To celebrate Ken’s 72nd birthday we spent a couple of days traipsing around Savannah.
One of the benefits of volunteering around the country is that we get to spend a few months in an area, which allows us to take side trips and visit nearby places and attractions.
Savannah is only about a hundred miles from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, so it went on the list of places to visit even before we arrived here.
I think we were both surprised by how much there is to see in Savannah and although we took the trolley, we still managed to get in plenty of steps by walking from the riverfront to Liberty Street/Chippewa Square, Jones Street, and beyond.
We stayed at the beautiful and comfortable Hilton Savannah DeSoto hotel where the staff was very welcoming. They surprised us by leaving fresh fruit, cheesecake and wine in our room for Ken’s birthday.
The trolley was a real bargain and because the city is so large, it really is the best way to see everything.
We enjoyed eating dinner on the riverfront one night and especially liked the fried green tomatoes and crab cakes! The second night was a little more laid back with dinner at the Mellow Mushroom.
The squares are quite beautiful and represent just a sampling of Savannah’s rich history that dates back to 1733 with the arrival of Gen. James Oglethorpe who named the city for King George II. We didn’t see all of the 22 squares, but we did see Chippewa, Wright, Johnson, and Monterey, just to name a few.
On our final morning there, we toured the Mercer House, which belonged to Jim Williams – the main character in the non-fictional book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Well, that about sums up our trip, except for pictures, of course… Enjoy!
Dorothy & Ken (the birthday boy)