Tuesday, October 18

With rain in the forecast, we had decided to wish it away and devote a full day to Savannah. We started with breakfast on the porch and soon we trekked into the city and to the visitors center where we caught a trolley and made our first stop the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace. As you may know, she’s the founder of the Girl Scouts. I was a scout for 12 years, yes, 12 years. So, as you can imagine, this was a bit of a “have-to” for us. And I was so pleased that we took the tour. I learned much, much more about a person who had created an organization that is empowering to so many women. I even earned a pin for my visit which I snatched up with like a 12-year-old.

Rain did come, so we tucked ourselves into a little cafe along the City Market and attempted to wait it out.

We’d put our name in for a reservation at Lady and Sons and once our assigned time arrived, we dodged raindrops to get there. I must confess, I was disappointed in the restaurant, but am glad we went. Perhaps it was the crowd. Maybe it was the food. I think it was the fact that they forgot the fried green tomatoes I had ordered. However, good sweet tea. We were in the south, afterall, and they make the best sweet tea. A friend described it as approaching simple syrup. Agreed. Well said. We purchased an umbrella and continued our first day of touring.

As it was still raining, we decided to peruse the City Market a bit more and visit the Telfair Art Museum. As with all museums in Savannah, it was located in an incredible restored structure. Perhaps its most well-known piece is the Bird Girl which appears in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil“. I was on, you see, a bit of a quest to see some of the sites shown in the movie and mentioned in the book. This was one of the first. Alas, no photography allowed, but it was cool to see.

Cynical and I visited Savannah’s riveralk, walking along the cobblestone road a bit before heading up to see and photograph a few of the city’s square. 

We’d made a bit of a game out of stopping at as many as possible. There are 22 in all. I plan to determine how many we hit, but I venture to gues 20 in all.

We hopped off the trolley, got into our own vehicle and got dinner at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s. We had spied it during part of our trek that day and couldn’t resist the smell of the pizza.

We made our way back to our now beloved Tybee. Cynical slept and I watched “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” in preparation for a tour of the Mercer-Williams house. Rain lulled us to sleep and we slept well.

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