My baby sister got married over the weekend. It’s strange, because in my head she is still 6 years old, as she was when I left home for college. It’s strange, because she lives across the ocean now and I have only met the man she married twice, including this weekend. But she is married, none the less. It was a beautiful wedding and a beautiful weekend (aside from the most humiliating wedding toast fail on my part, which is still making me cringe 4 days later – I really hope that starts to fade soon . . .)
Last week I was able to tag along with the JGS 2nd grade as they took a walking tour of downtown Savannah. We learned about General Oglethorpe, Yamacraw Chief Tomochichi, and the founding of Savannah. We saw the cobblestones on River Street which were once the ballast on ships sailing from England. We saw the spot where General Oglethorpe lived in a tent for 2 years until every other colonists had built their home, then we visited the location where he built his house (now the US Customshouse.) We visited Tomochichi’s grave and learned about Mary Musgrove and Toonahawi, and then we walked to Forsyth Park for a picnic lunch. It was a lot of walking, but the weather was beautiful and I was so happy to spend the day with my best girl and her sweet friends. And I learned something about the history of my city to boot!!