Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday with friends

Lewis enjoys  lounging in front of the fan...its hot here today
Its very warm and humid, so we decided to just take it easy today.  Well, I took it easy, Dave "fiddled around" doing things he never seemed to have time to take care of.  He's enjoying the no pressure life style.

these crooked shades have annoyed us for years

Cindy and Norm Kraft called and made plans to stop for a visit on their way back to Webster.  They've been at their place in Venice, Fl. since Easter, I think, and its time to head home.
Is this them?
Yep, thats Cindy!

An aside...

This blog is helping me (us) to remember to take time, to "smell the roses".

It also reminds us, daily, of how lucky we are to be able to enjoy life's small pleasures, and how many good friends we really have.

Life is good

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Good bye Georgia, Hello Florida!

We left Skidaway Island State Park this morning and arrived at North Beach Camp Resort on Vilano Beach  about 4 p.m.  Vilano Beach is a spit north of St. Augustine on the east coast of Florida.  We've been here before and always enjoy our time.  The campground is a private one, expensive and more people about, but the sites are nice, secluded, and the best part is the ocean is right across the street!

 Dogs are allowed on this beach, unusual for Florida.  Its the first time we'll be here without our sweet Rose and I'm feeling a little blue. How she loved the beach...  The shore birds, however, will  breathe a sigh of relief.

sweet Miss Rose in better days

We set up quickly (we're pros at this by now) and settled down to relax and beach it for the next two weeks.  Thats all for now folks.....
Caprese burgers for dinner at North Beach Camp Resort

The other plus about this campground is that it sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the intracoastal waterway.  On  both shores are knock-out restaurants within an easy stroll!  Not bad.

By the way, if you click on any picture, you should be able to make it bigger.  At least that is what is supposed to happen.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday in Savannah

We spent the day walking around Savannah.  But first we enjoyed  tappas and drinks on the rooftop bar of the Bohemian Hotel.  Thus fortified we dove into the historic district with great enthusiasm!

Let me say, upfront, we did not eat at Paula Deen's restaurant, but here's a picture for all who've asked me that question.....
"The Lady and Son's"

I don't have the words to describe what we saw on our 4 hour walk.   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, or is it a thousand pictures........

unusual palm


three doors

Originally the showroom for Henry Ford's Model T's

Smelling the flowers again!  (Confederate jasmine)


So much still to do and see, we'll definitely be back.  Maybe a Segway tour next time???

Patterns everywhere....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

We're back....

Dave completed the (evidently) required air card update this morning with a few simple key strokes and a mea maxima culpa, and we're back up and running!

Yesterday we took an on/off trolley tour of Savannah and as we sat by the river eating our shrimp po'boys, we decided to return Friday and really take time to see this seductive city slowly and on foot.  The sights were coming at us too fast and the place is just too special to skim over.

Often during the day, my thoughts turned to memories of a younger Jesse.  As we passed street after lane after leafy, green square filled with such a diversity of architecture, such a wide timeline of styles I thought of how he would have loved the detail and history of this place.   I think his early love has lead him to just the right career path
hand made (slave hands) brick

Thursday at the beach

Today, Thursday, we drove to Tybee Island in search of a beach.  We found one, but it isn't really our kind of beach.  It was crowded, and quite "honky tonk" but was very wide so walking in the surf was easy without having to dodge too many frisbies and kites.

beached jelly fish
under the fishing pier

What we liked about the beach, though was that it was right at the mouth of the Savannah River and we were able to watch many huge cargo ships heading from China (probably!) into the River and then up to the Port of Savannah.  

We had a nice time, enjoyed the beautiful weather and sand between our toes again.  We headed home late in the afternoon and when we pulled into our site, this is what we saw in the windshield of Beluga....
can you see Sasha laying on the dashboard, waiting......
Sasha thanks Dave for carpeting the dashboard, makes her time there much more comfortable.

We finished up our day at a good local restaurant, big windows on the marsh and the incoming tide.   Low Country boil,  Mmmmm.

At the end of the day, its all feet.....