Monday, May 4, 2009

Savannah Trip

I know I haven't been here in a while, I've been busy! Taking trips, making cupcakes... the usual.

Here are some highlights from the trip:

- The scenery. Savannah is fabulous for the Southern charm of the houses and the waterfront.

- The food. We dined at Huey's (twice), The Chart House, and The Lady and Sons (mom's choice, it's her bday), all fantastic. I must say, the salads at Huey's made me really happy. I'm a sucker for a good salad dressing.

- The tours. Now, I am not usually a fan of tours in any city because it's very touristy (natch), but the Paula Deen tour was highly entertaining, what with Cindy, our flamboyantly southern tour guide. The Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil tour was just as entertaining, with a glimpse (however truthful it was or not!) into the society and a bit of corruption of Savannah.

- The weather. While it reached a balmy 90 in PA, we were enjoying spectacular walking-around weather in GA, perfect for peeking into storefronts and stopping to have a cafe au lait.

The not-so-good: train. I have one image for you:

That is my sleeper car. Top bunk. Train going faster than normal. Enough said.

Onto the rest of the slideshow:

Our view from the hotel, I think this is a museum.

one of the small tugs (just like Michael's boats! screams the flamboyantly southern tour guide of our Paula Deen tour) outside our hotel window

a really cool bridge on the river

out back at Uncle Bubba's (Paula Deen's brother's restaurant), notice all the docks and stuff, because it's a swamp, people. sidenote: this very much reminds me of the tree level in Myst. anyone? no?

part of the historic district of Savannah (and my aunt taking a picture)

Mercer House (of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame [or as mom calls it, the garden of good and plenty])

the sidewalk chalk portion of a SCAD art show - these art kids are pretty heavy, man.

Fountain in the middle of Forsythe park, love it.

meal at Huey's - salad, salad, salad, beignets. you can tell who's just in it for the dessert.

meal at The Lady and Sons, we got in pronto because of misinterpreted directions via the flamboyantly southern tour guide. Kim told me to take a pic, and this was where I was when I stopped stuffing my face and remembered.

the FABulous 70's-era train station in Savannah. the moms is not a fan of flying sans drugs, so we took the train. See those candy machines? they were 25 cents! I stocked up on chicle-type things and candy-that-turns-into-gum for the train ride home, thinking it would be boring. WROOOOOOONG.

again, proof of love for all things aqua-colored and 70's-esque.

Kim, for your viewing pleasure, the fully documented The Lady and Sons food picture (click to view larger):

PS - did you see my Kate Spade diaper bag in that train picture??? I love love LOVE that bag. I got it on eBay and I don't even have kids, I just wanted to have a really cool bag for when kids happen or trips to Savannah happen.

1 comment:

krowles1981 said...

Thank you for the play by play of the food. I love the half eaten look of things.