First Impressions of Savannah

February 7, 2016

It’s hard to believe we’ve already been here for two months. At the moment, we’re still camping out at Lydia and Don’s. One of these days I’ll get over my delight at being able to walk down the hall (instead of hiking up the dock) to take a shower. Ahh, the luxuries of living on land. Not only are we living on land but we also bought a car. What’s next? A house? Okay, let’s not get carried away. But I must say that it’s been kind of fun having a car again.

I’m also really enjoying my job at Savannah College of Art and Design. On warm days I can wander around the picturesque squares on my lunch hour and gawk at all the pretty houses. Sometimes, Rich even comes and meets me for lunch. Something we never could’ve done in New York.

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Last month we celebrated Rich’s mom Lydia’s 75th birthday. All of her sons were in town for the big day. We had a great time staying out at Tybee Island for the weekend and enjoying some of Savannah’s best food at Elizabeth’s on 37th. Here’s the birthday girl with Rich, Chris, and Tom.

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Last weekend we took another little trip out to Tybee in our new ride to check out the Crab Shack. This place is right on the water on Chimney Creek and has a kind of bayou feel to it. We enjoyed a lowcountry boil (shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, and lots of Old Bay) washed down with some delicious local brews. There’s also an alligator zoo on the premises with tons of baby gators.

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Other than the next place we’ll be stuffing our faces, we’ve been thinking about where we’re going to live when we finally leave Lydia and Don’s abode. Isle of Hope is looking pretty promising, but there are a few more marinas we’d like to check out before we make a final decision. Until then, Mata Hari is still docked at Delegal, one of the prettiest marinas around. Too bad they don’t allow liveaboards.

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We’re definitely a little jealous of our friends in the Bahamas right now, but we’re hoping we made the right decision to stay here and finish up projects and save up some more cash. Some days we feel less than certain about this. But one thing’s for sure, we’re very happy we dodged that doozy of a snowstorm that hit New York a few weeks ago.