Ever since reading the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", I have wanted to visit Savannah and the surrounding areas. Bonaventure cemetery is one of those surrounding areas.
Bonaventure Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River. It is a beautiful and somber place that has existed since 1846, holding the history of the area within the gates. Many civil war soldiers are buried here, along with famous individuals from Savannah.
The shot heard around the world. That is what describes the first shot fired upon fort Sumter, but there is actually much ore to the story.
So the story as I learned it.
Fort James Jackson (usually called Old Fort Jackson or shortened to Fort Jackson) is a restored 19th-century fort located on the Savannah River, two miles east of the city of Savannah in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia.
I had to stop and turn around to make this place. It was not on my list of places to visit but when I saw a sign for Fort Jackson I could not pass it up.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. It preserves Fort Pulaski, where in 1862 during the American Civil War, the Union Army successfully tested rifled cannon in combat, the success of which rendered brick fortifications obsolete.
My number one mistake here was I forgot my bug spray prior to entering this place. I could not imagine what the soldiers must have went through when there was no bug spray and they just had to fight through the onslaught.
The DAR cemetery was a public cemetery used from 1750 to 1853. DAR stands for Daughters of the Revolution, who erect a monument on the cemetery to honor the graves of revolutionary war veterans.
This cemetery predates the country itself, by more than 2 decades. It is a collection of history that is a rare to find. Just walking around and seeing the people who are buried here and what they must have witnessed.
I just want to throw a quick post out from my visit to San Diego. This was a beautiful city and I wish I had more time to spend there, instead of in on Thursday and out on Saturday. Next time I will make sure to spend a week or more there. There is so much more to see than what I was able to see while there.
I know I have been quiet for a little over a week. I have been out of town for nearly the last 2 weeks and always find it difficult to post when I am on the go.
The good news is there will be even more pictures coming soon. Not like I am even through with the ones I currently have, but now I have added about another 12+ posts with all my travels.
The Wormsloe Historic Site, informally known as Wormsloe Plantation, is a state historic site near Savannah, Georgia, in the southeastern United States.
To walk the drive with a canopy of of trees is a majestic experience. It is a very serene place and so relaxing. It made for a wonderful walk the day I was able to visit.
So just a short post heard a great quote. "You must chase life not just live life", this is so poignant.
If you ask what the difference you will never get me. Not that is a bad thing not everyone is the same, and that is what makes the world go around. We all have to be different.
The foothills parkway is a amazing drive. Also known as the dragons run. Some day I will drive this on a motorcycle. If I had not been stupid this would have happened already.
You can obviously tell how the smoky mountains get their name, with the pictures.
So once again I was privileged enough to be able to visit Cade's Cove while on vacation. I originally had intended to hike up to Abram falls but sadly the weather was not compliant for me accomplishing this mission. Which actually turned out for the better since I was able to make it to Mt. Lookout that evening and take some wonderful pictures you will be seeing soon enough.
While I did not get to make my hike I still had a fantastic time in Cade's Cove. There seems to always be something new to see and animals to experience.
USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name.
This ship is now sitting at Patriots Point in Charleston, South Carolina. I was privileged enough to visit it when I was there and get the pictures that you see.
While at Patriots point I visited the Vietnam Experience. While this is nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, compared to the real thing, hopefully it will give future generations even some of the ideas of the hardships that young men and women went through during the Vietnam war.
The materials, and equipment were all authentic to the period. So you know exactly what people were driving or were flying in, but not the true conditions.