Tuesday we left the goat campground for a luxury campground near Hilton Head at Sun City where our friends Lin and Al have a home. They arranged for us to stay at the campground within the storage area of their complex. As soon as we arrived they came over and took us to their home. Had a lovely visit and dinner before returning to "our" home.
Lin picked us up around 9:30 and the 3 of us set out for a day of touring Savannah.
We took the tour trolley around town.
Got off at St. John's Catholic Church.
Went inside to see the beautiful restoration.
Back on the trolley to the riverfront. We found a restaurant that had an upstair balcony and had a lovely view of the harbor along with our meal.
Strolled along the cobblestone streets, picked up the trolley again and got back to the car. We then drove to Tybee Island.
Stopped at the lighthouse,
drove downtown along the beach.
Found this wonderful fence with flip flops to go along with our picture of cowboys boots on a fence.
On leaving the island we stopped at Pulaski Fort National Monument and walked around it and saw a film about the fort.
Back at their home we had another visit and pizza dinner. Filled them in on what to see and do on their trip this summer. And planned a kayak trip for the next day.
Thursday we did the kayak trip at Ebenezer Ga. on Ebenezer Creek, a tributary of the Savannah River. We paddled about 5 miles among huge old cypress trees.
Our wild life sitings were one alligator twice, in and out of the water. Blue herron and great white.
After we returned to our respective homes for showers and a change of clothes we met later and drove to Beaufort. Al drove us around the historic old houses,
we walked along the riverfront park
where we swung on a garden swing
then checked out the restaurant menu's before driving to Port Royal and then to Barbara Jean's where we had the best crab cake dinner.
Al came and got us this morning. Back at their house we worked with the computers for a while setting Al up with some Yahoo groups and trying to start a blog. We then headed to Hilton Head Island. Lunch at Hudson's on the waterfront of Skull Creek was seafood, what else.
A stop at Shelter Cove to see the boats and stroll around. Then a drive down to Coligny circle and a short stroll on the beach there.
I just HAD to get my feet wet. :)
We then went to Carol and Terry Casey's home in Hilton Head Plantation for wine and cheese and a wonderful visit.
Terry was my Doctor in Salem and had delivered both of Bob's boys and several of my grandchildren. They had also bought Donna's house in Salem when they downsized. Another couple came by from Salem also but we didn't know them. On the way back to Al and Lin's we toured more of the Sun City complex. After dinner we were taken back to our motorhome and said our goodbyes. We had a wonderful visit and will miss Al and Lin