Hank – After a relaxing morning and breakfast our hosts drove us to the Savannah Convention Center to check out the gingerbread houses on display there. Some had a professional look and some definitely had “made by ten-year-olds” written all over them. They were pretty cool. I came away with some ideas for the next time we host a gingerbread house party at home.
Next we went to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. This is housed in a mansion built by the president of the Savannah Steamship Company. It contains many large-scale models of ships from Savannah’s history, including the USS Savannah, whose action during WWII included being nearly sunk by a new invention from Germany–the radio controlled Fritz X glide-bomb.
We wrapped up the day’s visit with a stop at Crabby’s Corner where Chris makes his own ice cream and bakes some awesome Sandbar cookies. They have chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut, which makes for a great combination of crunchy and chewy.
Don grilled some delicious monster pork chops for dinner. Grilled asparagus, bock choi, and rice rounded out the meal. Of course, since Don and Barb have a great wine selection there was a before, during, and after-dinner wine. Kathy and I broke out the Karma card game. Everyone kept it friendly and no knives or pistols were pulled. 😉
Kathy – Today was a pretty fun day hanging out with Diane, Tom, Don and Barbara. We really enjoyed venturing out in Savannah, Georgia to see some of the sights. However the best part of today was visiting with Diane my nurse friend from our Hurricane Katrina volunteer days. Also getting to know Tom her husband (that I have heard so much about but never met) and Don & Barbara (Tom’s brother and sister-in-law) who’s absolutely stunning home we are staying at. Our dinner was simply magnificent and the dinner wines (before, during and after) were fabulous. These folks are spoiling us rotten! We didn’t even make a dent in Don & Barbara’s 275 bottles (or more) massive temperature-controlled wine cabinet. We loved spending the day with these wonderful people. Sharing meals, seeing sites, having fun, talking, joking and playing cards together – simply a great day!
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