July 19, 2011

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.

Owens-Thomas House

With 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.
I felt like I really knew the city after reading that book.
I don't know why I don't have a picture
 of Mercer House though!  (The house from the book.)

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...
Gingerbread House

Davenport House


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,
(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!


And then I ended the weekend
 embarrassing my friends
 while I took pictures of statues!

And that is how I acted like a tourist in Savannah!

Have you visited this lovely city?





10 comments:

  1. I loved Savannah this spring!! I would love to go back!

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  2. Gorgeous City! I am actually from that area and River St is great!

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  3. 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!

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  4. You know that's my fave place to visit :-) Looks like you did all the right stuff!!

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  7. Thanks Amanda (Dixie) - I see why that is your favorite place. Wonderful city!

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  8. Thanks Kim - you are too sweet! Paula is the best!

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  9. Looks great! I am seriously considering visiting Savannah next month! Your photos make this look like a wonderful place to visit.

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  10. I'd love to visit Savannah, just to drool over all the cool architecture.

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