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Savannah Day 5
April 2017
We started day 5 by going up to Forsyth Park. We walked most of the park to see all of the monuments and the fountain that everyone knows as a common symbol of Savannah. It was even the image that the airline had on the screens to tell us our flight would be delayed again and again! We also tried to visit the Fragrance Garden, but it was closed for maintenance, so we settled for seeing the Candler Oak, Savannah's oldest live oak. After lunch at the very cool Sandfly Bar-B-Q (it's in an old Streamliner Diner!), we checked out Fort Jackson since we had only seen it from the riverboat tour. A few cannon demonstrations later we returned to the riverfront for dinner, relaxation and some ice cream to cool off a bit.

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DAY 4 | SAVANNAH INDEX | DAY 7
05-002 Fragrant Garden 05-003 Sidewalk 05-004 Forsyth Park Fountain
The Fragrant Garden at Forsyth Park closed for maintenance while we were there.
The sidewalks are lined with live oaks
The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the sights most commonly associated with Savannah
05-005 Forsyth Park Fountain 05-006 Forsyth Park Fountain 05-010 Marine Corps Memorial
The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the sights most commonly associated with Savannah
The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the sights most commonly associated with Savannah
The US Marine Corps Memorial
05-011 Forsyth Park Fountain 05-013 Forsyth Park Fountain 05-014 Water Fountain
The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the sights most commonly associated with Savannah
The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the sights most commonly associated with Savannah
The drinking fountains in Forsyth park even have a little fountain for dogs.
05-015 Mickve Israel Synogogue 05-019 Candler Oak 05-021 Confederate War Memorial
The Mickve Israel Synogogue towers above the trees
The Candler Oak is over 300 years old making it the oldest in the area.
This massive monument in Forsyth Park is the Confederate War Memorial.
05-023 Confederate War Memorial 05-026 Spanish American War Memorial 05-030 Forsyth Park
This massive monument in Forsyth Park is the Confederate War Memorial.
The Spanish American War Memorial in Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park is starting to get busy as the day wears on.
05-033 Spanish Moss 05-034 Gingerbread House 05-036 Gingerbread House
Spanish moss is everywhere you look in Savannah.
The Gingerbread House is hard to miss with its ornate woodwork.
The Gingerbread House is hard to miss with its ornate woodwork.
05-037 Sacred Heart Catholic Church 05-038 Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church 05-039 Bull Street Baptist Church
Another of many churches… Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church is in the incredibly impressive building built in 1897 that started out as the Lawton Memorial Building.
Court House? Treasury Building? Nope, this building is the Bull Street Baptist Church.
05-042 Saint Paul's Evangelical Luthern Church 05-043 Sandfly BBQ Sign 05-045 Sandfly BBQ Interior
Saint Paul's Evangelical Luthern Church sits on the same block as Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church and Bull Street Baptist Church.
Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner is in a fantastic old diner and they serve fantastic food too!
Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner is in a fantastic old diner and they serve fantastic food too!
05-046 Sandfly BBQ Interior 05-047 Pulled Pork 05-048 Beef Brisket
Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner is in a fantastic old diner and they serve fantastic food too!
Sandfly BBQ's pulled pork is delicious
Sandfly BBQ's brisket has a perfect bark on it.
05-049 Sandfly BBQ 05-050 Sandfly BBQ 05-052 Fort Jackson Exterior
Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner is in a fantastic old diner and they serve fantastic food too!
Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner is in a fantastic old diner and they serve fantastic food too!
Approaching Fort Jackson
05-053 Fort Entrance 05-055 Dolphins 05-056 Dolphins
Headed into Fort Jackson
Dolphins play in the Savannah River
Dolphins play in the Savannah River
05-057 Mol Majesty Container Ship 05-058 Tour Guide & Mol Majesty Container Ship 05-059 Bulldog Tugboat
Huge container ships pass really close to Fort Jackson. Here comes the Mol Majesty.
Our Confederate uniformed tour guide speaks as the massive container ship, Mol Majesty passes behind him.
The tugboat Bulldog is pushing the container ship up river.
05-060 Cannon Demonstration 05-062 Georgia Queen 05-064 Cannon Demonstration
Loading the cannon
The Georgia Queen riverboat comes down river to witness the cannon firing demonstration.
Ready to fire the cannon
05-065 Cannon Demonstration 05-066 Cannon Demonstration 05-067 Hercules Tugboat
Fire!
He didn't sink the Georgia Queen.
The tugboat Hercules cruises up the Savannah River
05-070 Fort Interior 05-071 Barrel Torpedo 05-072 Storage Area
Many flags have flown over Fort Jackson through the years.
An early torpedo made from a wooden barrel
Food and equipment storage inside Fort Jackson
05-073 Powder Magazine 05-074 Cannon 05-075 Fort Exterior & Savannah River
One of Fort Jackson's powder magazines
This cannon still fires. We'll see a demo later.
Walking around the outer wall of Fort Jackson
05-076 Oyster Shell Pile 05-077 Blacksmith Shop 05-078 Musket Firing Demonstration
A massive pike of oyster shells outside of Fort Jackson
Fort Jackson's blacksmith shop
Demonstrating the firing of a musket
05-079 Musket Firing Demonstration 05-080 Musket Firing Demonstration 05-083 Cannon Firing Demonstration
Demonstrating the firing of a musket
Demonstrating the firing of a musket
Getting ready to fire the cannon
05-084 Cannon Firing Demonstration 05-085 Cannon Barrel Tripod 05-087 Fort Interior
Firing the cannon out over the river
Tripod set up to lift a cannon barrel
Looking inward from atop the wall at Fort Jackson
05-088 Savannah River 05-089 City Hall 05-090 Customs House
Fort Jackson provides a good view of the Savannah River
Savannah City Hall
The US Customs House
05-091 City Hall 05-092 Topiary Arch 05-093 Pedestrian Bridge
Savannah City Hall
One of many footbridges over to Factors Walk
Standing on Factors Walk looking back across the bridge
05-094 Cotton Exchange 05-095 Cotton Exchange 05-096 Historic Steps
The historic Cotton Exchange stands as a testament to the importance of cotton in Savannah's history.
The historic Cotton Exchange stands as a testament to the importance of cotton in Savannah's history.
We climbed these historic steps that lead down to River Street MANY times during our stay.
05-097 Georgia Queen 05-098 Talisman Vehicle Carrier Ship 05-100 Talisman Vehicle Carrier Ship Ramp
The Georgia Queen Riverboat passes by our hotel
It's not only container ships that traverse the Savannah River. The Talisman is a roll-on roll-off vehicle carrier.
It's not only container ships taht traverse the Savannah River. The Talisman is a roll-on roll-off vehicle carrier.
05-101 Huey's 05-102 Barricuda Bob's Sign 05-104 Taffy Maker
Huey's is a New Orlean's themed restaurant with delicious food and a great view of River Street and the river.
After much sampling, we decided Barricuda Bob's has the best shrimp and grits.
This might not be Atlantic City, but they make salt water taffy here on a 103 year old machine.
05-106 Cooper Moran Tugboat 05-107 Georgia Queen 05-108 Praline Ice Cream
A tugboat, the Cooper Moran, passes by at dusk
The Georgia Queen Riverboat returns from a late evening cruise
Praline ice cream in a waffle bowl. Yum!

DAY 4 | SAVANNAH INDEX | DAY 7

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