Monday, April 12, 2010

Savannah on My Mind

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S and I set out for our last great hurrah - the last vacation "B.B." - before baby - the week before last. Yes, that's right. I'm still behind. I'm starting to believe it might be something that goes with the rest of my life. Ahem.

Anyhoo - good news is I am finally feeling more "normal" - that is, less nauseous all the time, and this started about three days before we left town. That was great news for the enjoyment of the time away for me and for S, God bless him.

Why did we go to Savannah? Well, because we had never been there before. And it wasn't too far, the weather would more than likely be nice (it was), we could see some new things but not be somewhere we'd have to run to see everything, and we'd have some down time to swim/sit by the pool/do nothing. It was all that. It was a perfect place for us for this time away.

And, of course, I took photos!!! So, without further ado, here are a few photos from the trip:

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The azaleas were apparently late to bloom this year, but a few had already sprung.

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One of the main drags down to the fountain at Forsyth Park

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I like this one.
You don't have to.

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S at the fountain.
Isn't he cute?

Incidentally, the earth's axis did not shift. And he was standing straight as an arrow. It was the photographer who couldn't seem to line everything up without a tilt. And that says a lot, now, doesn't it. God bless.

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The memorial to the Confederate dead is in Forsyth Park.
Or perhaps I should say "A" memorial to the confederate dead.
There were many, of course.

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The live oaks are truly majestic.

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The azaleas were not the only pretty flowers.

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We walked through every last blessed square in town.
They were all unique and beautiful.
Some more than others, of course.

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Some were like this, with monuments in the middle.

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Some had plaques about famous Savannians, like this one about the composer of "Jingle Bells."

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Some had cool things - even historical things - like sundials.

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This wasn't in a square.
But I liked it.

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Back to the squares - that's John Wesley - the father of Methodism.
Did you know he lived and preached in Savannah when he came to America?
Now you do.

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Of course this was an important sign to photograph.

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Some squares were just big open spaces like this one.

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Some housed beautiful blooming dogwood trees.

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This was one of our favorites - Orleans Square
Very picturesque, no?

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There was also a fascinating colonial cemetery.

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The cathedral was amazing, too - deserves another post, maybe.

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But in case I don't get around to that, of course, I love this photo too.
You don't have to.

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There were many historical theaters in Savannah.
This one premiered Gone With the Wind!

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And the City Market was a nice area, with many shops and restaurants.
We had some darn good pizza here. And ice cream. And other things.

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Just for kicks and grins, here's S in City Market.

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Oh, and one more - here's S with Johnny Mercer!

You know - Moon River Johnny Mercer? Right, that guy. A famous American lyricist, songwriter and singer. Yeah, S - he didn't know who he was or that he wrote Moon River or anything else for that matter. So, for penance, we took this photo. Aren't they cute together?

So, there you go - a quick photographic journey of some of our time there. We went out of town too - to the coast - to see other interesting things. I'll try to cover those another day.

As for what we're up to now - we're doing fine. We're collecting baby things at an alarming rate - all wonderful gifts and "giveaways" from friends and family. We registered without killing ourselves, thanks to the help of our good friend Errika. We've learned babies apparently need a lot of stuff. And we're getting more and more used to the fact that another little being will be sharing our home in a few months. I have plans to purge the house of every last non-useful thing in preparation for finding a place for all this baby gear. That's my goal in the coming weeks. We'll see how it goes!

Hope to get around to seeing more of you here on the blog too - thanks for stopping by - see you soon.


  1. That looks like a fun, relaxing trip. Beautiful pictures!

    Good luck with the baby stuff taking over your house. I've just learned to accept that lots of stuff in my house is going to be plastic and primary colors (mostly red, blue and yellow). Just embrace it all!! (can you hear any of my sarcasm?)

    I'm truly excited for you guys!!

  2. I thought for sure there would be a photo of Paula Deen's restaurant, or at least the plate(s) of food you got there.

  3. Well, we didn't eat at Paula Deen's - the locals panned it. We walked through her store though, and by the restaurant. If that counts...


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