Savannah, Tuesday, April 19
I signed us up for a trolley tour of Savannah. We left the hotel at 8:45 on a shuttle to downtown, with our driver, Janice – a wonderful woman with that fantastic Southern sense of humor. She regaled us with tales of Savannah all the way in – pointing out some of her favorite landmarks like Savannah’s “ex-creme makeover house up there on the left,” the Telfair Women’s Hospital founded by “Mary Telfair, who I only have one word for – a NUT! She only liked women, so she started this hospital for the ladies to go and have their babies. If you had a boy baby, you were kicked out after three days!”
Our trolley tour was fascinating, taking us around Savannah’s Historic District, through most of the city’s 22 squares, along Bay Street and down to the riverfront. Max and I got off at the Riverfront for some lunch, then hopped back on another trolley to get back to our starting point for the return shuttle at 2:30.
As usual, he was the star attraction. I had people coming up and saying, “Weren’t you on one of the tours? I saw him (pointing at Max) on the trolley!” I am invisible without that boy!
Once again, I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
Later, after a nap for both of us, we headed back to town in Tumbleweed for dinner at Cha Bella – a restaurant I found on dogfriendly.com. They have a beautiful outdoor patio, where dogs are welcome, and Max and I had a marvelous, leisurely dinner.
Starting with a glass of Pinot Grigio, followed by some of the best bread I’ve had in weeks – sourdough with a whipped honeyed butter, and a filet cooked to perfect medium. I have to say it beat out Mac Joe’s back in Amarillo!
It was a beautiful, soft evening with temperature right around 75 degrees. After a day that felt like mid-July in Maine, it was a treat to be sitting outside with the late afternoon sun slanting through the trees, eating a fabulous meal – plus there were NO mosquitos!
By the end of the meal, Max had done me a huge favor – he helped me finish my filet…