Colonial Days at Wormsloe!

I love going to different State Parks wherever we live and in Savannah there are so many wonderful historical places to visit!

I grew up in Los Angeles and we learned all about the Spanish Missions in California. Here it is so different! Who’d of thought!

I subscribe to a couple of different websites hoping to find out what is going on around Savannah before it happens instead of after it happens. I would get so frustrated seeing a news segment about something that had already happened that I finally fired off a brain cell and looked for something to tell me before they happen!

Smart, right?

(#duh)

I found the Colonial Day notice and put it on my calendar and we actually went!

I grabbed my two Savannah grand kids an off we went to see what there was to see.

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We made a stop at Best Buy to drop off my computer. It’s very sick. I’m working on my old laptop hoping it doesn’t die during my post.

I LOVE Wormsloe!  We have been there in all different seasons and my favorite is Spring when everything is green and blooming, but winter has it’s beauty, too. The lane through the oak trees, dripping with Spanish Moss is beautiful.

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I have many pictures without cars in the lane, but this is a big event and it was pretty crowded.

Before we drove down, I snapped a couple of the kids by the entrance.

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Click on ‘Wormsloe’ in the quote and read more about this awesome place!

We saw tents in the distance as we walked up from where we parked the car and I thought they would be filled with period clothed people reenacting how people lived during this time in history.

They were vendors.

Vendors selling a myriad of cheesy, bad  replicas of toys and things settlers may or may not have used. It was interesting for a minute. The kids did get to go through and spy some little things they had to have and I was happy to oblige. Gotta spoil them a bit. I’m grandma, right?

They did their best to help with the mud after our torrential rain fall on Thursday. There were some puddles just to big to even attempt a fix, but that was okay. We did have the discussion that, yes, it was going to be muddy, but, no, you will not intentionally jump in a huge puddle because your feet will be wet and freeze and you will be miserable and I’m not going to leave because your feet are wet and you are miserable because you jumped in that huge puddle.

Yeah.

We came across a group of soldiers taking a break from their duties this fine, cold day and Jayden looked like he wanted to see what was up.

So I asked him, “Do you want to talk to them?”

Jayden: No.

Me: Do you want to ask them a question?

Jayden: No.

Me: Do you want me to ask them a question?

Jayden: No

Me: Do you want a picture of them?

Jayden: Nods in the affirmative

So I ask the soldier if I might take his picture.

He smiles and says, “How about a picture with me?”

Jayden eagerly went over to him to get in the picture. Kenzee did, too. I was so proud of him! He’s so serious sometimes, I love to see when he lets his guard down and actually lets us see him have fun!

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After the picture, the soldier told us all about the rifles they used during the war. Jayden stayed captivated throughout the whole thing. It was really interesting, too!

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Kenzee’s biggest wish for the day, other than lunch, was if there would be horses to see. We hadn’t seen any thus far, so she asked if she could ask someone. We saw more people in Colonial garb and she went right up to them to ask her question.

They didn’t think there would be any horses, which was really disappointing, but the girl Kenzee asked was so sweet and she and her friends posed for a picture. Kenzee got to hold her flute which made Kenzee really happy! She’s holding onto it with such care because she promised she wouldn’t drop it!

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We wandered around the ruins of the original house, but didn’t venture down any trails. It was too cold, but I will take them back when it’s warmer. We love walking trails.

There was a parade of sorts, filled with the characters roaming the place all day, along with a group of children that participated. I didn’t get any pictures of that, though. During that I had my first live broadcast on Periscope.

If you don’t know what that is, click on the link and check it out! You can follow me by looking up DeannaScraps. If you need something really funny you can catch me when I broadcast. My first one was really bumpy, not really too interesting, but, hey, my husband and my Savannah daughter (also known as Mom to the kids in the pictures) got to see what we were up to on our day out.

We wandered through the visitor’s center and the museum there and then headed for the next most exciting thing on our list of things to do while we were out and about.

Lunch.

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Her best walrus face.

Hope you had fun along with our adventures!

 


 

 

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