Tybee Island and Historic Savannah, GA
One of my favorite books, Savannah Blues, takes place in the historic district of Savannah and Tybee Island, so these two spots were on the top of my list when we arrived in Georgia. For our visit to Tybee Island, our timing was not the best. Hurricane Matthew passed through only a few weeks earlier and they were still in recovery mode. It was also very windy that day, but we persevered and visited the historic lighthouse, the beach, and had lunch at a local seafood joint. None of it was terribly memorable, so we’ll move on quickly.
On our way back we stopped to visit Old Fort Jackson, which was built at the direction of Thomas Jefferson in 1812. The Fort is built of brick, has a moat with a bridge and is really old with a musty smell to it. It has several ancient cannons which Joel seemed to get into, especially since they fire them off daily -boys and big guns – oh brother!
The historic district of Savannah is beautiful and very interesting. We did a trolley tour, I know – super touristy and kind of nerdy – but a lot of fun! We had Arthur as our tour guide and he was very funny, personable and knowledge about the local history. I will not go into a recitation here, but trust me – take the tour! Also, Old Savannah Trolley Tours allows dogs on their tours, which we knew in advance so we brought Belle and Lulu along for the ride. We stopped at Daily Bread for lunch and their sandwiches on freshly baked bread were divine! I seriously fell in love with the historic mansions with their live oak tree shaded cobblestone streets and am planning our move – once I win the lottery 🤑 (pesky little detail).
p.s. We had swans at our KOA campground!