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Mush & Alga's Adventure: 30 day RV trip: Historic Savannah and Tybee Island, GA
10-27-2007
Savannah is awesome with all the city squares and the beautiful architecture that survived the Civil War. We stayed at an RV park on Tybee Island where there was a cool lighthouse with a fort.

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Tybee Island, GAWednesday, August 29, 2012
Since we love the water we set up camp (RV style) at the River's End RV Campground on Tybee Island, GA.  This was home base for all of our adventures around the Savannah area.  The RV park is very close to the Tybee Island Lighthouse and of course we visited and climbed to the top of the lighthouse for some great views.  The light at the top of the lighthouse was really cool to see.  There are a few buildings on the grounds and the Head Keeper's Cottage was open for viewing.  After a visit you can really appreciate all the modern conveniences like stoves and refrigerators!  In the past a lot of time was spent on things we take for granted today.  The Tybee Lighthouse Museum is inside the Battery Brumby (part of Fort Screven) that sits beside the lighthouse.  The lighthouse today is the fourth version, we have photos showing the last three versions.

Tybee Island is not very big but there are lots if nice beach houses and boats.  Lots of  Savannah folks play here.  We spent Halloween night with the local kids and it was lots of fun.  Halloween is our favorite holiday and seeing kids dressed up is great fun.  All over Savannah they have ghost tours and we think with their past history there are probably lots of ghosts!


River's End RV Campground Tybee Island, GAWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Nice RV park!  This was home base for all our adventures around Savannah.

Battery Brumby, Fort ScrevenWednesday, August 29, 2012

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View of the Battery from the lighthouse.

Head Keeper's Cottage Tybee Island, GAWednesday, August 29, 2012

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I had an aunt that cooked on a stove similar to this one.

Tybee Island Lighthouse 3Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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The light is awesome.

Tybee Island Lighthouse 2Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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The lighthouse changed many times over the years.  Photo from 1896.

Tybee Island Lighthouse 1Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Long way up!

Tybee Island - Halloween NightWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Spooky trick or treaters.  Halloween night in the neighborhood.

Tybee Island, GA 2Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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This is a great sign for the police department.

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Great beach house.

Savannah Historic DistrictWednesday, August 29, 2012
We fell in love with the historic district in Savannah, GA,  that is built around lovely, peaceful squares (22 of them). There are many beautiful homes in Savannah that are well preserved and have beautiful iron work that is awesome...so detailed.  There are also many beautiful churches, we have exterior photos of the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, no interior photos.  The founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, lived in Savannah and the original headquarters of the Girl Scouts is located there as well.  The Colonial Cemetery is one of Savannah's most beautiful restorations.  Among those buried there are Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. More than 700 victims of the 1820 Yellow Fever epidemic are buried in the cemetery as well as many victims of Savannah's tragic dueling era. During war many headstones were broken off their foundations and no one knows where they belonged so they are lined up along the outer walls out of respect for the dead.

Alan loves all things pirate so The Pirate's House was a fun place to visit.  Since it opened in 1753, it has been an inn for sailors as it is a block from the river but it quickly became a pirate hangout --- you can imagine how rowdy it was!  Today it is a restaurant but you can sense the history when you enter the building.

The Savannah College of Art and Design - Eichberg Hall - used to house railroad offices and an outbound freight warehouse.  It is now used as one of the college campuses for the Art and Design College.  It is a cool building to visit.

The Savannah Riverfront feels old and new at the same time.  In the past there were pirates, smugglers, and travelers all passing through the ports of Savannah.  Later came the cotton barons as Savannah became the Queen of the cotton industry.  Today on the riverfront there is shopping, restaurants, bars, and boats of all sizes that travel the river.  Alan tried to hitch a ride on a cargo ship but they just ignored him!  We had a great time and Savannah is worthy of another visit and you can't see it all in a day.

Savannah College of Art & DesignWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Alan is ready to explore the Eichberg Hall aka Savannah College of Art & Design that once housed railroad offices and an outbound freight warehouse. The College of Art & Design rehabilitated the building to become part of the college.

Savannah Riverfront BoatsWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Alan still trying to catch a ride on the cargo ship!

Savannah Riverfront Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Photos of the historic Savannah Waterfront.

The Pirate's House - InteriorWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Alan enjoyed the pirate motif --- real pirates used to hang out here!

The Pirate's House - ExteriorWednesday, August 29, 2012

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The Pirate's House was a fun place to visit.  It was established in 1753 as a tavern and inn and many a sailor got drunk here.

Wesley Monumental United Methodist ChurchWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church of Savannah, GA.

Iron Work in Savannah, GAWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Alga showing off the iron work in historic Savannah.

Juliette Low's House & Girl Scout HeadquartersWednesday, August 29, 2012

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Very First Girl Scout Headquarters!

Colonial Park Cemetery 2Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Alan, reading the old headstones that were broken off their foundations......they don't know where they go so they line them along the walls of the cemetery.

Colonial Park Cemetery 1Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Images from Colonial Park Cemetery in Savannah, GA.  So much history buried here.

Savannah, GA 5Monday, August 27, 2012

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Statue and the cannon on one of the squares.

Savannah, GA 4Monday, August 27, 2012

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Small fountain in one of the squares.

Savannah, GA 3Monday, August 27, 2012

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Look at all the round porches on this home.

Savannah, GA 2Monday, August 27, 2012

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Such a lovely scene on this square.

Savannah, GA 1Monday, August 27, 2012

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One of the many churches in the historic district.

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