Monday, August 15, 2011

Savannah Georgia
This past weekend we had a short family getaway to Savannah - about a 3 hour drive southeast for us and we had the most amazing time!
This is what greeted us Friday a.m. - what a gorgeous sunrise last Friday. The sun rays were just spearing through the clouds and the prettiest pinks and purples in the sky were breathtaking.

Savannah Dan was our tour guide - he was fabulous in his searsucker suit and bow tie. We really feel like we learned a lot about the true history of Savannah plus he's a bit of a comedian so he was entertaining as well.  He certainly is used to the weather because we were all dripping with sweat after walking for over 2 hours and I don't think I saw one sweat bead on his forehead. 
Highly recommend Savannah Dan as a tour guide if you ever visit Savannah and want a tour!

After our morning walking tour of the city we ate lunch at the highly recommended The Olde Pink House.  The food was incredible  - the house gorgeous - and the service spot on! 

Just loved these kerosene lamps all over the city!

Juliette Low residence - she was the founder of the Girl Scouts - our tour guide kept calling this Girl Scout Mecca! lol

Loved all these older homes - the trees covered with moss and just the quaint ombience of the city!

One of the many cemetaries in the city. We were going to go on a ghost tour after dinner on Saturday but it poured like crazy so we went back to the hotel after our amazing dinner  The Chart House!

Owens-Thomas house - got to take a tour inside but unfortunately no photos allowed. Beautiful inside & out!

Leopolds Ice Cream shop - highy recommend!! Great history and yummy ice cream!

Down on the river ~ loved all the shops and art!

Sunday we went over to Tybee island and were all amazing to see this tanker carrying all these containers! Crazy full!

Then our last stop before heading home - Ft. Pulaski
Gorgeous and picturesque is all I can say. Thought the boys would be a bit bored looking around but they really enjoyed it and seeing the canons being shot.

So enjoyed our trip to Savannah and we certainly plan to go back when we have more time to see more of this amazing and beautiful city! Even the boys commented how they wanted to go back because they enjoyed it so much!

Have a great week!

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