"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 12, 2011

June 11 – Thunderbolt, GA

Day 97 – Asian Festival
Bahia Bleu Marina

We went to Savannah this morning. The Savannah Asian Festival was being held this weekend at the Civic Center; they had entertainment, food and an Asian market. It was a nice way to spend part of the day. The weather was wonderful, less humidity and cooler than yesterday, so we walked to some of the squares. The homes and parks are beautiful. We learned yesterday that each of the statues in the parks face the direction of their enemy. We found the statue of James Oglethorpe in Chippewa Square...he faces south towards Spanish Florida, an enemy at the time, with his sword drawn. This square is where the opening scene of “Forrest Gump” was filmed. We also visited the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. It's beautiful and very large...it was hard to get a decent picture. We had a relaxing day, even though we walked a lot, we took time to relax in the parks and watched the world go by. We went back to Tubby’s for a bowl of delicious Crab Stew for dinner. 

The Matsuriza Taiko Drummers
 One of the historic houses
 Chippewa Square and James Oglethorpe's statue
 Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
 The Six Pence Pub

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