Sunday, November 4, 2012
SATURDAY 11/03/2012 ANOTHER DAY AT THUNDERBOLT MARINA
THE MIGHTY EIGHT AIR FORCE MUSEUM
We awoke to a stunning morning. The marina’s dockhand delivered Krispy Kreme donuts and the daily newspaper right to our Quest. Kind of a nice touch! We finished up our chores at Quest, lunched at Tubby’s Tank House then found our way to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in the nearby town of Pooler. ( mightyeighth.org/ )
During WWII, the Mighty Eighth became was one of the greatest air armadas in history. Headquartered at Daws Hill in England, the Mighty Eighth would carry out strategic bombing missions over Nazi occupied Europe. It is estimated that over 350,000 Americans served in the Mighty Eighth during the war in Europe. The Eighth played only a minor role in the Korean War but was engaged in combat missions in Southeast Asia, the Gulf War, Dessert Fox as well as Operation Allied Forces in Europe.
We spent a most enjoyable evening at Gloria and Dean Hortsman’s home on Troup Square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squares_of_Savannah,_Georgia) in the heart of Savannah. The hours flew by with a tour of their historic home, the guys watching Saturday football, the girls talking books (and Gloria KNOWS books!) and a delicious meal of Gloria’s special spaghetti casserole. Charlene and I both went back to the Quest laden with books and lists of authors to add to our ‘must read’ collections. Thank you so much for your hospitality!