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.
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.
There 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.