We continued heading South, meeting up with Blaine’s parents in Georgia then heading down to Jacksonville, FL for a beachside celebration. We created a special hand painted design to commemorate the occasion, and the whole family got involved in printing their own shirts. After a few days riding bikes around and lounging beachside (our last warm-weather hurrah before Winter in the Northeast) we drove up to Savannah Georgia, to hang out for a few days on Tybee Island. The culture and cuisine of the “low country” is amazing and we had a blast gorging ourselves on seafood from local markets and fishermen.
One night we spent in Savannah, exploring the historic architecture and embarking on a “haunted” pub crawl. Savannah is known for being a very haunted city and we learned a lot about this history. 17th century slaves brought many spiritual aspects from Africa which became ubiquitous throughout the city. Graveyards are surrounded in bricks bear a very special geometric carving said to imprison bad spirits. Similarly, a special blue color (haint blue) was said to protect people and property from harmful forces. Evidence of both can be found throughout Savannah.
After a few amazing days filled with family, food, and booze, it was time for us to turn our sights Northward again. The holidays are just around the corner and we’ll be spending much of November and December back in Brooklyn!