April 20th we drove to Beaufort, NC to join our friends Dean and Carol who wanted to look at a 42-ft Hatteras LRC. Did not really want to make the drive in one day but we did. We found out that Beaufort (I have a hard time remembering this is pronounced ‘Bo-fort’) was voted best small town in America 2012. OMG the 42-LRC we looked at made me so tired. Every inch of that boat needed major work. So, not to be foiled, we decided to drive to New Bern where they could take a look at other boats. All in all nothing really caught their eye but we had one great time.
After a few days we drove from Beaufort to Savannah taking all backroads between the two cities. It would be hard not to enjoy a ride like this and we crossed many of the waterways we had taken Belle during our trip from Charleston. We stopped in Wilmington, NC for lunch at the Pilot House Resteraunt where we were so taken by the spices on our food the waiter brought us two large bowls to take home.
Once in Savannah we stayed at the East Bay Inn which was reasonable in price and great accommodations right on the main drag by the river.
Wanted to update our blog as this was a great boat “search” trip and Lou Lou and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Savannah before driving home.