Desoto Beach Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to walk in the footsteps of those who first arrived in this area.
Historic Downtown Savannah, Savannah, Georgia. Savannah was spared the devastation that Atlanta experienced during General Sherman's Civil War "March to the Sea", that culminated in December of 1864. It was Sherman's "Christmas present" to President Lincoln! One can experience a real abundance of old colonial mansions that date back to the mid 1800's. The city was laid out ...
... when going east and west. We found our way to the lighthouse beach again, walking north this time.
At the head of the beach is a graveyard of trees that have been taken by the encroaching sea. They are skeletal, textured and beautiful. The palm trees have bulby whiskery roots. The live oaks have intricate criss-crossing root-stars. Many of the trunks have been freed of bark, and the wood underneath bleached, leaving patterns and textures behind. ...
At breakfast, TV news full of "record cold spell" and "snow traffic chaos". Not exactly the hot, muggy South. Even locals amazed. Hop on-off trolley tour very fun even though could only understand every third word of guides drawl. Savannah rich in architectural beauty and history. Everything is around revolutionary or civil war, old families, cotton, slaves, ghosts, pirates and food. Every window, ...
... the tours all lined up to show us on his iPad.
We walked past a cemetery where mass graves of 9000 or more where buried in an incredibly small area. They had a massive yellow fever epidemic here between 1820 and 1860, and at that time they just buried them quick to avoid further spread. They put people in coffins still possibly alive, as the last stage of the disease is to go into a very deep coma. To get around this they put a bell in the coffin ...
... is equipped with a first order lens. It's survived an unnamed hurricane in 1871 ( we started naming hurricanes with lady names in 1953). It was bruised by the Charleston earthquake in 1886, but survived. Fun Fact: electricity was added in 1933. Tybee Lighthouse is a functional, automated navigational aid.
Tybee and the Savannah area is a great getaway. ...