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April 15: Day 10. 361255 361844 589 kms Anniston, Georgia
This was probably our last big driving slog for weeks, as we have pretty much hit our goal of the East Coast. The drive was mostly freeway, with a bit of suburbia driving through Birmingham. After Birmingham the traffic really ramped up in volume and madness. Sign of things to come?
We did have one of our serendipity experiences today. As we had entered Mississippi for a stretch ...
... Chippewa Square which was famous not only for the Chippewa but also because that's where Tom Hanks sat on the bench when the feather came floating down from the steeple of the Independent Presbyterian Church.
Forsyth Park was next and that is where the Confederate and Spanish-American War Memorials are. The soldier on the Confederate statue was made in Canada and the stipulation was that it should not touch Northern soil so it was shipped by sea ...
... chocolate milkshakes all round. Back in the car we headed north out of Orlando stopping off at Baywash a bikini car wash, unsure of what we were gonna find. We were pleasantly surprised at how well they cleaned the car. The Mustang got treated to a full inside and outside wash. Leaving Orlando we headed up to Savannah. The start of our long 5 day drive of over 1200 miles to Chicago, the Windy City. Arrived in Savannah at sunset, taking a quick dip in ...
... First up we went to the Forsyth park where we did a group picture. Then from the picture we did a walking tour. The walking tour consisted of walking through the various squares of the city, learning a bit of the history of the city and ending up at Ellis square. The guide we had was not that good, so as soon as he had finished we all left with out giving him a tip.
After the tour we walked around Ellis square then went to a place called Anna's ...
... what happened but Savannah had sit ins, shop boycotts, marches and many other protests, in other words a very active civil rights movement. When we visited the Magnolia plantation in Charleston the tour guide recommended a good read about slavery, a book called the Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. It is fiction but based on the story of 2 women from a Charleston family - the Grimke sisters. I finished reading it while we in Savannah, and provided great ...