One of the 22 historic squares in Savannah, Georgia.
Welcome to Day 2 of our road trip.
Our first stop was Charleston, SC – which is a beautiful city.
Today, we visited Savannah, Georgia. I had heard so many wonderful things about this historical city and couldn’t wait to explore it on our own.
We decided to take a tour because it would be hard to sufficiently explore the historic district by foot in the one day we had.
Many of the tours are on trolleys with multiple stops so that you can get off and on.
The homes were just lovely with many of them built in the 1700’s.
Each historic square, is a park that is surrounded by homes.
Many of the churches have steeples.
The Savannah River is located by the historic district and you can eat some fabulous food and see the boats go by.
According to the sign, this is a ‘real’ barber shop as opposed to a ‘fake’ one I suppose 😉
The arborist in me loves trees and there were so many old, live oaks.
We took some time to do a bit of shopping as well, stopping by Byrds Famous Cookies, which are a Savannah staple. These bite-sized cookies come in many different flavors.
Of course, we sampled some of the flavors at the ‘cookie bar’. My favorites were peach and red velvet.
Do you know whose restaurant this is?
(It’s Paula Deen’s restaurant – we made reservations a week ago and ate a delicious, yet fattening lunch 😉
After a wonderful day in Savannah, we drove to a plantation, just outside the city.
This is Wormsloe Plantation, which was built in 1736.
You can see the Spanish moss hanging from the trees.
The entrance was just what I imagined the entry to a plantation would look like.
The drive was lined with 400 live oak trees.
After we parked, we walked a short distance to the ruins of the plantation house…
A path behind the house led to a marsh.
Another pathway led to a colonial village recreation.
There were guides in period costume, who explained how life was back in the early 1700’s.
After leaving the plantation, we spent time visiting a small island called Tybee Island, which I wrote a separate blog post about.
We are having a great time so far.
I have learned that a pineapple represents hospitality, so at many hotels, you will see a pineapple symbol.
Also, the sweet tea is really sweet.
Thank you for joining me for our road trip. Six days more days to go…and here is what we did the next day.