Last week, my “adopted” granddaughter, Abbey, and I went on a mini vacation to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a great place to get away from it all, and not break the bank. It is so convenient to get to from almost any city in Georgia. If you live in the metro Atlanta area, just take I-75 south to Macon, where you pick up I-16. I-16 takes you right into downtown Savannah. Because we live in west Georgia, we went Hwy 27 south to Hwy 16 thru Newnan, and got on I-75 at Forsyth. It was a much more pleasant drive.
Once you get to Savannah, there are so many options of things to do, and places to eat. On our first day there, we took a trolley tour that went around every square in town. The guide told us so much about the history of Savannah, too. After the trolley tour, we took a Savannah Riverboat Tour. The cruise went west first to the docks where the big ships unload, then east down past Ft. Pulaski. That night, we went to Tybee Island so we could see the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, while we were eating dinner a thunderstorm rolled in, with lots of lightning, so we did not get to see it.
On the second day, we drove up to Hilton Head Island for another chance to get our feet wet in the Atlantic. This time we were successful! We didn’t stay long because we both tend to sunburn in a very short period. We drove home and rested for a bit, then went to dinner at a barbecue restaurant. After dinner, we went on yet another tour! This time it was a walking ghost tour! It was a two hour tour, with more history of the city, and lots of ghost stories and thrilling tales. By the time it was over, I was exhausted! I took my walker with me on this trip, and was so glad I did. It has a seat so that I could sit down whenever we stopped at a haunted house, while the tour guide told us his story.
I’ll be telling about our trip to Savannah in more detail, with lots of pictures, in the next few days, so stay tuned!