She sells sea shells by the sea shore-Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island Georgia a vacation destination on the southeast coast of the US.

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This cozy oceanside community located just east of Savannah Georgia offers something for all ages.  With a wide variety of lodging options, including hotels, timeshare resorts, privately owned beach cottages, oceanview homes, creekside properties and campgrounds. The Coastal colors throughout the community, the salt air and the light surf all says it’s time to relax.

 

The scenic marsh drive on US highway 80 from Savannah to the island offers a peak of the wildlife that makes the marsh and rivers their home. Upon entering the island you will find a great variety of services available so don’t worry if you forgot something at home.

Within minutes you will sense the casual charm and the southern hospitality of this coastal Georgia barrier island.

During your stay, besides the lovely 5 miles of Public beach access, there is so much to do.

Here are a few tips:

The Lighthouse and Light Station

Fort Screven and the Tybee Island Museum

 

Tybee Island Pier & Pavillion-there is no entry fee, but a fishing license is required to fish

Spend a day touring Savannah

 

Meanwhile, back at the beach

And in the great spirit of America, yes we have Flamingo’s, one of the most loved lawn ornaments!  https://easyrealestate.blog/2018/05/26/flamingo-osis-in-america/

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My catch and release of the day

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This is a fisherman”s paradise, and if you have never done crabbing or shrimping get a net!  There is the ocean pier and the back river pier.

For information on fishing charters please visit: http://www.crabdaddysriveradventures.com/

 

Location Map

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My overall review for Tybee Island as a vacation destination would be a YES!

The weather year round is mild, summers are hot and muggy, but you’ll have a beach breeze.

For a schedule of year round events:https://tybeeisland.com/calendar-of-events/

Have a great time….eat lots of blue crabs, shrimp and grits

 

 

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Take time to smell the flowers, spring in the Southeast USA

My  sneeze attack this morning confused my brainy calendar.  I set myself on Monday because I’m so allergic to that day, but quickly realized it was Tuesday.  I stayed away from negative thoughts of a cold or flu and looked outside to confirm my suspicion of yellow pollen. It was twice as nice to see it all over my car and steps because that means spring is almost here and the prettiest  flowers with beautiful fragrance will be everywhere.

Azaleas. magnolias, camellias and dogwoods will create a colorful canvas of scenery in the southeast during February and March. Mix it up with some sunshine and feel natures flower power to enjoy the day…..:)

If you happen to wander our way and want to be a bit of a “know it all” around your friends, use my cheat sheet:

For more information on the Camellia garden on Hilton Head Island:

https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-explore/things-to-see/camellia-garden/

The Coastal discovery center has an easy walking trail and it located on Hilton Head Island, S Carolina.  Exit #8 S. Carolina off the I95 travel east to Hilton Head Island and you will see more than billboards.

 

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/

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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.

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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

New Ebenezer…Historical Site 25 miles NW of Savannah Georgia — EffinghamMoves

Twenty five miles northwest of Savannah Georgia in Effingham County is New Ebenezer one of the first five settlements in Georgia USA. In 1741 the colonists who originated in the Province of Salzburg known today as Austria made this their home. Bring a lunch and plan to spend the day. Situated on the banks of […]

via New Ebenezer…Historical Site 25 miles NW of Savannah Georgia — EffinghamMoves

St. Johns River Ferry-Breakaway from I95

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Scenic Florida A1A
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$6.00 passenger vehicle
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OK to get out of your car
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Delicious and fresh
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Crossing just under 1 mile
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St Johns River
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Drop a line
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North side
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interesting history
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Public park
Under the watch of the US Navy
Home of Mayport Naval station, have lunch under the watch of the US Navy
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Fishing community
Fresh seafood
yummy
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Fresh catch
Have lunch or dinner
Shrimp boats out the door of a few tasty seafood restaurants. Sit and relax on the outdoor decking and enjoy the wildlife
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watch for the manatee
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wildlife galore
Ferry
Located 20 miles south of Amelia Island on the scenic Florida A1A.

Anytime I get the chance and have the extra time going to Florida I exit the I95  and hop on the A1A.  If you are traveling south on I95 from Georgia into Florida look for the Yulee exit to Fernadina Beach or if you are traveling north into Georgia get off in Jacksonville and get the A1A at the beach.

This will set you back about an hour through the Jacksonville area if you don’t stop and look at the beautiful ocean and river scenery.

Things to look out for:  You may get a peak at an aircraft carrier in port at Mayport Naval station

Manatees and an abundance of other wildlife

Restaurants with a selection of fresh fish and other seafood , available to eat in or pack in your travel cooler

If your traveling with the little folk the ferry is great fun too!!!

Happy trails…don’t miss the Florida A1A

 

 

Jekyll Island a historic gem, on coastal Georgia

 

Jekyll Island is located 93 miles south of Savannah Ga, via Interstate 95.  Travelers can get a break of a busy commercialized beach that offers a good selection of lodging and a campground.

The island has a long history going back to 1733 and 60% of the island today is not developed.

The island features a historic area that was once a vacation spot for the wealthiest Americans.  Other places of interest is the site of Georgia’s first brewery and the Jekyll Island Club where AT&T President Theodore Newton Vail participated in the nations first   transcontinental phone call.

The public beach is beautiful, accessible to shops and restaurants.

Be prepared to pay $6.00 for a daily entry  pass , well worth it.

For more information: http://www.jekyllclub.com/jekyll-island-history/