Sunday, March 20, 2016

Savannah, GA Mar 16-19, 2016

We reserved our campsite at Savannah Oaks RV Resort, but we weren't even thinking about St Patricks Day.  Apparently, it's the 2nd largest parade in the USA.  New York is #1.  We were lucky to get a place to stay! 
Savannah is a beautiful city with some of the most gorgeous architecture we have seen.  Many of the Savannah mansions have been converted into museums, restaurants and inns.  

We had a pretty nice spot at Savannah Oaks RV.  The Oak Trees were draped over the RV with the Spanish Moss hanging from the branches

The St Patricks Parade was a very big deal here.  More than 300,000 people attended.  It was a lot of fun visiting the city during this celebration.

There was no lack of vendors selling their Irish-Themed goods

Savannah is comprised of 22 open squares surrounded by historical homes and local boutiques.  This is the fountain at the largest square.  It's Forsyth Park.  

Another Savannah Square

We visited the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.  It's not the oldest, but it's the largest at 160 acres.

We had dinner with Rachel (Ken & Ruth's daughter).  She also took us on a walk around the city and into Forsyth Park.  It was nice to see her again.  Rachel is attending Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).  The campus includes 67 buildings in Savannah.  Many are on the squares of Savannah, which are laden with monuments and live oaks  

We went on a kayak ride on a fork of the Ogeechee River.  It's a blackwater river, which is a slow moving channel flowing through forrested swamps or wetlands.  Luckily, we didn't see any alligators or snakes...Linda wouldn't have been too happy...

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