Saturday, April 11, 2015

Savannah

Savannah, Georgia, is a smallish city just an hour and a half north of the Florida/Georgia border. It dates back to 1733. Savannah has atmosphere big time: live oaks dripping with Spanish moss; lots of cobble streets and brick sidewalks; architectural details galore.

We are in Savannah to ride our road bikes. But first, we get to enjoy some time by ourselves. Walking the historic district for hours. Having breakfast in a Creole restaurant on the riverfront of the old historic port. Going to the Saturday farmers' market in Forsyth Park. Exploring SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) which has expanded into scores of buildings throughout the historic area--even into an old theater downtown.

We are staying in a very comfortable condo on River Street. When we do a bicycle road trip to an interesting city or locale, renting a home, condo, or apartment is much more appealing than staying in the usual hotel or bed and breakfast. By using a service like Airbnb or HomeAway you can find some wonderful places. Our selection for this trip is a condo located in a converted cotton warehouse originally built in the very early 1800s. Exposed brick and mortar. Beautiful decor. There's a nice balcony overlooking the river for sipping coffee and watching the cargo ships and tourist boats chug by. Not to mention, our own washer and dryer, a big screen TV for Al, and great WiFi for me!

Tomorrow we ride through Savannah then north into South Carolina.
Bikes in the condo's front hall.
The kitchen (foreground) and living room.
How's this for a headboard?




Cobbles of the River Street area.

Forsyth Park

Fountain in Forsyth Park

Historic cemetery re-purposed as a wonderful city park.

Some late-blooming azaleas.

One of the many squares in the historic area.
Watching a container ship from the condo balcony.

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