|There were beautiful homes and buildings on every block...|
|I couldn't stop taking pictures -- just random shots out of the car window...|
|You can learn so much about a city if you pay attention to their monuments. I love to read the inscriptions...|
|I unintentionally got a picture of myself in the mirror -- taking a picture...|
|This prominent statue -- of a waving girl -- caught our eye...|
Florence Martus (1868–1943; her father was an ordnance sergeant at Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island, where she was born), aka "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port of Savannah, Georgia, between 1887 and 1931. A few years after she began waving at passing sailors, she moved in with her brother, a light keeper, at his small white cottage about 5 miles up the river from Fort Pulaski. From her rustic home on Elba Island, a tiny piece of land in the Savannah River near the Atlantic Ocean, Martus would wave a handkerchief by day and a lantern by night. According to legend, not a ship was missed in her forty-four years on watch. A statue of Martus by the sculptor Felix de Weldon has been erected in Morrell Park on the historic riverfront of Savannah.
|Goodbye, Florence -- IT WAS A GREAT VISIT...|
|But now it's time to HIT THE ROAD again....Florida or Bust...|