Today we walked streets paved with ballast stone instead of forests carpeted with pine needles. Our tour of Savannah began at the visitor center & a trolley ride. Our guide, Lillie, was fun but the plastic curtains eliminated any photo taking which was a drag. Savannah is a gorgeous city with lots of beautiful really old homes. In England, Oglethorpe laid out the city with 24 squares. The 22 remaining add to Savannah’s beauty. He planned for green space 300 years ago! Here’s what we remember from Lillie: 1. Lots of movies were filmed in & around Savannah & most of the movie stars stayed at one B & B or the other. Details not retained at all! 2. A red door means your house is mortgage free. 3. The amount of iron work around one’s home was an indicator of the owner’s wealth. 4. General Sherman did not burn Savannah. 5. The settlers liked to build big churches. 6. The girl scouts were founded in Savannah by Juliette Gordon Low.
We had a nice seafood lunch on the river at a lovely outdoor spot with the most amazing heaters! Walking around seemed more pleasurable than getting back on the trolley, so off we went to see more of old Savannah. I know I promised no photos of trees today, but really, it is impossible. I love them & they are everywhere! Photos just don’t capture the scene well. Perhaps it is the limitation of the iphone combined with my poor skill set. Wish I could provide more interesting shots. Maggie had been left in the camper, so around 3, we used her as an excuse to return to the park. It was warm enough to linger outside by a fire with wine & tea. A pleasant way to end the day. Oh, we did have a visit from a ranger wondering why we were camped in a handicap spot. Oh well, ignorance got us a great campsite!