Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Aug 28th - A Little Sightseeing

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.

On 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! 

For dinner, 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. 

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