Thursday, July 21, 2011

42nd Wedding Anniversary

This is a special blog for me because it's about my 42nd Anniversary which we celebrated on the 18th of July. Gosh, the time seems to be flying by for me and Eddie Mae as we dive deeper into our golden years. (I don't know why they're called golden years 'cause my hair is getting grayer by the day!) Anyway, we decided to drive down to Savannah and spend a few days there since we've heard so much about it.

To make a long story short, I had a great time. The hotel was nice, staying up til 3am in the morning watching movies was neat, touring the Savannah Historic District by trolley for 3 hours was perfect, climbing to the top of Tybee Light Station was (well, exhausting!!!), and filling my belly with crab and shrimp deliciously topped off our 4 day adventure. I can't wait until our 43rd anniversary. Maybe we'll go skydiving or something...I don't think so.

Now the fun part about this trip is that my youngest daughter Christy sternly instructed me to take lots of pictures with Eddie Mae's brand new point-and-shoot camera (which I tried). Honestly, I have no skills at pointing a camera at myself and snapping the shutter, especially with a camera so small that I nearly dropped it every time I picked it up. So, the pictures below are my first attempt at being a tourist with a non-professional camera.

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Okay, Eddie Mae, smile.
Meet Ashley who booked our trolley tour.
Fun, crazy lady with a great personality.

I caught Eddie Mae chummy up to this
physically challenged dude, and... I gave him one to the chops.
Ashley & Eddie Mae escorting this annoying guy outside.
River Street.
The Savannah River.
The street florist who made Eddie Mae's bouquet.
Eddie Mae with her anniversary bouquet.
Another attempt at taking my own portrait.
Thanks to a generous tourist we got a better picture.
A Purple Heart monument on River Street.
Eddie Mae was caught off guard with my self-portrait technique.
Tybee Island Light Station.
178 steps to the top of the lighthouse was a calorie burner
and those little windows provided instant CPR.
View from the top of the lighthouse.
Inside the Fresnel lens of Tybee Light Station.
Light Keeper? Nope. Just another happy soul who made it to
top of the lighthouse without passing out. Meet Amanda.
I miss eating seafood in Florida at the Rustic Inn, so this
seafood anniversary meal was HIGH on the list of things to do.

[Click this link to see a slideshow of Tybee Island Light Station]

or go to: Tybeelighthouse

1 comment:

Bill & Mary Ann said...

Congradulations on your 42nd anniversary.
Looks like you two had a great time in Savannah. We have always wanted to visit there ourselves.
The Tybee Island Light Station would get more visitors if they would put in an elevator (smile).
We miss you here in South Florida.