Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sprintime in Savannah
Apologies for the long hiatus! This past week was spring break for me. Although, I've discovered that as I go further with school, breaks aren't really as break-like as they once were. I still taught this week and I had some presentations to prepare for, so most of the week was like any other. However, K and I decided to take a long weekend at the end of break and finally go down and explore Savannah! I take pride in my southern heritage, so honestly it's a teensy bit embarrassing that I'd never been to Savannah before. It was pouring rain the whole first day we were there, as you can see from the above photo, but after that it cleared up a bit and we got to really enjoy the city.
We sought refuge from the rain at Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady and Sons. All I can say about this is that I better be on a diet for the next two weeks...wow....
Savannah is such a beautiful city to walk around, even after dark.
And even though it's one of the traditional "Old South" cities, it's still pretty eclectic. No idea what this picture on a wall was about, but I like it.
Can I just say that the selection of antiques shops in this city ROCKS!! We had such a fun time browsing the markets and goofing off. I thought this trapper hat was awesome, but K gave me a funny look. Oh well, not that I'd get much use out of it anyway *tear*
There are so many beautiful cemeteries in Savannah, and people just stroll around them as if they were normal parks. It's really interesting. Even in broad daylight, the cemeteries still have a spooky feeling because of all the Spanish moss and the sheer age of the headstones. It was even creepier after we found out that much of the city was built on top of super-old cemeteries that were not completely moved out of the way. No wonder it's the most haunted city in America. Next time I go, I've got to do one of the ghost tours.
Do you think the residents of this house would mind if I moved in? I'm sure there's plenty of room in there.
What a great mini-vacation! I'm so happy that Savannah is only about 30 minutes farther away from us than Charleston. Two beautiful cities within day-trip distance. Love it!