Friday, February 6, 2009

Feb 3, 2009
Hi --- sorry but the hotel we stayed at in Savannah GA had major problems with their internet connection so this is the first chance I had to catch up.
It was 67 degrees when we left Pensacola, FL and later that day when we arrived in Savannah, GA we were greeted with a high of 40 degrees! BRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are not used to cold, frigid, windy weather!
We are staying at the Planters Inn located in the heart of the Historic District. A nice feature is their wine & cheese happy hour…..and of course we had to attend! We met a couple from Toronto and another couple from Long Island, NY. Meeting people who are on their own adventures and sharing storied is definitely one of the highlights of the trip… especially from all over the world! Afterwards, we went to The Olde Pink House Tavern (an 18th century mansion) for drinks and appetizers……great atmosphere with a piano player and a huge roaring fire…loved it!

February 04, 2009
Today we took the trolley and toured the historic district, all twenty-four squares, River Street and City Market. We sure got our taste of winter….it was so COLD!!!!!! We decided to take off on our own walking tour so we could see things up close and enjoy the landmarks. One of my favorites was St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral, the largest in the South. Beautiful stained glass windows, large carved-wood stations of the cross, and a solid white oak 2,081 pipe organ. A very beautiful place. Later we stopped at a cafĂ© to warm up with hot tea and soup!
Wed night we ate at the famous “Paula Dean’s restaurant….for those of you that have waited in lines for hours you’d be so envious we walked right in! The fried chicken is to die for and as most of you know she loves butter but….believe it or not it was too rich for me!! I had a chicken pot and it was just too much!! Jeff really enjoyed the Southern style buffet with collards, green beans, turkey and fried chicken. Later we went back to the Olde Pink House to meet the NY couple for drinks!

February 5, 2009
Headed for Myrtle Beach…uneventful ride through Charleston other than ending up in the drug district where they had surveillance cameras throughout the area…..not the best area to be in!! Fortunately the GPS got us into a safe area quickly! Arrived at Kristen’s & Dan’s around 5pm…..loved seeing them again….almost home!! Tomorrow Raleigh….yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sherry, get ready…

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