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

April 12, 2016

April 11 – Thunderbolt, GA

Thunderbolt Marina

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters."―Audrey Hepburn

It was a wonderful day to spend exploring Savannah...just warm enough for shorts but not hot enough to break a sweat as we walked from one beautiful sight to another. We walked a total of 6.92 miles today (I have a phone app that keeps track).

We walked up the street from the marina and caught the bus into Savannah. It's a short trip we did half a dozen times when we were here five years ago. It was fun spending the day walking through the spectacular squares and along the river.

Savannah was designed as “America’s first planned city” and the first four squares were laid out in 1733. Each square had four civic blocks and four residential blocks. They were a system of wards and shady public squares, which were used for public services and as meeting places. The north and south sides where set aside for homes, while the larger lots facing the squares east and west were reserved for churches and other public buildings. By 1851 there were 24 squares in Savannah, all but two still exist today.

We enjoy finding different little places to eat and Stan found a great place for lunch. It’s called Zunzi’s…a little walk up place where you place your order almost from the street and then you can either sit in their little patio in the parking lot or take it with you. Their menu is a mixture of international cuisine that comes from the owner’s different cultural backgrounds, a combination of Swiss, Italian, South African and Dutch. It's definitely not fancy but it was a fun place where the food was great and the staff very friendly. Just the kind of place we love…especially on such a beautiful day.

A few of the spectacular homes of Savannah
One of the many parks in Savannah
Zunzi's on York Street
Just step in off the street and order. If there is something you haven't tried before they will give you a sample
The sandwiches were hugh...so we split one.
Zunzi's patio
The river and waterfront is two stores down from the main streets of Savannah.
Looking back at the city from the waterfront
A carriage ride is just one of the many ways to explore Savannah
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department occupies the oldest continually active police headquarters in the nation. The Barracks, as it fondly known was opened in 1870.  
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