Thursday, June 16, 2016

Heading North–Savannah and Tybee Island

We are on our way north for the summer. The house has been "summerized". We have lined up people that will check on our house from time to time and collect our mail. The rig as shown below is as we were just about to head out of the RV park. The bikes are on the top of the Expedition and everything is loaded in the truck and trailer. (Click on any picture to make it larger.)


We got just a bit of a slower departure that we might have otherwise planned (it really was becoming hot and humid in Florida), but we have plans to meet some people in Charleston in mid June that take precedence over all over planning. We will write more about that later.

Our first stop has been Savannah. We love Savannah. This was our third stop there in the past 5 years. This time we stayed in a different place. With the motor home we had stayed at a non-descript RV park a bit across the river in South Carolina. This time we stayed at a State Park south east of Savannah in the "low country". And why is it the low country? Well across the coastal regions of northern Georgia and southern South Carolina there are tidal marsh lands that often extend many miles inland from the ocean. Our State Park campground was on Skidaway Island surrounded by tidal marshes. Once again, we are loving these gorgeous state parks that we likely would have passed up in the motor home.20160613_105756


Savannah was just as charming a city as it was before. All the old giant southern oaks draped in moss across the streets around the historic district are a very unique feature of the city. We didn't take any new pictures. Here is a link to our earlier album if you want to see the city.

But we did make one new stop in the Savannah Island -- at Tybee Island. Although Savannah is a very busy seaport, it is not located at the ocean. The ships steam the Savannah River into the city. The beach city some miles due east of the city of Savannah is Tybee Island -- again in the midst of tidal marshes. This is Savannah's beach and with all those surrounding marshes is a great place for shellfish of all kinds. We had read that the best place for something called a "low country boil" was out on Tybee Island. So off we headed in pursuit of another of our "local delicacies". The Crab Shack did not disappoint. Unfortunately our picture taker pretty much failed us with his shot of the dinner, you still can get the gist that it is a boiled dinner of peel and eat shrimp, smoked sausage, corn on the cob, and redskins (no, we are not being politically incorrect). Note that there is a big hole the table behind the plate. Underneath that hole is a trash can that allows you just to toss your shells and other mess as you go. We greatly enjoyed our local delicacy.


The next stop after Savannah is Charleston. And then we will be going on to Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and sometime returning back to Florida.


  1. We stopped in Savannah last summer on our way up the east coast to VA. We love that city as well. Tons of history, and just plain pretty to explore.

  2. I'm guessing you are happy to be back on the road.