This is one of our favorite cities on the east coast and being able to camp 25 minutes from town makes it irresistible.We stay in Skidaway Island State Park. The campground is tucked into a beautiful Live Oak hammock near hiking/biking trails.
We have visited Savannah numerous times but this visit was special. Pat’s sister Doty and her partner Carroll meet up with us during their first trip in their new camper. We had a blast exploring the area.
On Tybee Island
Hiking Skidaway Island
The Savannah Music Festival was happening during our stay so we spent a few days wandering downtown and attending a few performances. The festival is international in scope including a wide range of genres. We listened to African music, Jazz, Fado and attended a shadow puppet performance.Derek Gripper of South Africa
Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem (Todd Sickafoose, Niles Cline and Jim Black)Etienne Charles performing his Gullah Roots suite.
Savannah is both beautiful and historical. The city is laid out as a grid with public squares interspersed. The squares began their lives as areas for grazing livestock. Today they feature gardens and monuments.
This is an old city which oozes history.
From this balcony General Lafayette addressed the citizens of Savannah in 1825. This cemetery contains the remains of a signer of our Declaration of Independence and numerous veterans of the Revolutionary War.
The Owens-Thomas House
Savannah is also a great restaurant town. One of our favorites is The Grey, housed in a former Greyhound Bus Station. We had the oyster stew and the “Blue Plate Special”.
Photos courtesy of Carroll
We just liked the sign.The former A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory
A couple of miles from the campground you will find the Pinpoint Heritage Museum. The museum is located on the site of a former oyster and crab factory, the main employer in the Pinpoint community for 60 years. The community is made up of Gullah/Grechee people, the direct descendants of slaves brought here from Central and West Africa. After emancipation these former slaves were able to purchase the land on Pinpoint and approximately 90% of the land is still owned by their descendants. It’s a fascinating history and well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
We spent our last evening @ camp visiting with a couple whose blog we follow. Laurel and Eric were visiting the area and we made plans to meet for dinner. It was great to finally meet someone whose blog has helped plan many of our trips. We had a fun time but forgot to take a photo. Here is a link to their blog.
8 thoughts on “Savannah”
Looks like you had some fun with Doty & Carroll! Onward …….
Oh, how fun to see your wonderful photos of one of our new favorite places! We reluctantly left Savannah today—we’ll return, for sure. And next time, we’ll do the music festival, thanks to your recommendation.
We enjoyed so much getting together with you and sharing those delicious yam and black bean tacos. We look forward to our paths crossing again in our travels.
Love your blog! Thanks for sending.
Hello Pat and Shelly! We made it home about a week ago (though not exactly ready for the weather that greeted us). We mosied back up the west coast and spent time in the Panhandle. We often talk of our good fortune of meeting you two and have enjoyed reading all about your adventures. Next winter we’re heading down to south Texas and hope to roam all around the south and a maybe a bit to the west. We would love to hear of any specific locations we should check out. We enjoyed hearing of your Savannah trip almost as much as when we were there. Happy trails to you both!
Please tell Doty that Rodney and I said HELLO!!! We love Savannah. The Crab Shack on Tybee Island is delicious. Also visit Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah. Yummy!!!! We found a great Greek restaurant along the waterfront in Savannah. Ate there twice in one weekend. HAVE FUN!!!
Hi Shelly and Pat… I wanted to thank you for including me in your travelogue… The sights, sounds and descriptions make me feel like I am there with you both..
So glad you are truly enjoying our great country and all it has to offer..
Be safe and hopefully see you on you next trip out to LA..
Marvin, Lorraine and Molly..
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Loved your beautiful pictures makes me jealous we didn’t stop by again on our adventure home. Savannah is one of our favorite stops and your pictures prove why. Keep up the great work on the blog. You should consider finding a publisher would make a great coffee table book!
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Thank you for your kind words.