Sunday, April 27, 2014

Week of April 25th 2014: Lots Going on this coming Week

We arrived after dinner on Friday, April 25th. Nested and settled in for the night. Up for the sunrise on Saturday morning. Tybee perfect sunrise.

A quick light breakfast and back down to the Beach to watch the Turtle Release and the Turtle Trot 5k Race. Apex was released. He was almost eaten by a shark. He lost part of a flipper and his shell was almost crushed into his body but luckily not quite. A big turtle that took many volunteers to carry and parade before the crowd.

Doesn't he look like he is smiling! He hit the water and paddled away.

We cheered the 5k runners as they took off and we stopped to buy the SuperWonderfulGrandBoy a Turtle Trot T-shirt. Then having been there and bought the T-shirt we headed back to Paws and Paddles Cottage to change for our trip into Savannah for the SCAD Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival.

We decided to find a good parking place and walk to SOHO Cafe for lunch. Our favorite cafe for lunch in Savannah. Reminds me so much of Wildflour Cafe in Roanoke on 4th Street. After some great food we walked to Forsthye Park. The Festival was very well attended and we enjoyed walking under the shady live oaks dripping with spanish moss. I took way too many pictures. I will share just a few.

This was one of the top award winners. Nice play on Words.

Enjoyed watching the artists creating these. We watched as they were working and then headed back to the Cottage for a while. We came by later in the evening and got to see all of the finished works. Very fun and like most events in Forsthye Park it was FREE. Nice to see all ages and lots of families with little ones enjoying the beautiful day. Many folks brought their dogs. We got to see and pet two Standard poodles which we enjoyed so much.

When we returned to Tybee we hopped on our bikes and rode to the campground to see the vintage camping trailers on display. I didn't get any pictures. But the trailers were awesome. Many totally different designs all restored beautifully. Some with matching vintage pickup trucks!

After viewing the Vintage Trailers we peddled back to the Cottage stopping just across the road from the Cottage at Bowie's Seafood for 3 Lb. of fresh shrimp. Dinner on the sunroom porch was fresh shrimp and tossed salad...washed down with a cold white Chardonnay. Awesome end to a packed first day. 

April 27th
We enjoyed another bike ride to the quiet North Beach to watch the sun come up. 

The large container ship sailed by just in time for the sun to pop up. Savannah is one of the East Coast's busiest port cities. It is always surprising to look up and see these large ships gliding by.

The weather was so perfect we decided this was a Beach Day. Very warm for April with a nice breeze. We threw up our new sun shelter and it was nearly as easy as the advertising suggested. More like putting up a really really large umbrella. It worked like a charm and provided enough shade for three or four. I took  several long walks in the water...chilly at first but then just perfect. I walked across the parking lot to the North Beach Grill and brought back 3 Frozen Strawberry Drinks which we enjoyed on the Beach. Pretty cool to have a restaurant and bar in walking distance to the sand and surf.  We all three then managed a nap on the beach with the breeze keeping us comfortable. The sound of the waves crashing makes me sleepy so I was a goner for a while.  Nice relaxing day after a super busy one yesterday. Back at the Cottage we enjoyed some wine, cheese, salad, and more steamed shrimp. 
The breeze coming through the windows on the porch as we ate was so nice. Add the birds calling to each other in the near by marsh and it was just perfect. A quick but enjoyable two days.

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