We’ve been in Savannah for over 24 hours and I think I’ve seen the entire city. At least the historic district. Photos will have to come later, since my laptop doesn’t want to pull photos from my card.
Last night, we ate dinner at Moon River Brewing. Seems like they had OK beer, but great liquor drinks. (I don’t drink beer.) We bought a certificate on restaurant.com and saved about $10. It’s still up in the air as to whether or not we saved money or broke even considering we also bought an appetizer. Reasonably priced food, though.
We found that Wet Willie’s makes the strongest, best daiquiris. Ever. Well, second to mine, because I make some great drinks. They do, however, make the closest drink to a Bahama Mama we’ve found since returning from the Bahamas. And they’re cheap. We’ve been there twice.
We walked this town like nobody’s business. The historic district has squares throughout and there are 22. There are two additional “squares” that have essentially been paved over and now a monument stands in it’s place. We found one of those. We saw all 22, plus one of the monuments in about 4 hours today. My legs ache.
The history behind Savannah is so interesting. It’s been fun hitting up all of the squares and reading the plaques, and comparing the squares to one another. One has a basketball court, most are just green spaces. Several have different fountains, while most have benches. It’s pretty cool. All have plaques so you can learn more of the history.
We’ve been staying within a street of the riverfront, which has been nice. I love the hotel we’re staying at.
It was 100 degrees today. With a heat index of 106 or 107, but at that point, who’s counting? I’ve mainly been drinking water, despite my diet Pepsi-drinking ways. (I’ve actually had one soda on this entire trip, and I’m going to see if I can go without the rest of the trip.)
We’ve done very little shopping, because we’ve been doing so much walking. We did, however, go into Paula Deen’s store (connected to her restaurant) to buy a few souvenirs, and the guy asked what state we were from. When we replied “North Carolina”, he said “Asheville?” And proceeded to say a lot of people from Asheville visit Savannah. weird.
You can drink everywhere here. I mean, everywhere. Open-container laws do not count in Savannah. I love it.
Tomorrow we’re heading to a cemetery and possibly Tybee Island before driving to Florida.