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/

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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/

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!

Coastal Georgia small town living

Take a break from the I95 here’s a great get away with a chance to check out some late 1800 history. Parking is easy and the beautiful street scape with the lamp posts and sidewalks easily move you about. There are museums, thrift stores, restaurants and some old time buildings and homes throughout the city. […]

via Springfield Georgia-small town charm with a bubbly atmosphere — EffinghamMoves

#8 Buoy catches a wave during Irma…lands on Hilton Head Island beach

Locals and visitors are having a big time on Hilton Head Island’s Coligny Beach getting a first hand view of a Coast Guard buoy.

During hurricane Irma the buoy washed ashore and it is not an item that can easily be sent back to its home with a weight of 13,000 pounds. For anyone that ever questioned the strength of these hurricanes here’s the proof that they can take you for quite a ride.

For more information: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article173142586.html

Also a community Facebook page has been set up #savethebuoy : https://www.facebook.com/8buoy/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

A natural beauty some locals don’t even know about-Palmetto Bluff SC

Take I-95 to Exit 8 in South Carolina. At Exit 8, take Hwy. 278 East and proceed to SC 170 (8 miles). Exit right on SC 170 and follow it to the traffic circle (4 miles). Proceed around traffic circle. Take the third exit, heading East on SC 46. Proceed to Palmetto Bluff entrance (2 miles). Located just south of Hilton Head Island and just north of Savannah Ga. on the May River.

You can spend an afternoon, enjoy a great lunch or for lodging information please contact: https://www.palmettobluff.com/stay/

For real estate information:https://www.palmettobluff.com/live/home-listings/?direction=desc&order=by_price&type=home