GSCM Travel Tales: An Unexpected Honor in Savannah

flag-picture-1This is a guest blog from Linda of SU 51’s Savannah Travel Group.

In July, the Savannah Trip Group of Service Unit 51 traveled to Savannah by train. It was the first time traveling by train for more than half of the group; They loved the train and the freedom to move about.

Once in Savannah, we stayed at the Inn at Ellis Square where several of us had stayed before. The hotel is located directly across the street from the river and is within walking distance of most major attractions.

We visited the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, First Headquarters, Andrew Low House, Laurel Grove Cemetary, Ft. Jackson, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Ships of the Sea Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah History Museum. We also enjoyed a Murder Mystery Riverboat Cruise, dolphin tour, ghost tour, candy tours and many delicious restaurants.

While visiting the Birthplace On July 3, we were asked to perform a ceremony to retire and replace the current American flag displayed outside the front door.

flag-picture-2“It was truly an honor to retire and replace the Birthplace American flag. The retirement and replacement ceremony was a wonderful experience and opportunity for me,” said Girl Scout Sydney.

“Having the opportunity to retire the tethered American flag and put up a new one at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace was an incredible experience that I will never forget. I did not expect to do that, so the surprise just made my time at the Birthplace fantastic.” said Girl Scout Madison.

On July 4th, we enjoyed the fireworks show on the river. Our trip to Savannah was absolutely wonderful and we hope to visit again.

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