Monday, April 21, 2008

Savannah, GA

What an increadible city!! Seriously...I could SO live in the Historic district...although, it is terribly close to slums on one side...

We had the most amazing time in Savannah. It would have been better if 1) we were not BOTH sick for the trip and 2) if it had been OVER 62 degrees. NEXT time we will know enough of the city to plan some fun stuff...we didn't even get to see Bonaventure cemetary or the famous museum...still...we are so close and its so beautiful there...I know we will be back...

We took a trolly tour...many of them are the same...you just have to get on line and figure out which one you want to take...our tour guide was hysterical and had TONS of history to give us...it went by so fast that I think I'll be purchasing a guidebook for the next journey. I can't remember most of what he told me...

Some photo highlights...

This is where we lunched...nothing fancy...in fact, we had the rudest waitress we've ever had there...but the food was good old down-home diner cooking and it was a REAL train car at the REAL depot...



These were cotton warehouses when cotton was still king. Now they are art studios converted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD restores MANY old buildings - meticulously, I might add - and uses them for facilities buildings for their students.



If you are a Forrest Gump fan you might recognize this...think opening credits...think following a floating feather...



How about this? Do you recognize it? Its from "Something to Talk About" with Julia Roberts.



And here is the now infamous Mercer House from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.



How about a 300 year old oak tree? Seriously, the squares and the trees with the Spanish Moss are not to be believed. The entire area is just lush and gorgeous.



And my favorite part of the trip - River Street. Those are original buildings and original cobblestone streets. AND the Savannah Candy Kitchen is on River Street...they have the "original" Pecan Praline...yummy!



Grandma and Grandpa Kleeberger are in town visiting with the boy...I'll have pictures of that soon too...

I've gotten my hands on some baby pictures of Scott and have been looking for the "matching" photo of Jay in my vast collection...I'll try to get some of those up too. Its funny to me how many of the shots that were taken of Scott as a toddler are duplicated in our collection of Jayden photos. I have a cool project in mind for them all.

Now...If I could only get some scrap time!

Peace, everyone!

3 comments:

Sam said...

We were hoping to hit Savannah on our road trip this summer, but have decided to save it for it's own getaway. After seeing your photos, I'm so glad we did. Visiting Savannah has been a goal for as long as I can remember and I want to do this beautiful city justice!

It looks like you had a lovely little vacation even with not feeling well.

Gina said...

So beautiful! I went with my family to visit when I was tiny. Unfortunately, I don't remember any of it. I'm so glad you had a good time!
Gina

MaryC said...

I love Historical places and I love Southern Architecture. I am so jealous! I bet you had the best time ever.