Located 28 miles northwest of Savannah Georgia by way of Georgia Hwy 17N you will find yourself imaging life in the 1800’s, as you see the beautifully preserved Victorian era homes. Some of the historic homes were built by affluent Savannah folks as summer homes or get a ways during yellow fever outbreaks. Graced with walking […]
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/
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.
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
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/
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
Hunting Island South Carolina is located in Beaufort County, 16 miles east of Historic Beaufort. For Interstate 95 travelers it is between Savannah Georgia and Charleston South Carolina.
The beach is beautiful white sand and it a great time collecting shells. The park has an entry fee and there is also a fee to go up in the lighthouse.
You will find restaurants and small shopping nearby along with the many historic sites in the Beaufort area.
Happy travels…I would put this down as a “must see”