My man got leave! Can you believe it? We found out the day before the leave started it was approved. So with less than a week, and on such short notice, where could we go? Traveling an hour away for a ghost and civil war tour, we spent two days in Savannah, Georgia. It could have been greener, but we didn’t do too badly…check it out!
Savannah is a lovely, walkable town, and all decked out for the holidays. We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast that served fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies nightly at 8:00 pm. I ate most of them from the other guests, taking them right out of their hands. (Kidding, but I gained three pounds.) The building was once owned by Jim Williams famed from the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The only downer was that it wasn’t haunted, though my husband dreamed something pulled him off the bed and then lifted him up to the ceiling! Too many ghost stories from the walking tour, I guess.
We parked our car and didn’t use it the entire time, opting to walk everywhere instead. Savannah offered a free shuttle system, trolley, hybrid bus, horse and carriage historic tours or walking tours. We thought the greenest choice would be to walk, though the clip of the horse hooves sounded pretty. The carriage drivers navigated through the streets while spouting off information without running into any parked cars or tourists that darted across the road. Sometimes they did their entire routine while turned backwards or standing up. Impressive!
So as not to waste any food, we took leftovers from meals back to our room. But what did they package it in?
Styrofoam, of course.
I thought, I can either leave it here on the plate and order another meal later, or take this back with me and eat it for dinner tonight–in this styrofoam. I looked for a recycle number and found the number 6! I realized I could have thought ahead and taken a container with me when we ate out. I need to just keep one in the car or on me in my bag at all times because I can never finish the food on my plate! And it was good food. Who wants to leave that behind? Not this tummy!
We ran into a local artist, ate a candy apple and marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate at a candy factory, and visited two lovely, old cemeteries which are all post worthy. I’ll write about those this week. I don’t usually do quite so many posts in a week, but I promise to make them short–and entertaining!
Mostly, we enjoyed the quaint city, southern food and company of one another. The city sparkled like a wrapped gift!
Savannah all year long:
- Halloween in Savannah Georgia (ebookers.com)
- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah (orbitz.com)
- So Long, Savannah (amandapoverseas.wordpress.com)
- My name’s Forest, Forest Gump. – Savannah, GA (travelpod.com)
- Mom’s Spicy Savannah Collard Greens (theblakery.wordpress.com)
- Follow-ups in Savannah on: ’60 Minutes’ story on homeless children in Florida spurs $1 million in donations | Poynter. (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- The Beauty of Savannah, Georgia: Part 1 (scblonde.wordpress.com)
- Savannah Georgia (socyberty.com)
- Gay travel, Southern style, at Savannah Pride Festival (orbitz.com)