Fall Break rolled around again and Johnny and I headed out on a quick trip to Savannah to celebrate my wonderful news. Savannah is a BEAUTIFUL city and we had a great time. The weather was absolutely perfect, a bit cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons. We stayed at a lovely B & B called the Dresser Palmer House. This is a view from the front porch where we relaxed with our coffee.
The garden out back was so pretty. I can only imagine how gorgeous that wisteria vine is when in full bloom in the spring! There were strands of white lights interwoven all along the balcony railings.
Beauty was everywhere. Look at the gold dome on this stately building. There are art galleries and antique shops everywhere and we walked and shopped and walked some more in an attempt to walk off all the scrumptious food we ate. Unfortunately, I brought two lbs home as an unexpected souvenir. :((
Where else in the world can you ride in a passenger car pulled behind a genuine steam powered locomotive?
Here it is on the turn around. That's a platform that rotated to enable the locomotives to head out down the rails. We rode right up front where we could experience the smell of the coal burning and hear the hiss of the steam.
All that walking helped us work up quite an appetite. The Lady and Sons Restaurant was SOOOO good! We were hoping to get a glimpse of Paula, but she was in New York. :((
Our waiter was nice enough to take our picture. We were STUFFED, can I tell you?
We visited Colonial Cemetery where the Union soldiers kicked over grave markers and defaced them by changing the dates to make it look like people lived hundreds of years or died before they were born. These markers are mounted on the wall because no one knows where the actual graves are.
Bonaventure Cemetery has many beautiful statues carved to replicate the likeness of the deceased. This sweet girl died of pneumonia at age 6, leaving her daddy so grief stricken that he was unable to speak.
We visited St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, an amazingly gorgeous church. As difficult as life was back in the 1800's, somehow there was always time to build beautiful places of worship.
We drove out to the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation and watched these guys hard at work creating links for an iron chain.
On our last night in town, we dined at The Olde Pink House. What a meal that was! Yum!
It was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Now it's time to DIET!!!!!
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