Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 16 & 17 - Savannah

For the first time since the Jersey shores we were  finally at the ocean again. Before driving towards Savannah we decided to take a quick stop at Folly beach outside Charleston. The beach was gorgeous with almost chalk white sand and old wooden wave breakers. This far south the tourist season is in the winter because of the heat so we had the beach almost all to ourselves. The sun was scorching so after an hour and a half we decided it was enough sun for now. You don't wanna mess up the tan this early!

We arrived in Savannah early afternoon and immediately you are struck by it's beauty. 18th century houses surrounded by trees covered with spanish moss. Spanish moss is neither spanish or a moss but whatever it is it  makes a great party beard. I was however warned the day after this photo was taken not to touch it if you see it lying around. Apparently tiny red bugs live in it and they like to bite whoever picks it up. I was lucky this time. Another great feature in Savannah is that you are allowed to buy beer in the pubs in plastic glasses and walk around with them. We bought ourselves a nice cold one and walked around in the historic district and down on river street. This city is truly one of Americas most beautiful! A word I cant seem to use enough when it comes to the old south.

We only had the one night so after enjoying the nightlife in Savannah for awhile we called it an early night and went back to our luxurious stay at the Four points by Sheraton. We ordered breakfast to the room so we could get an early start the next day. We took a horse carriage tour of the old district and it was amazing! The old district is built up around small parks in a square grid that were originally designed to make the town easy to defend in war. The point being if the alarm went off each citizen would meet up in their designated park and defend it. As the years passed by the squares were ornamented with trees and statues and today the add to the splendor of the historic district.



You'll have to forgive my rather short posts at the moment but we just don't have the time. This trip is just way to amazing in every way. I try to make up for it with pictures as you know they say more than a thousand words. After seeing both Charleston and Savannah I can only add that we are falling deeply in love with the south!

3 comments:

  1. Svenne trädkramareJuly 13, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Den spanska mossan påminner om den skägglav vi har i träden runt Arvidsjaur. Skägglaven finns bara i områden med extremt låga halter av luftföroreningar. Gäller det även Spanish moss?

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  2. Precis så Svenne :) Mimmi hälsar att du måste gå bakåt i bloggen ända till New York Om du inte har gjort det

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  3. Svenne trädkramareJuly 17, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Jag har läst rubbet. En verklig hit med en reseblogg! Roligt att få damma av mitt gamla lexikon...

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