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Tybee Island Light House Park

Tybee Island LIght House, Tallest Light House in Georgia

Battlement Brumby/Fort Screven 1898

Battlement Brumby/Fort Screven 1898

Uncle Bubba's Oyster House (Paula Bucket and Mixed Platter)


Water Above, Water Below, Water Around Us, and Water Within!!!! We woke this morning to a very, very dreary day. It was raining off and on all night and this morning it varied into downpours and blowing rain. I came downstairs to find a puddle of water at the bottom of the steps. YECKO! Was it rain, or was it a plumbing problem?

Howard spent the morning under the coach in the cubbies, checking all the plumbing lines, tightening the fittings on all the connections, finding little bits of water, but NO LEAK! It seemed that we had things under control, as the sun came out and things started to dry out, the tightening of the fittings must have done the trick.

Not so fast, buster! Then the rains started, again..... and the leak grew, again. Howard decided to move to the roof, and start looking there. On the roof, rain and all, he inspected every crack, crevice, nook and cranny. He checked the roof vents, the seams, the roof seals, you name it. Nothing. So, the sun comes out, AGAIN. Up on the roof, he goes again and he decides he is going to hit the roof with the hose. Nothing, no leak, nothing! Eureka, must have been the fittings.

He starts checking the roof over again, and over the garage, we must have clipped a tree limb either moving from the back yard to the drive, leaving the subdivision, coming through Savannah, or coming into the campground last night (after further inspection, Howard thinks it was last night coming into the campground). It peeled back the rubber roof, and opened up the roof in a couple of small places along the edge of the coach over the garage. (TWENTY FEET FROM THE STEPS!!!) Luckily the guy next to us had some non hardening silicone caulking that is made to repair such damage, and offered us a helping hand on a part time fix. Hopefully it will stop the water intrusion and limit the water damage on the inside of the coach, until we can get home and fix it properly. I hate the idea of staying in a hotel while we have the coach in for service for a week or so. Cindy, you know the feeling of helplessness you have when they say 3 or 4 days and it lasts two or three weeks.

We finally got out sight seeing this afternoon when we left for dinner. We went by the Tybee Island Light House, which is the tallest light house in Georgia. Across the street from the light house is the Battery Brumby which was erected by Venerable Construction Company C. 1897-1898, was the first six gun emplacements at Fort Screven. After a little history, we did the famous thing - and went to eat at Paula Deen's Brother's place "Uncle Bubba's Oyster House". For being a tourist destination, and a place made popular by television, the food was fabulous!! Howard had the "Paula Bucket" which was Crab Legs, Shrimps, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops with Boiled potatoes and corn on the cob. I had the mixed platter, which had Swai (a mild white fish) shrimp and scallops and I had them fried as suggested by the waitstaff. I can't tell you how little breading was on them. It was just enough to make a crispy crust but not enough to mask the taste and there was no greasy residue. The scallops were so fresh and tender and cooked to perfection. I just couldn't believe that a place that was so popular as a tourist trap/famous from TV could excel so outstandingly in the food department. FABULOUS!! If you get a chance to go, don't miss it. (Check out the photo - that is what is left over after we ATE ALL WE COULD!!) Howard is going to have a Po'Boy for lunch tomorrow with my left overs!

Howard and I are hoping that this is the end of our trials and tribulations. I am nursing an abscess (expected by the dentist as an outcome from the infection and the foreign object in my jaw) but the pain has subsided. I am on mega antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories, so as long as my stomach holds out, we will be fine. The water hopefully is under control, so we should be able to relax at our next stop and do a bit of sight seeing and exploring. Hopefully the rain will abate and we will get the bike out and ride along the outer banks of North Carolina. We move on tomorrow, but it is a short move, so we should be settled early enough to enjoy the afternoon in town.

Gonna get into bed early - before midnight, maybe!

Love,

Barb and Howard



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