Savannah, I love you. January 3rd, 2013
We spent a long New Years weekend wandering the gorgeous, cobble-lined streets of Savannah, GA. Though our original travel plans called for the sun and beach in the Bahamas, one US Airways cancelled flight (and THE WORST customer service EVER), changed all that. One of the downsides, I suppose, of choosing a super-remote destination (with a limited ferry schedule as well) is that you can’t necessarily get an immediate replacement flight there. We would have had to wait an extra 48 hours to reschedule, but by that point we’d dealt with too many rude, unhelpful, and just plain meanie-head US Airways employees, so we didn’t feel like letting them have our money anyways. And, rather than cut an already quick trip in half, we decided to make the best of it at the last minute, and headed south via Amtrak instead. Unpack bathing suits and sundresses, repack jeans, boots, and sweaters, and we were off.
Savannah is simply beautiful: the lush park squares, quaint old houses, stories of ghosts and hauntings, horse carriages, friendly people, amazing food, and southern drawls. I was smitten. Trip highlights: walking along River Street and watching the cargo ships come in, an amazing dinner at Noble Fare and their little kitchen under the staircase, a leisurely 2-hour bike tour of the city, watching the Redskins dominate the Cowboys and win the NFC East on an outdoor large-screen tv (with other Skins fans!!), eating all. the. pralines., napping in the sun in Forstyhe Park, wandering around out under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge to take pictures, singing along to Simple Man and Free Bird with the live band in City Market after midnight on New Years, watching fireworks out our hotel window, touring the Bonaventure Cemetery on Jan 1, and watching the world go by on the long train ride home… Also, adding to my reading list – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – anyone have this book I can borrow or trade for?
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