October 31, 2013

Savannah's Southern Charm

Another perfect day.  The people here are friendly and hospitable.  Everyone we saw said "good morning" or "hi y'all."

We met Savannah Dan at 10AM.  He's a wonderful tour guide with a great sense of humor.  He had tons of stories to tell and knew his history.  The walking tour took about 2 hours.
Savannah is very tourist friendly.  DOT (Dept. of Transportation) offers free shuttle bus, ferry and streetcar rides.  We rode the shuttle bus yesterday; the ferry this afternoon.  Tomorrow we'll hunt down the street car.
This glorious fountain is situated in Forsyth Park.  The park began in the 1840s when 10 acres of land was donated for public use by William Hodson.  Governor John Forsyth expanded the park to 30 acres.  In 1851, the fountain was built in Forsyth's honor.
The Candler Oak is a live oak tree and is thought to be one of the oldest landmarks in the area.  It is about 300 years old.
We walked a lot of miles today and rewarded ourselves with chocolate shakes.  Leopold's Ice Cream is really, really, really good!  (Ask Dan - he recommended the place!)
The shake is so big it didn't fit into one glass!

Linking to:
Katherine's Corner
Little Things Thursday




9 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Snap said...

How wonderful! I feel like I'm in Savannah with you. Chocolate shakes are on my *favorite things* list! Yum!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful fountain. And that is MY kind of milk shake!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Savannah Dan -- perfect name for a tour guide of this lovely place. :)

Pride In Photos said...

Another city that has been on my bucket list for years...you make it as delightful as I have pictured in my head.

Kim Cunningham said...

Savannah is such a beautiful city! I went to university very nearby.

Deanna said...

I am going to Charleston in the early spring and definitely hope to make it to Savannah while there. Great shots and I will put Leopold's Ice Cream on my list!!

Nancy said...

You were only an hour from me here at St. Simons Island...Savannah is a beautiful old town and has so much interesting history. I am so glad you enjoyed your tour with Savannah Dan. You really got some great shot of this old city....

Kathy McB said...

I have only heard wonderful things about Savannah...and your post just adds to the list :)