Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina

Thursday 2nd April 2015

First off, I just found out about this motorhome burning up.  It was parked just a couple of spots down from us In Red Bay, Alabama.  The fire started the morning after we had driven away.  Luckily no one was hurt but the camper was toast.  I guess they are still trying to figure out how it started but it burned up fast.

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That reminded me to get the camera out and take pics of all our stuff.  I now have a record of all the contents in the bins and cupboards throughout, also of receipts of big ticket items.  Sure hope we never have that kind of disaster, but at least now we are somewhat prepared to deal with insurance.


OK.  On to Savannah.  It was really crowded due to Spring Break. We could hardly cross the streets because of the congestion.  Spring Break has followed us from Texas to South Carolina.  All of March and part of April.  Guess we really need to mark all these holidays down to avoid clog ups in the future.


I really like the gutter spouts as much as the buildings.  The cotton exchange was nicely built.

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I am very carefully holding up this bridge.


This sweet shop was doing a bang up business.  I could not believe the size of these massive toffee apples.  I would call these gob stoppers.

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We stopped for some BBQ ribs at the Pink Pig. The decorations were better than the BBQ.


It was interesting to watch this game.  It’s called Bubble Soccer.  I wonder why.



I knew I was not the only one in this country to use the term “Bob’s your Uncle.”  By the way, someone asked how to see bigger pics when you get the email.  Just click on the picture and it should enlarge.  Not that many of my photos are top notch or anything.



Now we move on to Charleston, South Carolina.  It was less crowded and we had a lovely day walking the streets.  Lots of colorful houses.


I must say that after you have seen one you have seen them all. We aren’t so interested in inside tours either.  Seen plenty of that old stuff in England and Europe. Guess we are more into the great outdoors and people watching.

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We took a boat trip to Fort Sumpter as it was on our National park list.  Most of the National parks in the East seem to be connected to the Revolutionary or Civil wars. Lots of fort ruins and battlefield landmarks.  Most of the parks out west are of awe inspiring scenery.


This American Revolutionary soldier did not mind me giving him a hug. We Brits are good sports even when we lose the war.







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5 Responses to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina

  1. Monty Kirkwood says:

    Happy birthday old boy!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Merlene says:

    Lovely as always ! Love your blogs! You are certainly living your dream! Love love love you!

  3. jon says:

    How many national parks r there? How many have u seen?…jj

    • Hi Jon
      I think there 59 National Parks and over 100 National Monuments. Also many Preserves, Reserves, Seashores etc. We have visited over 40 NP and nearly that many NM so there still a few more to check out.

  4. pat clark says:

    Hi, my friends Dean, and Grace… I have soooo enjoyed your post journey, and the neat pictures, stories and all. The wedding dress story, and many more…You both look great, and believe me, we thought of you during your cold trip in the south,… It is really clearing out here… Rumors.. they are putting 32 new homes in this summer … I believe 8 in the storage by the dog park… Three are sold in that area so far…Waiting all to vacate by May1….. Paul has been doing wooden bowls, every day and has made some really pretty ones… New ideas, as he goes along… Has been a very warm spring, and hopefully our summer will not follow the “above average temp”I still will repeat what I mentioned to you both before, “What a nice nice couple”, and congrats for all the years together… Hopefully will see you again this coming season…. Thanks for the posts, and news letters…Have enjoyed them a lot… The best to you both Hugs Pat Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:51:19 +0000 To:

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