Bill didn't have to work today. He is doing repairs on shower units at a half way house and can only do half the showers at a time - otherwise the residents would not be happy! Since the repairs have to set up for a day, it meant that Tuesday was an off day for him. He will do the other half tomorrow and then we will have to come home on Thursday.
Since he didn't have any commitments, we took
our time getting up then got ready to go out. We stopped for our
complimentary breakfast and then took off. He had never been out to
Tybee Island, so that is what he wanted to do. It is a 20 minute or so
drive out to the island. We drove around a little, then parked by the
pier and walked out to enjoy the ocean view. The pier has a huge gazebo
that was built for the 96 Olympics and the area is well maintained. It
was sunny, but very windy. The rain came and went all day, so we
lucked out having sun while we were out on the beach. The beach here is
nice, but not like St. Augustine. The sand is not the nice white stuff
we are used to. We were surprised that the beach was as busy as it was
with the rain threat.
We then drove around to the
other end of the island to see the lighthouse. It is not open on
Tuesdays, so we just drove by. Then we headed back toward the
mainland. We had decided on the way out that we would stop at Fort
Pulaski and we were really glad we did. It is a civil war fort that
only saw one battle - which the Union won. It was really very
interesting and we had a couple of great guides that made it better.
the way back to Savannah, we stopped and got a light lunch. By then it
was 1:30 and we wanted to go out to dinner, but we needed a little
something to tide us over! Once back to the Marriott, we rested, read,
watched TV, napped - all that hard stuff!
we went to Corleone's, an Italian place downtown. It was good. Then
it was back to the hotel to settle in for the night. We had a great day.