After leaving Helen Charlotte was looking in the AAA book again and was reading about a town not too far from Helen it was called Blairsville Georgia so we headed that way. It was another beautiful drive so far all we have seen of this state is beautiful. As we pulled into town and I do not know why but I turned left off the main road and after about a block I noticed my last name on a building it was called Harbin Dry Cleaners. It was a weekend and it was not open so we went on into town and looked around. After eating lunch we headed for Savannah Georgia again I just can’t say enough about the drive, people who fly everywhere just don’t know what they are missing. We drove the rest of the afternoon until we reached Savannah, we found us a motel checked in It was Sunday night so we found a little Baptist church that had Sunday night services and we went to church.
The next morning we headed down town to the water front, I found a parking spot a cross from what I thought was the last street you could get to before we reached the water, Wrong after walking and going down some steep steps there was another street with all kinds of parking right by the water. O well I guess I needed the exercise but my feet started killing me, so I would set and watch Charlotte as she walked around, then she would come back where I was at and we would walk down the street a block or so and I would find another place to set and watch her, we did this most of the morning. Down town was starting to get pretty busy by now so we drove around sight seeing, I would find a place to pull over and park while Charlotte would get out and look around. We decided we would like to eat at Lady and Sons for lunch this is Paula Dean’s restaurant, we had to park several blocks away and walk to the restaurant but we figured we were early enough that there should not be a long line. Wrong again we went up to the hostess to get our name on the list, she told us it would be a couple of hours wait, we were about to say never mind when she said would you mind setting at the bar and we said no we did not mind so they seated us right away. We went up stairs to the third floor for that was where the bar was; thank goodness they had an elevator, after getting up there and seated the bar tender ask what we would like to drink and we both said diet cokes for neither one of us drink alcohol. Then he asked if we wanted the buffet and he told us where it was, Man that was good food and deserts, I guarantee the food is not for people on a diet or for a diabetic and I am a type II but I had it any way it was great eating.
After lunch we drove out to Tybee Island for my wife loves to put her feet in the ocean and walk on the beach, we drove all over town but could not find a parking spot so we drove to the Tybee Island light house I let her out to take some pictures while I drove around then came back and picked her up. After that we decided to go to the Tybee Island Museum for we love history and around here there is a lot of old history. It was so neat to be able to go inside the fortress and see the big canons and where the men lived and how crude their living quarters were, and to see where cannon balls had come in and hit the walls.
- First Trip after Retirement (harbin77.wordpress.com)