Savannah

It is true that the visitor’s center allows RV’s to park 48 hours for $12.  Between our savings last night and the next two, we decided we could afford to splurge so we had lunch at Paula Deen’s restaurant, called Lady and Two Sons.  A clerk in the visitor’s center told us people start lining up at 9 am to get reservations for lunch which begins at 11.   We arrived right before 11 but there really weren’t too many people waiting to get in so it was fine.  The restaurant is three stories and seats quite a few people.  There’s a Paula Deen gift shop next to the restaurant.

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We had delicious fried green tomatoes as an appetizer.   I had the buffet with all the good southern vegetables such as black eyed peas, greens, yams and much more. Steve had crab cakes.  And we both had sweet ice tea. The north just can’t make ice tea like they do in the south.  Why is that? Our total bill was $40.

By the time we left the restaurant it was raining good but we did half of the suggested walking tour anyway.  Savannah was originally founded by British General James Oglethorpe in 1733.  He devised the world renowned city plan based on a system of 24 squares.  Two of the squares were demolished so that today there are 22, each with it’s own unique style.  Each square has a small park named after a person or historical event.  Most have some sort of monument or statue.  These parks are all so lovely with their large shady oak trees draped in moss.

Due to the fact it was raining, I had to take pictures from beneath my umbrella.  The sky was naturally grey and flat making my pictures really blah.  So now comes a disclosure.  I have changed the sky in all of these pictures (including Paula

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City Hall (I actually took this sky picture in New Brunswick!)

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A peak of the Savannah River is on the left

Cozy for the Night

The RV park we chose in Savannah was right on a busy highway and Passport America customers are given sites that are just feet away from the traffic.  (Passport America members receive a 50% discount at participating parks). We decided against that park and started driving to another one when we passed by a Cracker Barrel with a big RV lot in the back.  It’s in a nice location with many new hotels in the neighborhood.  It seems to be quiet and there are now at least 6 other RV’s in the lot with us.  We will eat breakfast here in the morning as a way of thanking them for their policy of allowing RV’s to overnight in their parking lots.

Tomorrow we hope to get lucky at the visitors center in Savannah.  I read that they allow up to 48 hours of RV parking for $12.  This would be great because they are in the heart of the historic district and we could then have two days in town.   We have a nice rain on the roof, temperatures are perfect, and all is well.  And the best part about today is that my daughter’s boyfriend, of over 4 years, returns to her this evening from Iraq.