Sunday, June 21

Savannah


We arrived to Sweet Savannah in the late afternoon and we immediately checked in to the hotel. Savannah is definitely a walking town so no need for our car.

We decided to walk down to the Riverfront area.


After some walking we decided to have dinner. We had made reservations for a restaurant in that area named Vic's on the River. We were able to sit near the Sherman Map, a map found during renovations of the buildings which is believe to be drawn by Union Soldiers detailing General Sherman's march from Tennessee to Georgia during the Civil War.

It was pretty incredible to see what areas where detailed on a map almost a hundred years ago. The table also overlooked the river so we were able to watch the sunset while enjoying the amazing food.

We started with Fried Green Tomatoes, then I had the Fried Shrimp and the hubby had the Parmesan Flounder.


They were both incredible. I only wish we could have taken some to the hotel with us for a late night snack.

After dinner we continued our stroll of the area. Some great antique stores, if we ever do a road trip again we are taking a bigger car. Lesson learned. Or perhaps the hubby knew what he was doing.


We visited a couple of bars in the area to get out of the heat and then decided on checking out a dueling piano bar, Savannah Smiles, for the night.



We had previously been to a dueling piano bar while visiting San Antonio a couple of years ago and really enjoyed ourselves. This place did not disappoint and after several hours, yes several, we decided we needed to call it a night. We aren't 21 after all.

The next morning we got up bright and early to get in line for reservations to Paula Deen's restaurant. It's first come first serve so basically you stand in line waiting to just make a reservation. I would complain but it is Paula Deen after all. Check out the line.


After getting our dinner reservation we headed to take a trolley tour of Savannah. With well over 20 square in Savannah we figured we needed a tour to give us a heads up on where we wanted to go.

Did I mention how hot is was? The temps were in the 90's but the humidity was intense. I don't think I could have drank enough water to replace all that was sweated that day. I know...sexy.

I complained to the hubby after a while and within 10 minutes saw this:


Poor guy was in khakis, a sports coat and a tie. I really hope those pictures were worth it.

Savannah is the mecca for girls scouts. It's the birthplace of their founder, Juliette Gordon Low. We ran into three or four group of girls scouts throughout the day, some serious dedication.


After the trolley tour we went by foot through some of the squares we found interesting. At first it was strategic but I'm pretty sure by the time we left Savannah we saw them all.


We decided on visiting Forsyth Park. I love that park...the famous water fountain.


We had to take a quick pic.


Then it was back to the hotel for a quick nap and to get ready for dinner. We may have stopped a couple more times for pictures.


After our nap we made it to Paula Deen's ya'll.



Um, did I already mention this trip we decided on throwing calories out the window???

The hubby had the awesome buffet but I decided on the crab cakes meal. They were soo good and the black beans were one of the best I EVER had. I also had some fried collard greens. I've never really eaten collard greens but these bad boys were fried and delicious.


After dinner we decided to walk off the billion calories we happily consumed. Another beautiful Savannah night.


Earlier that day we found out that a free concert was being held at Forsyth Park that night. It apparently was a graduation concert for Savannah College Art & Design 2009 Grads. We decided to head over to check out the concert and it was packed. We ended up catching Michael Franti and The Spearhead band, new to us but well worth the trip.


We stayed as long as we could before the skies decided to open up and rain all over our parade. So much for that beautiful sunset.

The following day we packed up and did some last minute sight seeing and then on the road we went.

We made a pit stop in Atlanta. First Ikea....How I wish there was an Ikea in Nashville. After my Ikea fix we eat dinner at Chipotle, my hubby's favorite. A Nashville location is opening soon thankfully. After dinner we headed home.

It was an awesome couple of days getting to know some wonderful Southern cities. How I miss them all in one way or the other.

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