Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 1 Savannah, Georgia

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Arrived in Savannah, Ga early afternoon. Savannah has an old South look and feel with the historic antebellum homes. The drive downtown has oak trees with Spanish moss hanging from trees.

This is Wormsloe St in historic downtown Savannah.

Cathedral of St John the Baptist is the most popular visitor spot in Savannah. Dash Cam photo.
Tybee Island is just Southeast of downtown Savannah and since Paula Deen's restaurant was filming a TV production, I chose to go to Uncle Bubba's (Paula's brother) that has similar menu                  .

Day 2  Pooler, Georgia

Wednesday, 28th, November 2012

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum- garden side entrance.

 Upon arrival visitors step into the awesome expanse of the rotunda, with it's soaring ceiling.
 The imposing bronze statues with flags of all Bomber Groups of Mighty Eighth Air Force on display

The B-17 "Flying Fortress" and the B-24 are exhibited with many of the Bomber Group's personal clothing and gear on display.
TSgt Matthew P. Gewain, Jr., Flight Engineer and Top Turret Gunner
Group/Squadron: 453rd Bomb Group, 732nd Bomb Squadron, 389th BG and 265th BS. AAF 114
Flew 26 lead crew missions. Shot down twice to forced landings in Belgium.

December 28, 1944  Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne Capt Love and his crew (including Matt Gewain) lead the entire 8th Air Force with 2,300 B-24 bombers of the 453rd BG on a mission to Germany.
As a typical mission, 700 planes ( 7,000 crew) were lost in the battle.  Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to Captain Love and his crew.

Day 3  Savannah

Thursday, 29th November 2012

Savannah Wildlife Refuge

Two Ibis feeding along a pool of water in Savannah Wildlife Refuge

A bashful Heron did not want his picture taken.

 Dash Cam in the motorhome showing a horse and wagon giving tours.

Wisteria Vines in full bloom late November in downtown Savannah. Ga.

This concludes my three days of touring Savannah, Ga. Now I have a six hour drive home.

Next- January 2013 Quartsite, Arizona

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 1 Atlantic Coast Tour- Friday November 2nd - Charleston, SC

Arrived in Charleston, SC (about a four hour drive) staying at James Island County RVPark in Charleston, SC. A very nice 700 acre park used by residents of the city for ball games, boating and family get togethers.  84 degrees Sunny and little wind.

First stop, downtown Charleston to see waterfront and layout of the city.
In Charleston, what I would call a porch is called a Piazza, looks like a porch to me.

Next stop was the Magnolia Plantation with it's Natural landscape and bridges.

Beautiful waterscapes with all of natures beauty.. including ........
Alligator, 15 foot long, sunning itself along the path we walk on. We were six feet away from him.
Next we went downtown to the French Quarters district of Charleston to have a nice lunch.
We walked on the Battery along Ashley River overlooking Fort Sumter in the distance.
Many battles have been fought here from Revolutionary War to Civil War and even German submarines have been seen here during WWII in the 1940's.
 In Battery Park, Charleston, overlooking Fort Sumter, a statue to Confederate Defenders
William Moultrie was a general in Civil War and later 35th governor of South Carolina.

Three days in Charleston and I drove South to Kissimmee, Florida for the Roadtrek Rally.