Tybee Island Savannah--Join the fun--Beach Bum Parade -5/16

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Real Estate Agent with Mopper-Stapen,Realtors

If you have never been on Tybee Island at the start of the summer season then you are missing all the fun.  This coming weekend marks the Opening of the summer season-with the Beach Bum Parade-scheduled for Friday May 16th starting at 6:30 pm. 

But be warned, this is not your usually parade. Wear your bathing suit and bring out all your water pistols-and I mean the big water guns.  This is a parade of a different sort -which only Tybee Island can do.  There is a parade grand marshal, a parade queen, and lots of fun.  The entire business community, individuals, and floats parade down Butler Ave. on Tybee Island.  The trick---everyone is shooting water, throwing water-and it is a total soak down for everyone whether you are a participant or riding a float.  With temperatures this weekend expected to reach 90 degrees-the water will probably be very welcomed.

( For those of you who have never visited--tybee is unique in it's character and spirit and it is  totally a "laid back" community that is very progessive in land use management, recycling, and community issues)

There are still hotel rooms available on Tybee Island and in Downtown Savannah, if you want to take in this very unique event, which has been going on for years in this great beach retreat just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah.

As an FYI-Tybee Island-has been the close beach get away for many S.E. Ga. residents for over 100 years. There are some unique historic properties on the island, an historic lighthouse that has been renovated and you can tour, the old fort area that dates back to the civil war, biking trails along the old railroad tracks and Officers row which was housing back in the day-and several of these homes are currently owned by several well know movie stars.  There are numerous new constructed condos, quaint beach cottages, a great campground and new hotels. Plus anywhere you stay on the island is typically only a block or two from the beach.

There are also some fabulous restaurants on the island -gourmet and casual and some of my favorites -are: the Breakfast Club-get there early but there is always a line, Georges-for dinner, The Crab Shack -for great broiled/boiled seafood-nothing fried, and Sundae's -serving a great lunch or dinner for a great price-----and there are new ones opening every week.

Plus Tybee has Art-with a great selection of art shops, galleries, boutiques, and everything beachey -and if you forgot your beach wear there are plenty of reasonably priced shops to get you going.  If you like water sports-you can rent kayaks, surf boards, etc. to take in all the water fun.

So if you are looking for a fun great get away for this weekend -come down and join us.!!!

If you can't make it this weekend-Tybee is always a great "drive to" destination for a get away--any time of the year and there are some great properties available for sale -in all price ranges.

So come visit-and -give me a call and I will be happy to show you around.   You can have the beach and downtown historic savannah-all with in 20 minutes-how good can that be!!  And if you can't  visit anytime soon -but are interested --Contact me and I will be happy to let you know what is available in the area.

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Rainer
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Andrea, sounds like a riot. Wish I could be there to enjoy the fun.
May 07, 2008 05:25 PM #1
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andrea re
Mopper-Stapen,Realtors - Savannah, GA

greetings---duane,

it is probably the craziest thing --one could see!!  and so much fun --it is really a parade/non parade, but a fun one--if you can't come this yr --mark your calendar for 09 --it is always the middle of may--it is a fun experience.-Have to be there to believe it---it's like a water duel on wheels----andrea

May 07, 2008 06:22 PM #2
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Chip Jefferson
Advanced Building LLC - Lexington, SC

I have heard of it but I haven't been. We have a place on HH island but we dont come down till the kids get out of school. Sounds like fun I will have to try in 09. Its on the calendar!

May 07, 2008 11:25 PM #3
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andrea re
Mopper-Stapen,Realtors - Savannah, GA

greetings Chip, Sorry for response delay. Look forward to your participation in our parade next year. Just be sure and bring your water guns--big ones.

 

May 14, 2008 09:07 AM #4
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David Orsini
Top of Mind Networks - Atlanta, GA
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You left out the Sugar Shack... best milk shakes in Chatham County!

Aug 22, 2008 08:39 AM #5
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david

you are right --they do have the best milk shakes--forgot about them since--i am trying to control my intake of the fab. drink--thanks for reminding me----guess I'll now have to go get one !!--after my lunch at sundaes---i will be so stuffed!!

Aug 22, 2008 12:31 PM #6
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andrea re

response to comment by david -Re milkshakes -was from me--typed in wrong info.--sorry --not paying attention like i should have. andrea

Aug 22, 2008 12:40 PM #7
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andrea re
Mopper-Stapen,Realtors - Savannah, GA

gretings-duane,

somehow I missed your posrig. I apologize for that--the tybee fest is a "hoot" for lack of a better word--but they have several diff. festivals--like the pirate fest they just did. --guess i need to blog more on what is happening in savannah and tybee.--  Savannah/Tybee is a party city --any excuse is a good excuse to have a party--stay in touch---andrea

 

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