Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The rest of the story....

Continuing on with our adventures during February, we made a wonderful trip to Savannah GA. We took a day  and drove straight through from Myrtle Beach to Savannah making a couple of short stops along the way. It was a really interesting drive and if ever I have the chance to visit the south again we will definitely make time to explore Charleston. 

Our accommodations at the Oglethorpe Inn & Suites were lovely. 
We later learned that the hotel takes its name from the man who
 founded Savannah, General James Oglethorpe, back in 1733! 
We booked a tour of historic Savannah which included the
Victorian section as well. What a wealth of history the city has 
to offer as we were soon overwhelmed. The wrought iron work 
on the homes and building impressed me so much. If we ever 
get to return I will make an effort to photograph as much of it
 as possible. 

                                                                      Unfortunately the weather was cold and wet the day of the tour and we couldn't get photos through the plastic panels of  the trolley. Here is one of the horse-drawn carriages that would have been lovely in the summer.

That night we dined at the Boar's Head Grill & Tavern                                                   
down on the river front. Bob was so taken by the name 
that he insisted that we give it a try. I was more                              
interested in going to the restaurant where legend has it 
a pirate died in one of the upstairs rooms. He won and 
the decor did not let us down! The restaurant was in 
what was once one of the cotton warehouses 
constructed in 1780. So much history, lots of old brick 
and exposed beams; it was delightful as was the food. It was here that I tasted 'Chocolate Bread Pudding'.

Below is a view from the river's edge of one of these 
warehouse buildings. Note the wrought iron balconies so typical of Savannah.

The next day I met with a guild member for lunch and before I knew it, it was time to prepare for the trunk show I was giving for the ladies of the Waving Girls Chapter of SAGA. they received me warmly and I hope to see many of them in Atlanta in Oct. They are a wonderful, hardworking group of ladies who continuously make garments for the Wee Care Program along with many other work for charity.