We spent a few weeks in Florida resting and catching up with family, and A spent most of her time in the pool (adding a new favorite word to her rapidly growing vocabulary). Betina needed some cleaning and maintenance work, which we were able to get done thanks to my Pops! We also decided to tint her windows to both reduce the heat inside the trailer and to give us some privacy without sacrificing her simplistic style on the inside. Definitely wish we did that sooner.
Savannah has to be one of my favorite places in the country. Optimal size for walking around, friendly people, great food, a close-by beach, beautiful (and varied) architecture (and famous for beautiful iron work).. I could ramble on. Savannah is Georgia's oldest city, beautifully draped in Spanish moss, cloaked in ghost stories.
We stayed about 20 minutes outside of Savannah at a farm, opting to do the RV park thing for the sake of having electric hookups, and thus have a/c. And it was a good decision, because it all swampy, southern hot on us. A loved the pool there, too, liked visiting the horses and chasing after all of the cats.
As we were walking around one day, we stumbled on a place with an Airstream logo, aptly named Treylor Park. A sign from the universe that we must go in and have a drink! If you find yourself in Savannah, and you are remotely thirsty or hungry, check this place out. Great drinks, great food, friendly people, and a gaggle of Airstream decor (including a mini-but-functional Airstream beer cooler).
We often use A's naptime to do a bit of a driving tour of the city. This time, we drove to Bonaventure Cemetery to check it out. Bonaventure Cemetery is pretty famous as the setting of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Another fact, particularly or all you Californians: John Muir began his Thousand Mile Walk to Florida in 1867 and spent six nights sleeping upon graves in Bonaventure cemetery. It was the cheapest and safest accommodation he could find while he awaited a money from home. He wrote a whole chapter on it, called "Camping in the Tombs." No thanks.
With the weather forecast to cross the 90-degree mar on our last day, we opted for a beach day and packed up the car to make the short drive to Tybee Island (after a little Hilton Head/ Tybee debate, Tybee won). Tybee was a great choice: A freaked over the beach, we could barely pull her away, and we indulged ourselves in a tourist-trap-but-still-delicious amount of Crab at the Crab Shack. All of Tybee probably told us about how Adam Sandler and David Spade were hanging out there the day before. Guess we were a day late!
We crammed a lot into a short amount of time in Savannah, but we were feeling the road calling us... particularly the North, which promised cooler times and actual enjoyment of the outdoors.