Wife & I just got home from 10 days & 1000+ miles roundtrip - camping with RubySue. Started out with 3 nights outside Knoxville, at Volunteer Park - attended Freshman orientation at Univ of Tennessee - our daughter will be attending in the Fall.

RubySue at Volunteer Park in Heiskell, TN

Left Knoxville and headed to Tybee Island, GA for a week of RNR.

Was the first time wife & I have been without kids on vacation in 25 years - Lived it up!

Enjoyed the beach (til our umbrella blew up), & explored Tybee Island & Savannah. Savannah is the most beautiful city I've ever seen - they've done a great job preserving its history - architecture is amazing.

Welcome to Tybee!

River's End Welcome!

Set up at River's End - great campground! Beach is about 200 yds away!

Korean War Memorial at the end of US-80 in Tybee - "given by Republic of Korea & a grateful nation" - even more meaningful given what's going on in the News.


It's worth getting up early on Tybee!

In addition to be a Light Station dating to early 1700's - it was also home to a military base, Fort Screven, built in late 1890's

Theater, built around 1910, has been restored and hosts movies nightly - we went to a documentary on sea turtles

Enjoyed a tour of Savannah with Old Savannah Tours.

Church Steeple - apologize for the bad angle - shot on the move

Even gutters are accessorized

Cathedral of St John the Baptist - must see! Is open for self guided tours - took no pics inside - is amazing architecture / stained glass by Tiffany.

Bonaventure Cemetery - went to see the tombstone from "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" - turns out it was moved downtown to a museum due to damage by vandals/sightseers after the release of the book. Definitely worth the trip anyway! Cemetery even has an app that provides bios/history of many of the people buried there.

Statues at Entry gate to Christian side


The Crab Shack - great / fun place to eat - quirky - great views of river; dolphins; alligator feeding; & plenty of places for photo ops - just happened to catch a couple tables open for this pic

RubySue at Night

Another beautiful sunrise

And another :-)

Tybee Island Light - 145 feet tall-178 steps to top

Stairwell in Tybee Island Light. - love the brickwork - is round on the inside & an octagon on the outside

First window well

View from window at top - was able to go out on landing for a 360 view of the island

Lens Magnifies a 2-inch 1000w bulb to enable its being seen over 20 miles away

Lens works!

Shark Tooth found on Tybee - first one i've ever found

Must be a baby tooth!

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Great pictures - thank you for sharing them!!!
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Alabama Jim
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.  Ruby Sue looks great.  I pray your daughter will have a great college experience.  May God be with you and your family  and grant you many fun and safe trips.
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