The fort/house walls Tabby has held up well A very happy Maggie
The first giant sloth remains found outside of South America were found in? You guessed it! Skidaway Island in 1822. it was such an amazing discovery that the Smithsonian snapped it up & the Skidaway nature center is left with a replica of one found in Florida. No fair! impressive skeleton at any rate.
Does anyone remember that Georgia was founded by a group of "trustees" (wealthy men) from England who wanted to create a Utopian experiment? Their idea was to give 500 acres to the average Englishman & let equality reign. No upper class & absolutely no slaves! Oglethorpe was the only one of the gentlemen to ever set foot in Georgia. The group did not flourish as hoped (lots of rum drinking?) & the pressure for slaves intensified. After less than 15 years, the trustees gave up, gave the colony to the crown & the settlers got their slaves....................
On a happier note, we visited Wormsloe, the longest family owned & occupied plantation in Savannah.
The old house made of tabby (oyster shell cement) is in ruins but there are really beautiful trails & several avenues of ancient live oaks.
Tomorrow we hit the big city. it is supposed to be 60 with some sun. Hard to figure, it is rainy now........
At least the pictures will be different. I'll try to spare you the trees. I am trying to figure out how to add text to the photos so you might know what they are. So far, I can add the text to the blog, but not sure how you will view it. Let me know, please.