Monday, January 27, 2014

Savannah: A Quick Trip

Jason had to go down to Savannah and St. Simon's Island this week for business. Since it was my off week, I went with him. We left on Tuesday afternoon and made it to Savannah in time for a late dinner. We ate at a burger joint near our hotel before crashing from the long drive.

Wednesday morning, Jason made a quick stop for work near our hotel, and then we headed to the historic district. Jason had never been there before, so there were lots of things I wanted to show him! Unfortunately, we only had a few hours. We didn't get to see it all, but that just means we will have to go back!

The first place we went was River Street. It was freezing that morning, so we had to drive it. Next we headed to Ellis Square. Last time I was in Savannah it was under construction. It is an open area with a big fountain for kids to play in when it's warm. Obviously the fountain wasn't on that day! From Ellis Square, we walked to St. John's Cathedral. It's so gorgeous. All the details amaze me!

Jason inside the Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
The Colonial Park Cemetery was just down the street from St. John's, so we headed there next.

We also stopped by Independent Presbyterian Church. This is the steeple where they drop the feather from at the beginning of Forrest Gump.

We also checked out the Paula Deen Store and a pet store called The Grateful Hound. We had to pick up some souvenirs for our girls! 

Our last stop in Savannah was lunch at the Pirates' House. The restaurant holds the oldest house in Georgia, and our table was in that portion of the restaurant. 

Fireplace in the oldest house in Georgia.
After our lunch, it was back on the road to St. Simon's Island. We didn't get to do anything fun there. Jason checked out the work to be done, and we were back on the road toward home. A very quick trip, but we still had a good time. I love Savannah and am looking forward to going back sometime when we can stay a little bit longer!

No comments:

Post a Comment