Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weekend at Savannah

My sweet husband booked a stay for us at the Hilton de Soto at Savannah for 3 days. We had a lovely time despite the heat. It was bearable because we got out early in the morning and after one hour of walking around, he suggested that we drive up and down the street of the city in air conditioned comfort. A man after my own heart.
This was a new situation for Jim since I had given him my old DSLR to learn on. I was in the role of a teacher. It was interesting to see what he took photos of, everyone has their own vision. That is what makes Flickr so interesting.
We noticed that the architecture is unique in Savannah...very ornate, filigreed wrought iron fencing, railing and gates. There were farmers' markets, craft stalls, parks, cafes and horse drawn carriages galore.
We drove to Tybee Island one day and explored the old fort with its prison, cannons and moats. Although there is a lighthouse on the island, we couldn't bear the heat to make the 1.6 mile round trip walk.
Lunch was fun in a place called Six Pence Pub. What else...English fare. We both had a Harp's lager. Jim ordered Shepard's Pie and I had the Bangers and Mash. It was a very charming place right across from where we were staying.
One of the highlights of the trip was going to Mass at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. What a beautiful old church, complete with ornamental ceilings and stained glass depicting Jesus, Mary and many saints.

More later. I am going to Keegan's, an Irish pub in Marietta, with Jim for a late lunch.


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