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Spring Break in the South
Posted By Joyce On April 5, 2012 @ 3:10 pm In Travel | No Comments
I’m just back from a quick vacation with friends to Savannah, Charleston and Hilton Head. Spring break week is not the best time to travel south if you’re from Michigan, because half the state takes this trip to escape the Midwest winters. Funny because we’ve just had the warmest month of March ever recorded in Kalamazoo!
City tours in new cities are a great way to get the feel for the town. In Savannah we took a trolley tour  through beautiful old neighborhoods.
Savannah is the home of Juliet Low, founder of the Girl Scouts  – therefore the first headquarters for Girl Scouts is a pilgrimage spot for the many Girls Scouts who visit Savannah each year.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist  was the first Catholic parish in Savannah, established near the end of the 18th century.
The oldest Live Oak in Savannah was dripping with Spanish Moss.
Seafood is always on the menu in the south, and we stopped at Bluffton Oyster Company  to buy fresh oysters, and shrimp. The shrimp boats reminded me of Forest Gump’s boat!
Look at the unique building materials – oyster shells stuck in plaster!
Hilton Head was memorable for stops at Sea Pines Quarterdeck restaurant.
The iconic red and white lighthouse watched over the consumption of a low country burger: fried oysters, pork belly and burger all together in one large bun!!!!
My Husband Rolf ate this monstrosity!
On to Charleston for one night. We stayed at the historic Meeting Street Inn in the center of town. The buggy ride was a highlight in this city, too. We liked the historic City Market, and carriage doors on King Street.
Have you ever heard of Charleston house architecture? Features a fake door front, leading to open air verandahs to catch the ocean breezes. Traditionally one room wide, the houses stretch way back from the street.
If your stomach can handle it, spend some time in the south. Hushpuppies, corn bread, oysters and BBQ on every menu!
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 Girl Scouts: http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/history/
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 Mercer-Williams Hous: http://www.mercerhouse.com/history.htm
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