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Requiem
07-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Hey folks, hope everything is well with you all.

Just had a question for anyone who is in the Georgia/Florida/South Carolina area. (Or if anyone not from there who has knowledge of the area; your input is appreciated as well.) I'll be flying to Savannah on Friday evening and will be there from July 3rd to the 12th. My buddy from high school is getting married and the bridesmaids and groomsman and the wedding couple all have pitched in to rent a historic house with a cottage in downtown Savannah.

My buddy knows the area well, (he lives there and is stationed at Ft. Benning) -- but I was just curious if anyone else knew of some good places in the surrounding area -- (give or take five hours). What's there to do, anything I should be aware of?

Just trying to make this a wonderful vacation. It's not often where about 10 of your best buddies get to go meet new woman in a completely foreign area of the country and I'm looking to make the best of it. Oh, and bachelor party ideas too would be a plus; we were thinking an escort service or something along that order -- but perhaps that's too cliche.

Thanks, and hope to hear some answers.

Peace!

-- Chris

TheReverend
07-01-2009, 06:19 PM
Hilton Head Island. Anyone can find anything they like to do there and have fun and it's got a respectable volume of hot girls.

frerottenextelway
07-01-2009, 07:13 PM
OT BRAG:

Going back here in 4 days.

http://www.onlinetravelcentre.ca/Image/Sandals%20Whitehouse%20Resort.jpg

All-inclusive remote resort on the southern coast of Jamaica.

Couldn't recommened this place enough for couples with some change to blow.

ghwk
07-01-2009, 07:35 PM
Hilton Head Island. Anyone can find anything they like to do there and have fun and it's got a respectable volume of hot girls.

I would listen to the rev on this one, after all there's vid of him doing a dolphin.

bronclvr
07-02-2009, 06:07 AM
My Wife's Brother lives just outside Savannah (he was also stationed at Ft. Benning), so we go down there at least every Year-it's really kind of a cool place (unless you go there in the Summer notsofast -it's like walking into a Sauna), so we try and go off-season-it's great in the Winter-especially around Christmas.

Anyway, Savannah is known to be one of the most Haunted places in the US-there are some cool Ghost Tours, most of Forrest Gump was filmed there, and don't forget to take the Port Tour (on a Paddlewheel Boat)-if you are into American History, there's also a really cool Museum dedicated to the Mighty Eight's (WWII), and I spent an entire day in there just reading and looking at stuff-here's a Link:

http://www.mightyeighth.org/

Also, Savannah has a rich History from the Civil War, so lots to see there (Fort Jackson, Fort Screven or Fort Pulaski)-Tybee Island is a cool place close to Fort Jackson (on the Ocean), and you can take a Kayak Tour or go Deep Sea Fishing there. There are a lot of Pubs, great places for Food and Nightlife-oh, and don't forget the boiled Peanuts and Sweet Tea (get yours "half and half")-

cartel
07-02-2009, 08:26 AM
chiming in since i've lived most of my life in the nc. savannnah is a awesome. go to river st. cool cobblestone street, very old, but plenty of bars to get blitzed. if you have time, i suggest to go to hilton head, a 45 min. drive. there will be plenty of girls on vacation there and really the better of the beaches. go to charleston, sc which is a two hr drive but another old world city but plenty of girls (college of charleston 3:1 girl to guy) and a couple more awesome beaches. check out king st. and you'll have a blast.

Requiem
07-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Thanks a lot guys, put this stuff in my cellie. Cheers.

rbackfactory80
07-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Hilton Head is where its at.

gyldenlove
07-02-2009, 10:20 AM
Never go to Florida.

vancejohnson82
07-02-2009, 11:10 AM
Savannah is really cool....

Go and eat at that famous woman's restarant....**** i forget her name....she has a show on the cooking channel

then hit up some of the cool bars and get to some of the historic houses and whatnot....really cool stuff around there...and take an hour tour of the city, well worth the time

hot girls everywhere

Hilton Head is a good 2 hours away

vancejohnson82
07-02-2009, 11:10 AM
Paula Deen....thats her name

Dagmar
07-02-2009, 11:17 AM
Your welcome party...http://riannanworld.typepad.com/my_weblog/images/gator.jpg

bronco militia
07-02-2009, 11:26 AM
Never go to Florida.

what the hell?

cruise on down to Panama City Beach and Ft. Walton Beach

rbackfactory80
07-02-2009, 01:17 PM
Savannah is really cool....

Go and eat at that famous woman's restarant....**** i forget her name....she has a show on the cooking channel

then hit up some of the cool bars and get to some of the historic houses and whatnot....really cool stuff around there...and take an hour tour of the city, well worth the time

hot girls everywhere

Hilton Head is a good 2 hours away


Hilton Head is 30 minutes max, I fly in Savannah and people who stay at HH pick me up.

cousinal11
07-02-2009, 01:45 PM
Hilton Head.

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Awesome to see the volume of people agreeing with me about HHI.

We used to have a place on the Wexford plantation. Where do you guys stay?

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:02 PM
Whats so great about HH? I've never heard of it.

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Whats so great about HH? I've never heard of it.

It's a really cool place with so much to do. Beautiful weather, laid back attitude, young pretty girls all over. If you take a boat out, Dolphins will even swim up to your boat begging for food and you can pet them or hop in and swim. The one draw-back is that the beach sand is pretty hard... which makes for great beach walks and riding bikes on it, but eh... and loads of jellyfish.

FYI, it's literally right next to Parris Island.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:06 PM
It's a really cool place with so much to do. Beautiful weather, laid back attitude, young pretty girls all over. If you take a boat out, Dolphins will even swim up to your boat begging for food and you can pet them or hop in and swim. The one draw-back is that the beach sand is pretty hard... which makes for great beach walks and riding bikes on it, but eh... and loads of jellyfish.

FYI, it's literally right next to Parris Island.

Never had the pleasure of visiting that place.

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Never had the pleasure of visiting that place.

My brother went there. I went to Hollywood. Many a fight has been about that.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:09 PM
My brother went there. I went to Hollywood. Many a fight has been about that.

Luckily we'll be in total agreement Ha!

rbackfactory80
07-02-2009, 02:14 PM
We usually stay at the Westin.

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Luckily we'll be in total agreement Ha!

Lol, I'd rather do a year in Iraq than the last morning/afternoon of the Crucible again. I remember being completely exhausted and carrying two extra rifles because people are pussies, after humping ten miles and up through combat town, and saying "Is that it?" to the dude next to me, who then pointed to the where the Reaper starts and you can't even see where it ends in the clouds...

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 02:16 PM
We usually stay at the Westin.

Nice place. I think Shipyard has nice condos to rent for cheap too. Ill probably swing through for a week when I move to Jacksonville FL in November.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:17 PM
Lol, I'd rather do a year in Iraq than the last morning/afternoon of the Crucible again. I remember being completely exhausted and carrying two extra rifles because people are pussies, after humping ten miles and up through combat town, and saying "Is that it?" to the dude next to me, who then pointed to the where the Reaper starts and you can't even see where it ends in the clouds...

The only thing I remember about the Crucible was looking up at the Reaper and thinking "oh ****" and passing dozens of guys from platoons ahead of mine

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 02:20 PM
The only thing I remember about the Crucible was looking up at the Reaper and thinking "oh ****" and passing dozens of guys from platoons ahead of mine

Hilarious!

Yeah, I love how formation falls to **** by the fourth step onto that ****ing nightmare.

My 21st birthday was celebrated on the "anklebreaker" in MCT.

I despised Pendleton. Then got stationed there and grew to love it.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:28 PM
Hilarious!

Yeah, I love how formation falls to **** by the fourth step onto that ****ing nightmare.

My 21st birthday was celebrated on the "anklebreaker" in MCT.

I despised Pendleton. Then got stationed there and grew to love it.

I didn't think the anklebreaker was that bad, except for that one narrow, steep part. Funny thing about Pendleton, the same exact thing happened to me. I especially miss the fog early in the morning and "June gloom"

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 02:29 PM
I didn't think the anklebreaker was that bad, except for that one narrow, steep part. Funny thing about Pendleton, the same exact thing happened to me. I especially miss the fog early in the morning and "June gloom"

I miss the annual, "the base is on fire again". And no, the anklebreaker wasn't bad at all, but for my 21st, not how I wanted to celebrate.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:32 PM
I miss the annual, "the base is on fire again". And no, the anklebreaker wasn't bad at all, but for my 21st, not how I wanted to celebrate.

The fire in '04 was pretty bad, when it scorched everything on Rattle Snake Canyon between mainside and the air station.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 02:33 PM
Oh and don't forget running 7 steps

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 03:14 PM
The fire in '04 was pretty bad, when it scorched everything on Rattle Snake Canyon between mainside and the air station.

Are you sure that wasn't 03? I think I spent the warm part of 04 in Iraq and I remember exactly the fire you're talking about. Nothing had grown back by the time I left in late 2006.

Dukes
07-02-2009, 03:47 PM
Are you sure that wasn't 03? I think I spent the warm part of 04 in Iraq and I remember exactly the fire you're talking about. Nothing had grown back by the time I left in late 2006.

I was in Hawaii and Oki in 03, it was Sept/Oct of 04. I only remember that because I just arrived at Pen.

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 05:09 PM
I was in Hawaii and Oki in 03, it was Sept/Oct of 04. I only remember that because I just arrived at Pen.

Oh, okay, I was back by then. Did you work in 24/25 area?

Requiem
07-04-2009, 06:55 AM
Thanks again guys. We hit up the Historic Downtown area and then got slammed at the bars last night. Not sure if it was a good idea considering the two flight travel; but I had a blast. Not hung over, and we're heading out to Tybee (Island) today to relax on the beach and then it's bottoms up all night as the rest of the wedding guests arrive before we check into our mansion/house tomorrow.

At any case, the early vibes from Savannah are good. I wore my first pair of flip-flops ever last night (seriously) and my buddy was right -- they keep you cooler than wearing shoes. The weather isn't that bad here, just a little more humid than I'm used to.

Anyways, time to fill up the cooler. Thanks again!