Thursday, September 24, 2015

Savannah or Bust

The month of September has been pretty great. My husband and I have been hosts to a lovely young woman from Copenhagen, who has been here working as my husband's apprentice. (More about that in a future post.) 

Me and Laura, the apprentice

We have had a great time taking her around Atlanta and making her eat things like grits, key lime pie, banana pudding and hushpuppies.  It's been a lot of fun for us to experience the city we have called home for 23 years through the eyes of a newcomer. 
We wanted to show her a little more of the south and and since it was Tom's birthday weekend we decided to head to Savannah for a few days.

We took a Trolly Tour to get an overview of the city and explored the historic downtown area. Leopold's Ice Cream, Paris Market and River Street were all checked off of our "to do" list.

Lucky for us, we have friends on Wilmington Island who invited us out for a boat ride. We boated out to a little island,  went for a swim and had the treat of seeing a dolphin. Later that night we went out for a birthday dinner and Laura, the intern, tried her first raw oyster. She said it was good but didn't understand what all the fuss was about. I agree with the later, the good part, not so much.

As far as I am concerned, no trip to Savannah is complete without a trip to the beautiful and mysterious Bonaventure Cemetery, I am a bit of a cemetery nut though. I love the carvings, ironwork and symbolism. The Spanish  moss in the trees is just the icing on the cake for me.

If you have never been to Savannah, I encourage you to go. It is the perfect combination of a city moving forward while deeply rooted in the history of the past. I consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the country, if not the world.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to Laura. And congrats on becoming Tom's apprentice, an enviable position. Thanks for the tour Paula. Great photos.