Sunday, July 12, 2009

Trip Thoughts Part 3

I forgot that I had not finished this.
So.. .I'm slow.
Yup, and honest too.S
avannah was really nice and I would have enjoyed it more had the temp's not been so extreme.
The hotel was nice -- not spectacular, but nice. Centrally located. That was helpful.

In no certain order: we ate at The Old Pink House -- phenomenal. I had a salad with goat cheese that was superb. It was probably the best (with goat cheese) that I have ever eatten. The house is said to be haunted also. (Hell, where in Savannah, isn't supposed to be haunted).

Ghosts and Graveyards tour: we took the 10:30 tour -- much better, the temps had come down SOME, but not much.
From the webstie:
"Join our GHOST TOUR that takes you into a HAUNTED HOUSE! Come aboard if you dare, for an evening excursion through the darker side of America's Most Haunted City.
Our "Frightseeing"sm experience, Ghosts & Gravestones, will include entry into the Sorrel Weed House, a real antebellum mansion which was recently featured on SCIFI Channel's GHOST HUNTERS!
The Ghost Hunter staff uncovered a veritable cauldron of supernatural activity in the house, including ghostly handprints on a wall, invisible to the naked eye and a frantic communication from the other side.
Savannah is often referred to as "America's Most Haunted City!" Her turbulent history has unleashed a fascination with the supernatural. Old Town Trolley Tours® of Savannah presents an unforgettable "FRIGHTSEEINGsm" experience aboard the Ghosts & Gravestoness Tour. Step aboard the "Trolley of the Doomed" as we share tales of murder and mayhem, ghosts, ghouls and other mysterious happenings and phenomena. Let us take you to the secret haunts that only the gravediggers know INCLUDING ENTRY INTO THE SORREL WEED HOUSE".
The guide was a hoot and made it really interesting.

I was surprised to find that the statue made famous from "Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil" is no longer out on public display -- it is now in a museum. Bummer.
While on the trolley tour we passed the home of the main character.

Foodie info:
We went to 'Back in the Day" Bakery (-"Slow Down and Taste the Sweet Life") -- it is quaint little bakery -- not in such a great neighborhood, but worth it. I had the most fabulous red velvet cupcake. Colleen was in love with the cupcakes they had that day. We ate too many.

Colleen's favorite place was on River Street -- "River Street Sweets" -- she is HOOKED on pralines. I did like the glazed pecans.

The Lady and Sons: Paula Dean -- need I say any more?
We lucked in to being able to make reservations for Fathers' Day Brunch.
It was everything it should have been and then some. (Well, MY fried fresh corn is better than the restaurants -- but I have to give them credit, they are cooking for masses!
We were the first for our area -- the buffett was untouched and we ate like pigs.

Lots of history.
A Latin festival while we were there.
We walked River Street and enjoyed the pirate tales/water stories and watching the ships coming in.

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