Our stop in Asheville allowed a stay at the Princess Anne B &B, truly one of the best inn stays we have ever experienced - ample 2 room suite, amazingly great southern hospitality by all the employees but especially Howard and John helping us spot the boat safely on the charming neighborhood hills. Then it was on to quaint East Flat Rock for an all too short visit with relatives Nick and Mary Carol Weedman. Now in Savannah at historic Eliza Thompson B&B breakfasting in a NewOrleans style courtyard eating grits, second helping after devouring a cheesy version last night at Hueys' last night on the Savannah River Waterfront along with a very good gumbo file. The Music festival is in town so after a logistical day of boat launching we hope to attend a free in the park Charlie Daniels concert tonight.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
This coming Tuesday, March 27th we leave the inn in the capable hands of Kathy our innsitter and again will head to the east coast to cruise a portion of the intracoastal waterway on our 22 ft Catalina for a week. The plan at this point is to visit friends in Indianapolis, then stop in Asheville NC finally ending up in Savannah to launch. We'll head north through Hilton Head to Charleston and Isle of Palms. Usually we've cruised North to South but this year we thought we'd try to reverse direction to take better advantage of prevailing winds to sail more. The historically warm weather in Northern Michigan had us questioning why leave 80 degree weather for the same but we truly enjoy our experience down south each year so off we go.