Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Bird Girl Statue, Savannah, Georgia
"Bird Girl", 1936, by Sylvia Shaw Judson, originally located in Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery.

We are thinking about a car trip to Savannah, Georgia sometime during the summer and a possible side trip to Charleston, South Carolina. The first bit of research was to find out how far away these places are.

Pensacola to Jacksonville -- 358 miles
Jacksonville to Savannah -- 140 miles
Pensacola to Savannah -- 498 miles (801 kilometers)

Savannah to Charleston, via Interstate Highways 95 and 26 -- 142 miles
Savannah to Charleston, via Interstate 95 and slower but more direct Route 17 -- 107 miles

For more information about Savannah and its attractions click here. And here for Charleston information.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First Swim -- 2005 to 2010

Backyard, Pensacola, Florida, May 12, 2010Here's how the pool looks today.

Our first swim of the year is usually when the pool temperature goes above 80°F (27°C).
• May 13, 2005
• May 18, 2006
• May 13, 2007
• May 21, 2008
• May 13, 2009
• May ?, 2010

This spring cool nights and cloudy mornings are keeping us out of the pool. In fact the pool has lost four degrees in the last three days.

UPDATE -- Friday, May 14, 2010 -- after several sunny mornings and some mild nights we got in the pool today. The water was 81 degrees. Refreshing.

Flowers by the pool.