Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 2: Savannah, GA

On our second day we decided to drive in to Savannah to spend the day. The historic district of the city is absolutely gorgeous. However, the weather there is miserably hot and humid. Seriously, it was unbearable....and I say this as an Alabamian. I am acclimated to summers in the South where daily temps sore into the 100' Savannah the heat index is well over 100 with humidity of about 900% and NO breeze. Just stale HOT, THICK air. I would love to go back to January! It's a beautiful city and I would love to go back when I can enjoy it without the distraction of the heat.

River Street. When the city was founded this was the street just off the river and served as the city's market place. It is still where the main shopping in the city is located and still has the original cobblestone street.

Gordon Square. We took every opportunity possible to seek sanctuary in the beautiful, shaded squares. These are all from the original city. They each have a statue or a fountain, and each square has a church and a bank outside of it. The huge Live Oaks with Spanish Moss are gorgeous.

The streets of the historic district

Oglethorp Square: One of the few times I'm not behind the camera

Doesn't Chris look thrilled to have his picture taken???

One of the Cathedrals

Some interesting stuff you see while walking down the street.

While we were walking out of one of the squares, a nice man handed the kids these roses he had made out of the reeds from the marshes.

Pretty cool
The building you see behind Kaylyn is The Lady and Sons' restaurant. Paula Deen is Kaylyn's hero. The child has spent many hours watching her show, starting at about 3 years old. I don't know what her fascination is with cooking shows, but she loves them all. When we told her we were spending the day in Savannah, her first response was, "Do you know what's in Savannah??? Paula Deen's restaurant!!!" So we HAD to go eat lunch there. Luckily we were able to get in at a descent time. Another day we ate at a restaurant Rachel Ray had made famous in her $40 a day show. It was a little hole in the wall place on Hilton Head Island with the best seafood. Kaylyn ended up eating a places promoted by both of her cooking heroes!

Enjoying her meal

After lunch we decided to ride out to Tybee Island. There's not a lot there for those of us just passing through and sight seeing. There is a lighthouse which is one of the few of it's kind still functioning. By the time we made it out there, we were so hot and exhausted, we opted to not climb the 154 feet to the top :)

After visiting Savannah, we decided to head back to Hilton Head and find some ice cream. While we were driving along, lost, we came upon these deer. They just stood there looking at us. I'm sure they were wondering what the heck we were doing in their territory.

We finally found the ice cream parlor, which had the BEST home made ice cream in town. The perfect end to the day :)

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