After a delightful respite of almost two weeks between Charleston and Savannah, Tim and I are back on the road again. Thank you, Herbert, for your wonderful hospitality. Our visit with you was fabulous, and it was a perfect way to end the first three months of our trip. But, Kitty was ready to go home again, so we are heading south. Isn’t it interesting that Kitty really does consider the RV her home. She will tolerate a visit to a friend’s house or to a hotel, but she seems more content in her Kat Karrier.
Before we left Savannah, we visited Fort Pulaski National Monument. Fort Pulaski was built during the second quarter of the nineteenth century to guard the river approach to Savannah. The fort was named for Count Casimir Pulaski, the Polish hero of the American Revolution who died during the siege of Savannah in 1779.
|Inside Fort Pulaski
|The Demilune Is a Huge Triangular Piece of Land to Protect the Rear of the Fort
|A Moat Surrounds the Fort
|The Southwest Bastion
|Fort Pulaski Is Characterized by its Brick Arches
|Brick Walls Are 7-1/2 Feet Thick
|Robert E. Lee's First Assignment After Graduation from West Point
Was to Build Fort Pulaski, Including its Series of Dikes to Drain the Marsh
We said a fond farewell to Savannah and made our way to Jekyll Island State Park. Jekyll Island is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia near Brunswick. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia and boasts a remarkable historic district from the Gilded Age. We’ll explore Jekyll tomorrow.
|Christmas Is Alive and Well at Jekyll Island