Back in the 1980’s, I was a Girl Scout Leader for my daughters. Troop 147 went on a lot of trips, both locally and on the road to other places. We went to Huntsville, Alabama to the Space Center. We took a 10 day Amtrak train trip to Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, and New York City. We also went to the home of Juliette Gordon Lowe in Savannah, Georgia a couple of times. I haven’t been back to Savannah since 1988.
This time I am taking my “adopted” granddaughter, Abbey. She has never been to Savannah, so it will be a fun trip for her. We plan to do all the things and eat all the things. We will be staying at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Martin Luther King Blvd, which is only about two blocks from the Savannah River and River Street. The plan is to take a walk down River Street to see the sights.
We will also go to eat at The Pirates House Restaurant. I have been to The Pirate’s House a couple of times. It is one of the traditional places to eat in Savannah. The menu includes lots of seafood, which will make both Abbey and me happy!
One of the days that we are in Savannah, we hope to drive out to Tybee Island to get our toes in the sand of the beach. I don’t do well in the sun–I always burn to a lobster like red. So, the plan is to go to the beach late in the evening when it cools off some. And one of the nights that we are there, we hope to go on a ghost tour. I think our days will be full of things to do and see, and we will have a ton of fun. Of course, I’ll be blogging it all.
Savannah is a good weekend trip from most places in Georgia. From my home in Buchanan, which is on the Alabama border, it is only a 300 mile drive. From Atlanta, it is 248 miles. A trip from Milledgeville is only 168 miles. Even from Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, it is only a 358 mile drive.
Y’all come back and read about our trip next week, and plan a trip of your own to Savannah!