Day 11: A perfect beach and Savannah
Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
31Trip End Jul 13, 2013
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After checking out, we headed south out of Charleston on Hwy 17, no interstate for us today
This side trip may be one of the highlights of our trip. We discovered a beach that comes pretty close to perfect. The park is a dense tropical forest that runs right up to the ocean. There is a lighthouse, a campground, trails, and completely natural, undeveloped beach. The Vietnam battle scenes in Forrest Gump were filmed at this location. We even saw a momma alligator and her baby. I can't wait to return and camp on the beach!
We arrived in Savannah about 2:30 and checked into our gorgeous room. The Marshall House is an old historic hotel on Broughton Street. The architecture is similar to something you would see in New Orleans. It's the prettiest place we've stayed so far!
After an afternoon nap, we headed out to walk Broughton Street We ate at a burger place just up the street. I had a truly southern hamburger with a fried green tomato and pimento cheese. Yum! We did a little window shopping, had ice cream at Leopold's and then headed back to the hotel to beat a storm that was rolling in. As we approached the hotel entrance we saw a familiar couple, Pam and Tim Bond from Brown County are staying here as well. Small world!
On the agenda tomorrow: Some shopping, lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and a trip to Augusta to see our soldier!