Thursday, December 3, 2009

Savannah just became one of my favorite cities.

The history of the colony is layered upon layer and the beauty of the historic district is unrivaled!

The town has 23 grassy squares. Most feature a monument or fountain and are surrounded by antebellum buildings.

All of which are veiled by Spanish moss. (Did you know that it is called Spanish moss because the local Indians said it looked like the conquistadors’ beards. The British thought that quite funny and the name stuck. Once Henry Ford decided to use it for seat stuffing in his cars, but he had to recall it because people were being attacked by chiggers.) There is so much Spanish moss in Savannah that some trees looked like matted-haired beasts!

Chris and I rode a trolley through town then walked along River Street, which was built with the ballasting stones from the bellies of the boats. Now, a Christmas light-decked River Queen docks there.

Chris' uncles run a Victorian Bed & Breakfast there, Park Avenue Manor. We lounged in their parlor(s) for a while and they treated us to dinner at Six Pence Pub, where Julia Roberts catches her cheating husband, Dennis Quaid
in "Something to Talk About." Other stories set there include "Cape Fear," "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and songs like "Moon River" by Johnny Mercer.


Gail said...

It sounds like so much fun. I hope I can go there some day and see everything you saw!

Heather Paige Hunt said...

Oh glen would love for you to come! You would really enjoy it. the place is truly enchanting.

Gail said...

Glenn just left yesterday after spending the night in Chris' old lumpy bed (which he said was actually comfortable!) He said he loved having you guys visit him. Yeah, I would definitely love going there!

Heather Paige Hunt said...

I'm glad they enjoyed it! We enjoyed it very much. :)

Oh I thought they were going to be home at the same time we were so that we could see them again. hmph.