Savannah – A Southern Belle

Fountain at Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia

The Spanish moss was my favorite in Savannah, Georgia. You can see it hanging from the trees in Forsyth Park (pictured above), but also, most beautifully, at Wormsloe Historic Site. Not far from Savannah, this is the place where the first settlers arrived from England in 1733. A “Spanish Moss Avenue” is leading to the ruins and a little museum, where you can learn more about life in the 18th century.

I only spent two nights in Savannah back in April 2016, but really loved the place, having never been to Georgia before.

There is a lot to explore in the city itself, with its beautiful houses, parks, and a lot of restaurants, some of them featuring Southern cuisine. (Yes, I did try fried okra, but have to admit, I am not really a fan.)

Equally impressive is the Savannah River, and the big container ships going upstream or downstream, sometimes being steered by (comparatively) tiny but powerful tug boats.

I took a little tour on the river on the Savannah River Queen, a paddle-wheel riverboat. I enjoyed the different view of Savannah’s historic riverfront, and the scenery along the river.

And, since I absolutely love lighthouses, I stopped by at the Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island.

Then it was time to get back to the hotel at the waterfront. A short, but memorable trip.

Savannah River, Georgia

2 Comments

  1. I have been thinking about taking a trip down to Savannah to meet with a ole’ Navy buddy that I was over in Nam with. Since I just love to “snoop around” in History, this would be one way to see this Historic place. However, it is a 8 hr. drive away for me or more. Not sure if I want to drive that far. My Buddy tells me it’s a great City to visit. Filled with History and very Haunted at places. That’s just right for me. So much to see there, but so little time. Nice Images, by the way.

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