May 10: Flippers, Forts, and Fools

Tuesday morning, we had a late start, but had decided to stay on the island all day.  We had breakfast on the porch and got ready for a dolphin cruise with Captain Mike.  The dolphin cruise was fun and we got to see several dolphins and learned many new facts about dolphins.  We saw several boats and even crossed the state line to South Carolina via the Savannah River.  Our cruise took up about 2 hours and we weren't totally sure what the rest of the day would bring.  

 

  The Whole Family

 The Whole Family

 Dad, Me and Mike on the dolphin cruise

Dad, Me and Mike on the dolphin cruise

 Flipper! 

Flipper! 

 Lighthouse on a tiny island

Lighthouse on a tiny island

Our next stop winded up being Fort Pulaski located on Tybee Island.  This actually ended up being one of our favorite parts of the trip.  It was a historical fort built before the Civil War, used for many different things before becoming a National Park.  We liked that you could mostly roam free with optional signs to read.  There were both indoor and outdoor attractions, with the caveat that outdoors, there was a moat that was known to be home to alligators.  There were cave rooms set up to explore and historical depictions of rooms to view.  We also liked that we could climb to the top of the fort for an awesome view. 

 Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski

 Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski

 Inmates or soldiers? 

Inmates or soldiers? 

After Fort Pulaski, we had worked up an appetite, so we headed to Hucapoos for pizza and drinks.  We had a hard time picking pizzas, but we knew we wanted garlic cheese bread and drinks.  Mike, Dad, and I sampled several local brews.  Katie and Aaron stuck to various ciders, while Mom let the waitress create some fruity concoction for her.  The drinks were just what we needed and the cheese bread was super tasty.  In the end we ordered 3 large pizzas that were each split.  So we had a half chicken/half beef taco pizza, a pineapple pizza with half pepperoni/half ham, and a pizza that was half meat lovers/half sausage.  There was a little something for everyone.  Our pizza was really great and we had plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week. 

 Garlic Bread at Hucapoos

Garlic Bread at Hucapoos

 Meat lover's pizza at Hucapoos

Meat lover's pizza at Hucapoos

 Taco Pizza at Hucapoos

Taco Pizza at Hucapoos

Our final stop was to the turtle pond by our condo.  There were so many turtles and they were very entertaining.  They all seemed to be tracking us and begging for food.  We promised them we would eventually bring them some snacks.  We ended our evening making plans to visit Savannah in the morning.

 Sunset by turtle pond

Sunset by turtle pond

 Turtles

Turtles

 Acting a fool on a bridge

Acting a fool on a bridge