We decided that we wanted to get out of Florida ASAP as we were, quite frankly, done with the heat and humidity. We stopped on the way up from Miami, driving up the East Coast of Florida, at St. Augustine to visit a friend from Yokoji, Toan, who moved there a few years back. We grabbed lunch and caught up and then headed up to Savannah, Georgia. It’s been fun visiting people along the way—some who we haven’t seen in years. Even hanging out for an hour or so can be enough. It’s a pleasure just to reconnect.
We reached Savannah in the early evening and strolled around the city taking in the waterfront and the historical buildings. Savannah has a uniquely European feel. Some of the garden squares with the Victorian era brick buildings feel like they could have been lifted from the wealthier parts of London, minus the palm trees and spanish moss, that is. It was a real pleasure to feel the cool evening breeze—the cloying heat and humidity of Florida becoming a rapidly fading memory.