Friday, May 11, 2012

Road Trip 2012 - Day 12

Thursday, April 26 - Savannah, GA

We slept later than normal. It was 9:30 a.m. before we woke. Which was fine, because 1) obviously we needed the rest and 2) we had no place to be at a specific time. We had a hearty breakfast at Cobblestone Cafe and were then ready for anything the day would bring!

The previous day, we had purchased tickets from Old Savannah Tours for the Historic On/Off Tour. We hopped on the trolley at the last stop, planning to start the tour at the beginning. As we pulled into the Visitor Center parking lot, the tour guide advised us we would have to exit that trolley and board the next scheduled tour. As we exited, who oh who should be there to greet us but Mr. Jim Williams!


We were interviewed for a video being put together for the Savannah Visitor's Center. Hopefully, we won't end up on the cutting room floor!

We boarded the trolley and met our tour guide, Kathleen Green.


Kathleen loves her job and her adopted city, as she told us several times during the tour. Not only was Kathleen knowledgeable about the city sights, but she was engaging and funny and kept us all entertained. At the conclusion of the tour, we were equipped with a great overview of the city and a better idea what attractions we wanted to see the next day.

Most especially, we had a better understanding of how historic Savannah is laid out in squares. If you are not familiar with the city design, I encourage you to look at this information. We found the design to be charming!

We couldn't go to Savannah without at least going by Paula Deen's Restaurant and Shop. We didn't eat there, but we did spend a few dollars in her shop. Look, I even got a picture with her! Mmmm, I look hot and tired and in need of a cool beverage.


We wandered across the street, where we were drawn into Retro on Congress because of their bar stools. I mean, who can resist animal print bar stools?


It was happy hour, so the drinks were only $2 each. Ridiculously cheap. Savannah allows you to purchase "traveler" drinks. As a result, you see lots of tourists walking and cocktailing at the same time.

We visited Kitchens on the Square next. It was full of fun, quirky items. I especially liked the character salt & pepper shakers. We stopped in the City Market area at Wild Wing Cafe for a snack and a drink. The bartenders were personable and the crowd was fun.

We returned to the room to rest for a while. Afterwards, we went on a walk looking for a restaurant. We saw several, but ultimately ended up back at Wild Wing Cafe for a casual dinner and to enjoy the live music immediately outside the restaurant. There were lots of people enjoying the music, dancing and generally having a great time.

We returned to our room late and fell into bed right away!

NOTE: While I was writing this blog post, The Husband and I were watching the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." :-)

2 comments:

  1. I was in Savannah once, many, many years ago and only for a day. I'd love to go back there again. Thanks so much for this post!

    xo
    Claudia

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