You’ll like them…Snack on boiled peanuts

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I didn’t stop just to take this photo but I stopped to buy the bag of peanuts. Oh my gosh they are really delicious and you can’t stop eating them!  It is not uncommon in Georgia and South Carolina USA  to see road side stands with peanuts boiling away in backyard cookers.

The peanuts are green meaning “just harvested” and not the color.  They are boiled in very salty water for 3-5  hours. The shell gets soft and the peanuts taste totally different than canned or  ball park peanuts.  If I had describe them I would say more like a garbanzo bean, at least to me.  Keep a bowl or napkin close by  to dispose the of the shells, and definitely have a cold drink at hand.  On the advise of the locals a  “coke”or “sweet tea” is the preferred drink.

If you’re thinking about an appetizer to impress your friends give them a try….

For more information about how to cook them here’s a recipe from Savannah’s own Paula Deen : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/boiled-peanuts-recipe2-1913519

 

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Christmas in Savannah at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

I’m not skipping Thanksgiving by any means but I want to give you all a chance to plan a visit to the Cathedral if you happen to be in the Savannah Georgia area over the holiday season.  The poinsettia tree and the angels overlooking the life size manger lift your spirit toward the true meaning of Christmas.

The church is open for a self guided tour Monday-Saturday from 9am-11:45am reopening at 12:45pm-5:00pm.  The address is 222 East Harris Street, Savannah to set your GPS. For more information visit: https://savannahcathedral.org/about/

Historic Savannah and Ogeechee River Trail — EffinghamMoves

Bring the bug spray, a camera and good walking shoes to take a break from all the noise. I have visited this trail at 2 separate locations and both offer a real treat to see nature combined with American history from the 1800’s. Take note of I95 exit 94 (Savannah-Pembroke Hwy 204) in Georgia. You will […]

via Historic Savannah and Ogeechee River Trail — EffinghamMoves

Wreaths Across America- Beaufort National Cemetery-December 16th 11am — EffinghamMoves

This years ceremony is coming together thanks to all the fundraising groups, volunteers and sponsorships. Father Martino from St. Boniface Catholic Church in Springfield will participate for his second time this year. Father Martino has quite a “life purpose” with difficult beginnings in Saigon, VietNam shortly after the war. He was born Father Martino Bá […]

via Wreaths Across America- Beaufort National Cemetery-December 16th 11am — EffinghamMoves

The Waving girl..Savannah Georgia USA

Florence Margaret Martus known as the “Waving girl” would be startled by the size of the ships that frequent the Savannah River today going in and out of the Georgia Port.  Visitors to River Street are greeted by the welcoming wave near the east end of the river walk by a statue dedicated to Florence by the city of Savannah in 1972.

The statue  of represents the light hearted story of a local girl that greeted ships for a period of 44 years, from 1887-1931.  More than one tale may be told but they all represent a period of time when a simpler life certainly had its rewards.

To read more about Florence Margaret Martus: http://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/historical-markers/hidden-histories/the-waving-girl/

Step back to the 1890’s at Fort Fremont on Lands End Road-Beaufort S Carolina

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I don’t have a whole lot to say about this Fort except that it was rather spooky to me even in the afternoon.  It is located in Beaufort County  a coastal S Carolina county and this is on St. Helena island that has a wealth of culture,  marshland, wildlife and the after life.

For those who seek out the hauntings  you may want to take the 2 mile drive from Frogmore to Lands end in the evening, there is a mysterious light that has been known to chase vehicles.

I’m a beleiver because I felt the chills on a hot humid afternoon.  Also, I would not rate this Fort as family friendly, so keep the young and old nearby.

For a reference point this is located not far off the I 95 between Charleston S Carolina and Savannah Georgia.

Read all about the spooky stuff: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2013/04/28/lands-end-light-beaufort/

Happy scary travels 🙂 If you want to taste the delicious local shrimp or Gumbo  I would suggest the Foolish Frog http://thefoolishfrog.com or any of the casual dining spots in the area….Low Country cooking…yummy

 

 

Quick lunch and sweets on the Riverwalk in Savannah Georgia

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Some days you just can’t resist getting out of the house to enjoy the pleasant 70 degree temperature and clear blue sky.  That day for me was November 1st in beautiful Savannah Georgia. Travelers on the I 95 can easily get to the Historic area by hopping on the I 16 (GA exit 99)  going east. It will end in downtown Savannah and anything you look at from that point on to the river will be a treat.

There are several restaurants and shops to keep you busy, or test your balancing skills  walking along  the streets of ballast stones that were  brought over on the ships to fill with cotton.

Our two stops included a cocktail on the rooftop lounge of the Bohemian Hotel (Rocks on the Roof)  http://www.bohemianhotelsavannah.com

followed by my craving for the best pralines ever….https://www.riverstreetsweets.com

Bring your camera and a seafood appetite!