We had headed south looking for Spring and I believe that we may have found something close enough in Savannah, Georgia. By mid-morning, it has been above 60°F and sunny. That is shirt sleeve for us (unlike some others bundled up with gloves, scarfs and hats. I apologize for the number of pictures but we have been pretty busy. There were quite a few bikes running around Savannah, mostly groups of large, loud cruisers trailered in for the sunny weather.
First stop was the railroad museum in downtown Savannah behind the visitors center. There is quite a selection of engines but they are slowly being restored and not all of the run. We did take a short ride through the grounds pulled by the third one from the left. The power plant is the ornate building below.
The second stop was the museum next to the visitors center. This is a single cylinder, front-engine, rear chain drive buggy. It is a 1902 Crestmobile according to the sign. We walked around town during the afternoon then took a "Paula Deen" streetcar tour which ended with dinner at her restaurant The Lady and Sons.
The food was pretty tasty but probably pretty high calorie as well. To me. the best items were the collard greens, cabbage and the mac & cheese. The fried chicken had good flavor but was over cooked. The streets were really crowded since there was a 5K race taking place and many of the streets were blocked off. The picture below shows the green water in all of the fountains in preparation for St. Patricks day.
Today, while walking around Savannah, we passed a Vespa dealer which has a very familiar looking sidecar mounted to a Vespa. The one improvement is the trunk opening from the rear. Bridget spotted it in the garage before I did. After lunch, we headed towards the coast to Tybee Island. The first stop was the lighthouse.
It was 178 steps to the top of the lighthouse and the view was worth the climb. I took some pano shots but don't have the software with me to make them. the next photo is looking into the bulb and lens housing.
The next couple of shots are from Tybee pier located near our hotel. There was a St. Patricks Day parade going on so we really couldn't drive anywhere after making it to the hotel. The main street running through town and all of the side streets were blocked off for a few hours. it was a wonderful walk and, as you may notice, no snow and ice.
Just a shot of the sand between the dunes and the ocean. The next photo was taken from the top of the lighthouse. I'm too lazy to re-arrange all of the pictures in this post to get it in the right order. This is the view looking south towards town.
This is looking north from Tybee Pier. Not many people on the beach though there were a few hardy surfers out in the water.
Tomorrow, we start heading north again for Philadelphia for our flight on Wednesday.