Attic Trophy

IMG_9186

The Attic Trophy sculpture by Seward Johnson quickly caught the attention of these two young folks at Harbor Town in South Carolina.  Luckily they were accompanied by a “baby boomer”, that had a few twisted ankles, from practicing twirling and balance. “Hooping” was mostly done around the waist but the neck, knees arms, ankles were all challenged.

The Hula Hoop was introduced in the USA in 1958. It was made of a lightweight plastic and sold for less than $2.00.  Sales exceeded 24 million.

The craze didn’t stop there.  Hula hoop dance classes, exercise moves and music followed.

Today for less than $20 you can buy a Hula Hoop, an elastic bandage and hours of fun.

 

Advertisements

Tide tables — EffinghamMoves

Checking the tide is always helpful when planning a day out on the boat. It’s also helpful for swimmers because the oyster beds can make you say “ouch”…. For US tide tables: http://www.saltwatertides.com

via Tide tables — EffinghamMoves

Campfire Safety

Smokey

For over 70 years Smokey Bear has brought awareness to the dangers of wildfires in our national parks.  With summer approaching it is a good time to review fire safety for campfires.  Below are 2 links for you to take a look at….

The national park service :https://www.nps.gov/articles/campfires.htm

Easy posters and videos for children can be found at: https://smokeybear.com/

Remember…..”Only YOU can prevent forest fires”

 

 

 

:

Wishy washy

 

10157344_10202937439310534_1551015546176700630_n
High tide
10153839_10202937440990576_3017507242379417035_n
Treasure hunt

 

It may not be pirate’s gold but this treasure hunter is happy.  Uncluttered young minds “go with the flow” of a high and low tide.  With all the oxygen rich nutrients that the ocean brings, maybe I’ll head to the beach,  jump right in, and wash my worries away.

Photos were taken at Hunting Island Beach, South Carolina before Hurricane Matthew leveled it and later flooded by Hurricane Irma.

The beach and campground have now reopened

Please visit: https://the59club.blog/2017/10/15/hunting-island-s-carolina-1875-lighthouse/

 

 

Wormsloe Historical Site, Savannah Ga.

This scenic historic site located in  Savannah Georgia USA  can easily be missed by visitors to the area because it is off the beaten path of the Historic District of the city.  Located on Isle of Hope a coastal community in the southeast area of Savannah, this former plantation has an abundance of wildlife, salt marsh, historic ruins, a colonial village, a military battery and relaxing walking trails that will take you a step back in time.  The gateway canopy of oaks sets the pace for the breathtaking views you will see at Wormsloe.  The tree lined avenue of 400 oaks is a 1.5 mile walk and  other trails branch off from there.

The site of the tabby ruins nestles up to the salt marsh. Tabby homes were built in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in the 1700’s. Tabby is made with burned oyster shells, sand, and water.

Oysters make a home in the salt marshes in Coastal Georgia.

The Colonial Village will likely interest the young visitors who find a day out looking at nature and museums boring

For I95 Georgia travelers exit #109…it’s about a 40 minute drive, and there is no where to eat at the site, so I suggest stopping in nearby Sandfly at myfavorite barbecue restaurant in Savannah.  No need for directions because you will pass right through Sandfly.  Also, bring bug spray for the walking trails, and expect high heat and humidity in the summer.

 

Happy travels…..get off the interstates and see more than billboards….:)

Celebrating the end of January with a walk in the park…Savannah Ga. USA

I’ll start by apologizing for all the shadows in my photos of beautiful Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia USA.  With an average of 261 days of sunshine a year, and me being a lazy morning person, I always have the 2PM high sun.   January happens to be my least favorite month, so today with a little pep in my step, I put on my Nike’s, a hooded sweatshirt and headed out to check the trees and plants for any hint of spring.

 

The city of Savannah was designed in the 1700’s and homes were built around the city squares.  Like the squares, homes also surround this 30 acre park that is family friendly, full of greenery, and hosts open concerts and festivals throughout the year.  It’s not unusual to see visitors touching the spanish moss that drapes the trees,  but it is home to some very tiny critters.  To read more : https://effinghammoves.com/2017/04/18/itchy-moss/

IMG_1096

The fountain at the entrance to the park is a popular “selfie” spot  and is featured in many tourist guides. During Savannah’s huge St Patricks Day celebration in March  the fountain water is flowing green.  A variety of architecture surrounds the park and the multi-color homes are a clear expression of the charm of Savannah.

There are Bed and Breakfast style lodging near the park and also one of Savannah’s most sought after full service luxury  hotels and spa…The Mansion….http://www.mansiononforsythpark.com

 

You can finish off your day with some light shopping, a quick cup of coffee, or some healthy food choices at http://www.brighterdayfoods.com/ on the south end of the park.

IMG_1177

As it turned out the first month of the year went out with a pleasant day in the Hostess city of the South”.  Minutes from exit 109 of the I95…..in Georgia you are sure to find true hospitality in this beautiful city….

Happy travels…try the Shrimp and grits….boiled peanuts…..and Sweet Tea