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Our Day In Savannah…

Never had been to Savannah But. I have fallen in love with this lovely Southern City!

So beautiful with the moss hanging from the trees…

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We parked under these lovely moss laden trees…

There are 22 park-like squares throughout the city…

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Savannah was the first planned city… and this plan is today called “The Oglethorpe Plan“… 

and the homes… some huge… but with a classical beauty

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The pastel colors… the laid back atmosphere… the water… the shops… the river traffic…

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We watched as this tugboat moved down the Savannah River…

The history… so fascinating…

I will go there again… A one time trip is not enough!…

It was only 20 minutes to Savannah from where we were at Tybee Island

Loved that!

We viewed the city as we drove through…

I take in all details… the colors, the people, the buildings, the decor…

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I knew we wanted to see the Riverfront

and we found it easily with the directions I had gotten off of a map from the Motel…

We parked… and found the rustic stone/brick steps going down to a lower street level….

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As you can see the steps are steep and original…

Immediately… the Savannah River is before you…

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One of my favorite photos I took…

We decided to go up one way since we seemed to have come down pretty much in the middle

We visited several shops… staffed with the friendliest people…

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This shop had every type of peanut you could imagine and open cans of each for tasting anything you wanted to try!

I tasted several!

We checked out a Store dedicated to all kinds of Honey… Tasting several as the nice young lady explained where they came from…

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Yummy!

We checked out a funky hat store… and It’s there I bought a pair of new sandalsNO, not a hat… I was in for some walking … and my old ones were on their last leg…

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I talked to this Artist ( Simba ) who painted on discarded items… Very friendly… origianally from Jamaica and going to school in Savannah…

There were numerous artists along the waterfront and even a lady singing… but, too far away to get a good picture…

We walked and looked in several shops and then decided to quench our thirst at an outside table area of the Dockside Restaurant…

They had Mimosa on special… and so I chose that…

Quite refreshing… Champagne and orange Juice…

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Bobby checking out the view as we had a refreshing drink…

We walked and viewed the bridge that crosses the River… and the ships that were docked…

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We watched the people and saw two River Paddle Boats…

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similar to our Belle of Louisville here in Louisville

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( The Belle )

We viewed a memorial for World War II Veterans shaped like a globe… very pretty!…

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We sat at benches along the River… and viewed the Open Air Market… full of all kinds of items for sale…

I asked the clerk at one of the shops I liked , “Where is “The Waving Girl” statue …I wanted to see this in particular after reading about it… and he said, “You are almost there… just pass the Open Market and where the greenery starts”…

We found her and I just loved it!… It represents Florence Martus (1869-1943) who supposedly greeted the sailors and fisherman returning home … By day she waved a handkerchief and by night a lantern… for 44 years…The staue was created by Felix de Weldon

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Another statue that was made popular by the book and movieMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil“…  called “The Bird Girl“… is replicated in smaller statues in lots of the shops we visited… Very pretty also!… I found out later it was moved from the “Bonaveture Cemetery” to the “Telfair Museum of Art”… Maybe next trip… I’ll get to see it in person…yhst-10599332836763_2273_58564033

A Statue depicting a remembrance of the suffering of Slavery was beautiful…

The words of Maya Anjelou were engraved on the base…

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We walked and looked until we finally had to give it up

Hopefully we will be able to make another trip to this beautiful city of Savannah!