Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Visit to Savannah

a long branch
Originally uploaded by mmahaffie
Karen and I are in Savannah, Georgia, for a long weekend. We're here partly in celebration of her birthday and partly just as a get-away. We both have election day off, and we both took Monday as well.

We're very much in low-key, chill mode. This is a great place for that. Savannah is, quiet simply, a lovely city. It is historic and southern and quiet yet hip and hopping with a strong college-town feel. The buildings are fascinating and the city layout is graceful, comfortable and a delight to walk about.

We've eaten at the Paula Deen restaurant (The Lady and Sons). That was somewhat by accident; we were looking for lunch after arriving about noon from the airport and that's the first place we came to. We've also eaten at a wonderful place called The Olde Pink House.

At one place, we looked over to the next table and saw a polo shirt with "Sussex County" written on it. I recognized Russ Archut, a retiree from the Sussex government in Delaware. We chatted over old times. The next morning, we found our carriage diver/tour guide had lived for a short time near Lewes, as a child. And our Olde Pink House waiter turned out to be a recent transplant from Annapolis whose vacation spot as a child was always Bethany Beach.

It's that sort of a place. like southern Delaware, in fact; a great place to visit that many people decide to stay in.

We've another day of wandering around with a camera ahead. We'll be back in time to vote on Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Love that city and lucky you two. I can't wait to spend more time there the next time we can get there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

First of all I really enjoy your blog. I live in DE too!
My husband & I will be going to Savannah in late Feb. & can hardly wait. Our granddaughter is in her freshman year at The Savannah School of Fine Art & Design. She already loves the city & is excited to be our tour guide.
Needless to say we are anxiously awaiting our trip down South.


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