Monday, March 16, 2009
Savannah Day One
We got up early Sunday and were on the road by 8:30am. Our first stop was St. Mary's Ga for lunch at a cute bar and grill right on the river. I had been wanting to visit St. Mary's ever since I had been reading about the Altered Jubilee which was held in the town each spring. The artists who visited and taught at AJ were some of the best the altered art world had to offer. We only toured the town and ate some fresh fish and shrimp but I will go back. The town is filled with about 3 solid blocks of darling shops, beautiful Victorian homes and restaurants and B&Bs.
On to Savannah and our amazing B&B, The Kehoe House. Our hosts here are gracious, the rooms exquisite and a person would be hard pressed to be hungry or thirsty as there is food, wine, tea etc available. Can't wait until 8 am when we will go to the dinning room in this historic house for our custom breakfasts. Our menus were on our bed last night along with two home baked cookies.
Aftr we arrived, we unpacked and freshened up and headed down for the complimentary wine, cheese, fruit, crackers and tea severed daily from 5-7. We walked around our square taking pictures of the green dyed water fountain and the many historic homes that surround the square
Our trolley picked up up a bit before 7pm for our haunted tour of Savannah. While our guide was very funny, we didn't really learn that much. We did, however, get a good overview of historic Savannah. The best was the stop at the cemetery where we could get off the bus and take pictures. We were warned that cameras either don't work at that spot or they produce 'unusual' pictures. Most of the ones I took were blurry but two produced eerie results. The one with what looks like two people in front of the gate is the most eerie. When I took the pictures of the gate, there was no one in front of them. You can see the gates through the people. If I didn't know what pictures I took, I would think that I had a double exposure (is that even possible with a digital camera?)but I know that I only took pictures of the gate taking care to not have people blocking it when I did.
We've had wonderful weather so far but there is a 90% chance of rain today. Guess we'll just have to shop the day away! More to follow!