First major stop: Ft. Pulaski, just outside Savannah, Georgia. Yes, that's where Monday's mystery photo was taken, a spiderweb on a centuries old door...
From the Ft. Pulaski web site: "For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention."
Ft. Pulaski is a national monument, with an admission fee of $5 for anyone over age 16. No one was at the pay booth on the way in or out, and the lady at the gift shop says that means we get in free. Sweet. That will offset the $35 parking ticket I got at the beach later that day.
Coming up in this mostly photo series: the beach at Tybee Island, Historic Savannah, a visit with my cousins in Chapel Hill (NC), Luray Caverns, the D.C. Smithsonian museums and zoo (will start going sometime this week?), maybe a jaunt to coastal New Jersey, and best of all, family in Maryland! Seventeen days of fun and mayhem. So far, so good.
We'll bump up the photo quality a notch with the Canon camera we bought yesterday before we went to Luray Caverns. All of the ones here were taken with an iPod camera.
For those who are wondering, my mom is still in the hospital, 24th day with complications from back surgery. I'll be going to see her in a little bit, but the kids have to wait because she has two infections.