed to go to the marina but of course we got lost (as we always do when we venture out together). Just a reminder of our Hurricane Katrina days. In our three volunteer trips down there we did lots of exploring during our small amount of time off, and we always got lost. Thankful for Google Maps. Anyway, Diane and I found our way to a restaurant on the island, had a drink and enjoyed girl talk for a bit. It was a great few hours for us.

We did make it to the marina later in the evening (Don drove the golf cart) and we enjoyed seeing the sunset. Since we have been spoiled by these wonderful friends the past three days, it was our turn to treat. Hank and I made dinner. Chicken Cacciatore, salad, bread and a few small desserts made for a great meal. Well, along with more yummy wines from Don & Barbara’s collection. More fun was had after dinner playing a new card game called hand and foot. It is a great game. Looking forward to teaching this game to our family and friends back in Spokane. Since it was getting late we had to call it a night. I know we have to leave tomorrow but I’m not looking forward to it. We have really enjoyed our time here.

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Savannah – Day Two

Hank – Our hosts took us downtown again. This time we got on the trolley car that takes you all around the historic parts of the city. You can get off and back on any time you like all day. We saw lots of different styles of architecture. Several of the historic squares in the city have houses built in specific types of architecture. We sampled and bought cookies, candies, and peanuts from specialty stores.

The Colonial Park Cemetery is a cemetery with graves going back to the mid-1700s. It was closed to burials in 1853 and now is a city park.

Johnny Mercer is from here and has quite the story behind his life. He was a singer/songwriter with over 1,400 songs to his credit. He started Capitol Records. He also wrote the lyrics to the song Moon River, but there never was a river by that name here so Savannah named one just for his song. We cross over it every time we come and go from our hosts house.

We had a great day with everyone and wrapped it up with another fine meal followed by more games of Karma.

Kathy – We really enjoyed the trolley that took us to many historical sites in Savannah, Georgia. They also were very informative telling us interesting facts as we rode along. It’s always fun to go into some of the local shops. I bought a few lightweight trinkets that won’t make much of an impact in my pannier bags.

The riverfront area was pretty cool. I really loved visiting St. John the Baptist Cathedral. The architecture, statues, paintings, altar, just everything about it was truly magnificent. Walking about the city in between trolley rides was good too. We got a nice taste of Savannah today.

After our day out and about visiting Savannah we stopped by the butcher shop to get some steaks for dinner. I’m not a steak fan so I got a small pork chop instead. Just a note, it was a pretty amazing butcher shop. We had another fabulous dinner (with before, during and after wines) and great conversations. Still not making much of an impact in all Don & Barbara’s outstanding wine selections. Diane, Tom, Don and Barbara have the card game Karma down very well now. It was another day filled with sightseeing in the city and enjoying time with our friends. Pretty sweet day!

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