Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Savhanna, Georgia

Wednesday we ventured to Savannah, below is an amazing bridge that took us into the city. You cannot capture so much of the beauty that is in our southern states but I tried. :-)

The Oak trees layered with moss are so enchanting.

Kaitie in front of a beautiful Inn

I can't tell if the background makes her look
beautiful, or if she makes the background beautiful!

The home of Judith Gordon Low
the Founder of the Girl Scouts of America.

What an amazing young women

Kaitie and I touring the house gardens.

An iron gate that Judith designed and built herself!

Some lovely architecture

we also stoppped by Paula Deen's Restaraunt
"The Lady & Sons" but there was almost a 2 hr. wait at 6 p.m. :(

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Patriots Point, Naval and Marine Museum

Monday we took a ride up to Charleston to tour the USS Yorktown, Aircraft Carrier. It was a beautiful clear day, about 90 degrees. Frank was especially excited, it was a "guy trip", and Kate and I were happy to oblige. We followed on the first two tours and then sat and watched the dolphins along the ships edge for the other two. It was a wonderful relaxing time.

I just loved looking down this runway and seeing our
American Flags flying in the wind and
my family walking between them!

The Yorktown (CV-10) is the tenth aircraft carrier to serve the US Navy. She was named the for the Yorktown (CV-5), lost while repelling the Japanese Fleet at the Battle of Midway in 1942.
It was commissioned on April 15, 1943. It played a significant role in the Pacific offensive which began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945.

It carried a crew of 380 officers, 3,088 enlisted men, and 90 planes. The 888-foot Yorktown displaced 27,100 tons during WWII. She was modified in the 1950's with the addition of an angle deck for jets, which increased her displacement to 41,000 tons.

The Yorktown was featured in the 1944 Academy Award -winning documentary motion picture "The Fighting Lady" and in the 1970 picture "tora, Tora! Tora! Tora!".

Frank at the podium in the "Ready Room"
Somehow I don't think these two are with him!

I was looking at the picture of these young men,
they were very babies serving our country.
God bless them.

In the Captain's Chair
"Honey, I see parking right over there!"

Also docked here as a museum tour is the
USS Clamagore Submarine

The Beach !

The beach is just gorgeous, not a shell or bit of sea weed to be found, no matter how far you seem to wander into the water. The water temp is likened to a bath, just wonderful ! We are a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive away.

Is it me or does this guy barely fit in this chair!


A family building a sandcastle , reminded me of
the boys and wished they were all with us.