Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Savannah GA

We arrived here at the Isle of Hope Marina on Sunday in the rain and went into Savannah on Monday.  The Marina gave us a ride to Walmart where you catch the city bus into downtown for only $1.50 per person.  The bus driver told us where to get off so we could walk over to the visitor center and get on a trolley that takes you all around Savannah with narration and fourteen stops.  You can get off at any of the fourteen stops and then get back on when you like.  The buses come by ever fifteen minutes.  We've done this in other cities and it's a great way to get all the info you can in a day.  In short here is a brief history.

There's a lot of history from this time to the end of the civil war.  The city was spared by Sherman during the civil war when his forces had burned and destroyed everything they encountered on their March to the Sea from Atlanta.   He was so awed by Savannah's beauty and chose not to destroy it.  Instead he presented it to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift.  Really a beautiful city.  While we were there you can't leave without having dinner a Paula Dean's "Lady and Sons" restaurant. I had the chicken pot pie and Jan went for the buffet so she could have the fried chicken.  Just before we got there the rain started and a tornado watch was given until 9:00 that night.  We decided to take a taxi back to the boat instead of the bus.  Today we slept in while it rained all night until about 11:00 this morning.  We cleaned the boat and got it ready for tomorrow when we leave for Hilton Head.  We did take Chloe for a walk around the marina and checked out the many southern style houses along the bank of the river.  Very cool homes.  Oh by the way, Spanish Moss is neither from Spain nor is it moss.  The English settlers called it that because it looked like the beards of the Spanish settlers.  Who knew?

Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church 1875

Everyone wants to go here, so they say.

Ellis Square laid out in 1733
City Market

Had lunch here that was made famous by a scene in John Berendt's book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
City Market
What can I say?

Down on the river front they were filming a show of "American Grilled"

The Lady and Sons buffet

Couldn't help myself before I took the picture
House next to the marina

Looking down the street from the marina, just love the Spanish Moss

Another cool house.

Looking down the street again.  The pink flowers are Azaleas.
This is the marina looking across from some of these houses

This is the courtesy car you can use for 2 hours.  Headed out to dinner tonight.


  1. Just Beautiful! I need to put it on my Bucket List! Miss you, Lu-Lu

  2. We loved Savannah....had a great time when we were there. Kelly and June