Thursday, July 22, 2010

Savannah trip

We just got back from Savannah, GA and we’re off again tomorrow to Villa Rica for a week.  I hope to share more photos and tell you a little about the trip when I return.

The historic district in Savannah is such a beautiful area.  The buildings are gorgeous and there are 22 famous squares to visit, plaques to read, sculptures and fountains to see and lots of great stores and restaurants.


I had afternoon tea at The Tea Room twice and also visited The Gryphon tea room with its authentic Tiffany glass fixtures.

Walking here is such a pleasure and everywhere you turn there are moss draped live oaks and brick paved pathways leading to wonderful historic homes.


 If walking becomes tiresome, there are tours by horse drawn buggy or by trolley.  We did an Oglethorpe trolley tour which included a 90 minute narrated tour of the historic district on the trolley and then unlimited van travel for the rest of the day. 


The fountain in Forsyth Park was created in 1858.  This is where we met the interesting “Gullah man” who was weaving lovely roses from reeds.  He was a poet and a veteran too.

P7181747 This wonderful fountain is one of only three or four like it in the world.  The sculpture is magnificent.

P7181745Can you see the detail in this center section with the bulrushes and birds with outstretched wings. 


Our hotel (The Planters Inn) was in a very convenient location.  I could walk out the door and be at The Tea Room on Broughton St. or on River Street in the opposite direction within five minutes.  Every afternoon we would relax in the lobby before dinner and enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese.  Room service meals were provided by the famous Olde Pink House restaurant right next door to the hotel.  We were told that the red Georgia clay building was whitewashed and so it turned pink.

P7181697There is much more to share from my Savannah trip, but for now I’d better get back to doing laundry, repacking and getting ready for a tea presentation I’m attending this afternoon.  I’ll look forward to catching up on all your terrific blogs in a week or so. 


Bernideen said...

I hope you plan to share about the tea presentation!

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful trip. This is someplace I would definitely love to visit.

Steph said...

I hope your tea presentation went well. Savanah looks lovely! I hope to visit there someday.

Val said...

Do you have a favorite historic house in Savannah that you would recommend? If all goes well in my husband's upcoming election, we hope to head that way this fall for a nice getaway. We'll be staying most of the time on Kiawah Island, off the coast of Charleston, but are seriously thinking about adding a day or two in Charleston as well. Everyone I know who has been there just raves about the city. I can't wait to (hopefully!) see it.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your Savannah trip. I visited Savannah a few years ago, and have a fall trip planned. Happy to know about the tea rooms. ~ Sarah

Marlena said...

Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures and I, too, want to hear about your tea presentation.

Angela McRae said...

Lovely photos! Savannah is one of my favorite cities to visit here in Georgia, and lucky you to be stationed so close to The Tea Room!

Justin said...

hey thanks for sharing awesome snaps but want to know about your tea presentation

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