Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day trip to Savannah, GA

I've known Kathleen for seven years. Kath has dreamed that she's known me all her life - at least she says it seems like a lifetime. I'm not sure that's a compliment. I've been going to Hilton Head, SC with her maybe 5 years. It seems like each year we say we're going to Savannah for a day trip. This year we finally did and it rained all day. :( Because of the rain it wasn't much fun to do anything.

We did walk to see a little bit. From near the river - the Savannah River - we walked south down Bull St. It runs north and south through the middle of town. We walked to the south side to Forsyth Park Fountain. Along the way we passed through several squares. These are parks about one block square. Each has some center piece like a statue with very old and very large trees shading everything. Very southern looking. They would be especially nice to see on a sunny spring day with everything a bloom. There are something like 24 squares in Savannah with one just a couple of blocks from another.

Kathleen and Payton in front of Forsyth Park Fountain

Walking back up to the river, we stopped and had lunch at Gryphon Tea Room. We had a sandwich, coffee and tea and a little dessert. It felt right nice having lunch there.

Closer to the river we took Payton to see Santa. I had called his office to check his appearance schedule and we got lucky that we were going to be in the same place at the same time. We had a picture taken but I don't have it just yet. I will post it later. Outside the store Payton and I gave our best 'Boston Legal' pose in one of those white chairs Denny and Allan sat in.We next walked down to the river front, looked around, visited a candy store, watched the candy being made, partook in some of that fine candy, pulled our jackets up around our necks, walked back to the truck and headed back to the island. Savannah will just have to be visited again on a nicer day.

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