We finally reached the East Coast. We drove through Savannah and over the Savannah River Bridge into South Carolina.
We had reservations at the Hardeeville RV park, a PassPort America campground. We stopped at the Office but it was late and no one was there. We filled out the registration form, wrote our check and parked quickly as a thunder storm was approaching and our weather radio alarm was going off regularly. We kept an eye on the weather channel and our cell phones, but the danger passed us by. We drove back to Savannah and ate at the World Famous Pirate House. It was a great dinner and lots of history.
The next morning we drove into Savannah and found the perfect parking place right on River Street. The parking meter maid told us where to catch the DOT free trolley just 1/2 block away. We first scouted out a restaurant on Bay Street, The Riverhouse Seafood. I had blackened shrimp and cheese grits and Tom had a seafood boil. It was as good as The Pecan in Atlanta which is saying a lot.
We hopped on the DOT trolley and got off at the ML King, Jr. visitor center and walked next door to the Georgia State Railroad Museum. While we have seen a lot of RR Museums, only the California State RR Museum in Sacramento with the wonderful history of the Transcontinental Railroad stands out above the Georgia State Museum. This is a work in progress and they have done a lot to restore the roundhouse, the working turntable, and many pieces of rolling stock. The many buildings are pieces of history that was expertly explained by our guide.
This was our first day in Savannah. We wrapped it up with a geocache very near the RR Museum. It is somewhere in this picture.
The name of the cache is In Memory of Those Who Fought Here, GC286VQ, where the 2nd bloodiest battle of the American Revolution was fought (the bloodiest being the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts). We learn so much history by the hobby of geocaching. Next stop… Charleston.