21 Jul Savannah, GA Summer Vacation Part II
I thought I would add to the previous post from Tuesday, Savannah GA Summer Vacation PT 1, and tell you more about our trip and our visit to Tybee Island. Yes, the beach!! We spent 2 days at the beach, as we love the combination of beach, history and exploring the area.
Officially renamed “Savannah Beach” in a publicity move at the end of the 1950s, the city of Tybee Island has since reverted to its original name. (The name “Savannah Beach” nevertheless appears on official state maps as far back as 1952 and as recently as the mid-1970s.) The small island, which has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah, has become a popular vacation spot with tourists from outside the Savannah metropolitan area.**wikipedia
We would make our first stop at TYBEAN coffee, a great little shack styled coffeeshop with outdoor picnic tables and any style coffee you would want. Yes, they put Starbucks to shame! I love a good cappachino and hubby is one for more frozen concoctions, so we each enjoyed some coffee before heading to the beach for the day. Little beach shops were fun to pop into, and I bought Gibson a plaid bow-tie.
We finally after all of these years, have a nice set-up with canope, beach chairs and towels if we choose to lay out. I enjoyed reading, Daja Dead, on my Kindle, by Kathy Reichs ( Bones fame). I enjoy mysteries and forensics. Anyhow, the beach is quiet, without being too quiet, and quite natural. I love that it is not commercial and built up, and reminds me of Kiawaa Island in SC. The beach is not dog friendly, and my pups run away from the tide anyway, plus it is too hot to take them. They stayed in the air conditioned room.
A crowd of people gathered in the water, as we could see a fin pop out, viewing a school of dolphins close to shore.
Wore my hair up in an up-do or chignon the whole time on vacation, as it was too hot to do otherwise! My Zara tunic/coverup also came in handy. I switched between this and the Rose Fulbright beach robe.
My brother, last year would text me pictures of “Morning Margaritas” so now it was my turn! We enjoyed a margarita on the beach and later the next day would go to AJs a local hangout for a view of the ocean, lunch and some watermellon martinis. Lots of fun! I love to see outside and have lunch with a view.
We did go back to walk to Riverwalk the night before we were to leave to have a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset.
On the very last day, we decided to visit the historical landmark, the Bonaventure Cemetary. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I find it fascinating. For any jazz fans and lyricists out there, we visited Johnny Mercer’s plot; there was a bench with his signature and many of his songs, such as “Autumn Leaves” , “Accentuate the Positive,” “Too Marvelous for Words” among others. I have seen stones as old as the 1500-1600 in Charleston, here the oldest I came across was 1799, but we only saw a portion of the place.
For more pictures of our trip, follow me on INSTAGRAM. We had a great time. Savannah, GA is a place I highly recommend. As I mentioned, we went there 10 yrs ago and this was before I was diagnosed and my pain was not controlled. We decided to replace those memories with better memories from this trip. And we succeeded.
Have a great weekend!