Title because of my last Blog being "A ride through Savannah" and realized that there was only one picture of the town! Well, honestly I did not feel like changing anything… so here we are. This Blog is a time consuming affair! I love writing it, generally with my first cup of coffee at around 5am… the mind is fresh… clear most of the time. No lie, even though it is evening right now! Life is full of exceptions. It is a free form software that I use, each picture is sized and is positioned to my liking or mood for that day. Only some changes will happen throughout the banner in a few weeks when we are ready to sell some T Shirts… with "the" picture of Spirit on it, and some mouse pads… Talking about Spirit, we went to the dog run again, fenced dog run, and for the first time their were other dogs playing also. I was a bit hesitant, worried more about the other dogs than Spirit’s behavior… but as you can see… all went well.
I think some of those pictures are hysterical. Spirit so determined to play and catch up with the little dog who seems… only seems… to be running for his Life! Spirit as I am finding out when playing with others, is real gentle with the smaller ones, more playful with the larger ones. When back in Atlanta and playing with Scooter (remember Scooter with also a helmet and Doggles on?), John, his owner, was amazed how gentle Spirit was. Finally more dogs came in… they finally pinned him down to the ground!
Everyday around 4pm the same, more or less, group of dog owners show up at the run. We are going to try to make it as often as possible. Spirit has been sleeping real well since we started going there. So yes… you might see more pictures! What faces!!!
So mother is more into Malls than sightseeing. Compared to the stores in Munich, these are giants here and she can never get over the variety offered. The Euro is strong right now… who can blame her. So we found the Mall, one Mall anyhow, the furthest one, next time it will be another one! I dropped her off as I don’t do too well in women’s garments sections, and we ourselves took off for Savannah’s Historical District. With 18 Parks and 24 square blocks, the fun was to take pictures, many pictures.
This one was ready for Valentine…
There is much renovation going on, many homes are for sale also, there is generally a sign next to the entry door with the date of when the house was built. Many students live here as some of the larger homes have been renovated into little studios. Parking? 75 cents an hour.
These are not vast empty spaces, I spend some time chatting with a mail lady, there is always something going on and the neighborhood never slows down. This is not "desert" or "national forest"… but it was fun I have to admit playing with the camera. We would not survive here, not too long anyhow, but for now, we are enjoying it.
Hard to get lost within the 24 squares that make up this Historical area, except that after a while I started wondering which park was which! The one we stopped must have been the popular one… some interesting characters where, lets say, playing their role?… including myself and Spirit.
The guitar player is the only one I talked to. I always feel for homeless people as ourselves are never too far from being true homeless in the sense of only having a street as a home versus a roof which we are managing to move around. No one is really too far from being a true homeless… I am not trying to be dramatic, it is the reality of Life, agree or not. Savannah being the first Colonial and State Capital of Georgia, it’s architecture and history are Internationally known, as it’s reputation for Southern Charm and Hospitality. The City’s former promotional name was "Hostess City of the South", a phrase still used by the City government. In November 1732, the first ship "Anne" sailed from Britain, on February 12th 1733 General James Oglethorpe and his settlers landed at Yamacraw Bluff and because of the friendship between the Native American Indians, Yamacraws, and Oglethorpe, Savannah was able to flourish unhindered by the warfare that marked the start of many American Colonies. Reason for such historical landmarks, we also checked out a bit of the waterfront, but the pictures where mainly taken on Jones street.
We are going to St Simon Island Saturday, one of many day trips we are planning, including Charleston… north, south… it is an area filled with History and interesting landscape. Till then…
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