Friday, May 18, 2012

Road Trip 2012 - Day 13

Friday, April 27 - Savannah, GA

We had an extremely lazy morning at the hotel, which included breakfast. We left the room at 11:00 a.m., ready for our walking adventure in Savannah. We were sure we had our maps, but guess what? We left them in the room! Thank goodness, we had smart phones we could use to guide us on our Savannah walking tours.

We started by venturing into some cute shops and expensive antique stores.

Afterwards we walked through several squares before arriving at The Mercer Williams House Museum.

Our tour of the Mercer House was very interesting. The beautiful front hallway is 1,000 square feet and the three formal front parlors are 1,400 square feet. Those spaces together (just 2/3rds of the downstairs) are as big as our ENTIRE house! The Husband and I cracked up during the tour after hearing these statistics. :-)

We walked by the house that William Tecumseh Sherman occupied after Savannah fell to the Union. It is the Green-Meldrim House. Unfortunately, we did not take time to tour it. Next Savannah trip!

We walked by the location of the bus bench where Forrest Gump opened his box of chocolates.  The bench was not there. It was only in place for the filming of the movie. That did not stop many tourists from pretending they were sitting on a bench, while a friend took their photo. The Husband refused to do that. Spoil sport!

Imagine Forrest here.

There were monuments or statues in all the historic squares.

We had a very nice, very late lunch at the Six Pence Pub. A scene from the Julia Robert's movie Something To Talk About was shot there.

Somehow, we ended up back at Retro on Congress, during happy hour. What? Afterwards, we walked to our room. Good grief, we walked everywhere that day! Fun, but tiring.

After resting, we ended up at Circa 1875 - Gastro Pub for a delicious and decadent dinner. We shared:
  • Escargots - traditional garlic shallot herb butter
  • Foies de Poulet Saute - Seasoned chicken livers on top of savory brioche, carmelized Vadalia Onions, Quince preserves, and finished with natural pan sauce (OMG! OMG! Delicious!)
  • Profiteroles - With vanilla ice cream, topped with toasted pecans and hot fudge
  • Cocktails (Did I mention those?)
The wait staff was lovely! Any server who walked behind the bar (of course, we sat at the bar) was happy to help us. But, more importantly, they chatted us up, which we love.

Based on the recommendation of one of the servers at Circa 1875 - Gastro Pub, we walked to The Bohemian and ascended to their rooftop bar. We were amongst the young, trendy, cool people. It reminded us of our youth. We were young, trendy and cool at one time. However, we had to leave well before midnight, because it was past our bedtime!

We thoroughly enjoyed our day exploring Savannah on foot.

Have you been to Savannah? What did you enjoy?

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