Thursday, September 23, 2010
Traveling Thursdays: Savannah in August, Pt. 2
Did I mention just how humid Savannah could be in August? Living in Southern California, one can easily get spoiled by the mild climate. A few days in Savannah reminded me just how nasty it could be. Even my camera suffered; I had to let it "warm up" whenever I left an air conditioned environment to keep the lens from fogging up. Pics #1 & 2 get their romantic glow from good old fashioned humidity.
Having been to Paula Deen’s fairly commercial establishment in the past, I felt no need to return on this visit. The food is ok, but there are plenty of other local spots without all the fanfare (such as Mrs. Wilkes’).
Garibaldi’s near Ellis Square is a fantastic restaurant located inside an old Firehouse.
Our waiter pointed out the foot prints in the floor that supposedly belonged to the ghost of a man and his son who perished inside the building many years ago. Savannah is full of lore like that...perfect for a little chill up the spine!
Here is the infamous Mercer House, home of the murderous tale written about in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The tour inside mentions nothing about “the book” (as it is referred to in Savannah), as the remaining family wishes to avoid such salacious tales.
Over in Forsyth Park, workers were busy cleaning and restoring this beautiful fountain that is the centerpiece of this tranquil area.
For the last meal in Savannah, we chose to go back to The Pink House with our good friend Mary. Yup...another Fried Pork Chop for me.
Meanwhile, in Disney news: Tinker Bell got her own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame yesterday, just outside the El Capitan Theater.
Disney Legend Alice Davis was on hand for the gala celebration:
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