Friday, March 15, 2013

Georgia....Georgia....(Sing it baby!!!)

During this week, waitresses have called me "baby" several times. It must be a southern charm kind of thing. We have run into some very kind people down here and I'm loving it!!!

Last week, Tom decided that we needed to go to Savannah for a little vacation. I told him that it had to be between Sundays since I have convinced myself that I am a useful tool on Sundays and need to be at Trinity.

We left after church and headed to Penny and Jerry Youngman's in Louisville, KY. We spent the night and told them to pack and we four headed to Savannah. There was a lunch stop in Tennessee where Jerry's brother Chuck and wife Karen (ex-neighbors of ours on River Drive,  just as Penny and Jerry were) met us at Ruby Tuesdays.

It was a looooong day on the road but fun to be together.

Tuesday and Wednesday were spent checking out sights and sounds, food, trolleys, food, flowers, food, etc in historical Savannah. Here is a taste of what we saw:

We had heard about the ice cream at Leopold's! Delicious!
Know this guy?
Our tour guide said that this man did something to kids that they will always hate him for...(I couldn't imagine!).
He created "Sunday School"!

We wandered down River Street...
..saw touches of spring
...wandered down River Street

...crossed bridges

...watched the mist leave the area and temps rise.

Here is my sweet husband! Yes, you see jackets but the day got warmer and warmer as the hours went by. It was nearly 70 by this time but the jackets were easier to wear than to carry.


A bridge to somewhere?

Another golden dome....NOT Notre Dame!

Notice the cobblestone streets and the tracks
 along River Street.
Here is a globe that Tom doesn't own!!!
The globe honors WWII vets.

A 'kind' lady offered to take a picture of the 4 of us.
I love it when people do things for others.
Then she asked for money because she was hungry.

Jerry and Tom study some historical information.

Penny takes a shot of a beautiful bud.

So did I.
Check out the green water! Savannah was getting ready for St. Patrick's Day. We saw lots of green!
Same scene...different people

On Wednesday, we headed back into Savannah because we were anxious to visit the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The front is under renovation but the inside was intact. My little point and shoot camera didn't begin to do the church justice.

Wednesday's weather was perfection for our walk to the church.
Beauty along our walk...

...and we arrive at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


We then walked a couple of blocks to a cemetery. Many of the tombstones were so old, it wasn't possible to read them.

Time to go catch the trolley to go back to River Street. "It will be just a few short blocks," said Tom. It was a gorgeous walk.

We caught the Ferry for a 5 minute ride over to the Westin Hotel.
Of all the beauty that we saw, this was the best!!!:
Our day was wonderful. Time now for dinner.
It was a "delicious" day!!!
To be continued...

No comments:

Post a Comment