Tourist in Savannah
Every now and then when I go on vacation, I tend to act like a tourist…
A few years ago…actually maybe about 8 or 9 years ago, we took a trip down to Savannah, GA.
On this trip, we stayed with friends who owned a house on a golf course on Skidaway Island (just outside the city).
Right before our trip, I read the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Since the novel took place in Savannah, I felt like I really knew the city after reading the book.
For some reason, I don’t have a picture of Mercer House though! (The house from the book.) You would think I would have remembered to photograph the house!
Anyway, I had to do all the touristy things…
Sit in some of the town squares.
Take a guided tour to all the historical homes…
Pose in front of the candy store on River St.
Eat at The Cotton Exchange overlooking the river. And dinner at a fabulous restaurant called Elizabeth on 37th – (no picture of that)
And eat lunch at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons. (This was their old location. They have moved since then.)
And of course I had to meet Paula, ham it up for a picture and have her sign a cookbook!
Then I ended the weekend taking photos of all the famous statues.
And that is how I acted like a tourist in Savannah!
I loved Savannah this spring!! I would love to go back!
Gorgeous City! I am actually from that area and River St is great!
I told my husband that after our trip to New York, I want to visit the South next. Hopefully, I won't have to wait another 20 years! I am jealous that you got to meet Paula Deen. She is one of my favorite Food Channel chefs! Her recipes seem a little heavy duty, but look oh so delicious!
You know that's my fave place to visit 🙂 Looks like you did all the right stuff!!
I'm dying to visit Savannah! And especially meet Paula Deen – she's my all-time favorite celebrity. You look so beautiful in all those pix!xoxo,Kim
Yes Heather, the recipes can be a little heavy (she loves her butter…) but delicious! It was so nice to meet her – she was very gracious.
Thanks Amanda (Dixie) – I see why that is your favorite place. Wonderful city!
Thanks Kim – you are too sweet! Paula is the best!
Looks great! I am seriously considering visiting Savannah next month! Your photos make this look like a wonderful place to visit.
I'd love to visit Savannah, just to drool over all the cool architecture.