Friday, September 9, 2011

Labor Day weekend festivities...

We had such a great time with my parents, and James was spoiled rotten!  Steven had the day off on Friday, so we headed downtown and took a walking tour with "Savannah Dan."  If you're ever visiting here, he's awesome!  We found him on Trip Advisor and he lived up to all the hype.  We had an unusually cool morning, so we didn't sweat to death, and the walking tour was much better than the trolley my opinion! 
My mom arrived Friday night and we spent Saturday at the beach, Ft. Pulaski, and eating at the Olde Pink House downtown.  It was a crazy day with way too much planned, so Sunday we had a pretty low key day around the house.  We played outside, grandma showed James how to blow bubbles, and Steven and Dad built some shelves for our loft. On Monday, Labor Day, Steven had to go to the field for a two week MRX (training for deployment) so the rest of us went downtown to the River walk to visit the shops, antique stores and see the huge ships.  Did you know Savannah is the busiest freight port in the US next to Long Beach, WA?  little trivia there for you!  Mom and Dad flew back to Ft. Wayne Monday afternoon after a fun filled weekend.  We have been truly blessed to have so many friends and family visit this summer.  Ahh... the benefits of living at the beach! :)  Love it! 

 We visited Fort Pulaski located just off Tybee Island, which was built after the war of 1812, took 18 years to finish, has 7 foot thick brick walls, and was thought to be invincible!  Much to everyone's surprise, due to the "new" rifled cannon used in the Civil War, the walls came down quickly, and the Confederate Army had to surrender.  The Fort was really quite interesting and we arrived just in time to see the cannon demonstration.  James was exhausted from the morning at the beach (we stopped at Ft. P on the way back) and slept the entire time we were there...even through the extremely loud cannon fire!

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