Our original plans had been to visit cousins on Hilton Head Island but we decided instead to stay at Ft McAllister for an extra night and do a day trip to Savannah.
Savannah is a quick drive from Richmond Hill so we got going early and spent the day walking around the city. Our visit started at the Visitor's Center and then, Phoenix in tow, we started a walking tour of some of the squares and the Colonial Cemetery. Savannah in April is beautiful with spring in bloom and the air temperature warm but not stifling. We worked up an appetite pretty quickly so we continued to the waterfront and found a sidewalk cafe where we could sit with Phoenix, enjoy lunch and watch the people and boat traffic on the Savannah River. We had plenty of time to do it because the service was pitifully slow and we were half starved by the time our mediocre meal finally arrived. Near to the cafe was a candy store with those wonderful displays of jelly beans that look like the rainbow so I took a trip into it (and bought pralines and glazed pecans-YUM!) and then we wandered farther down the street and Don bought a hat that he'd been wanting. We strolled along the river and visited the WWII memorial and spoke to a street musician who was taking a break and then headed back to the car. Along the way we also stopped in Franklin Square to view the memorial to the riflemen of the Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue. ( more: Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue) and then finished our walk back to the car.
American Revolutionary War Memorial
Brick and stone
|Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint Domingue|
|Cobblestones going down to River St|
|Flower cart in a street mall|
|Fly Sculpture at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design|
|The day got hot by early afternoon and this fountain was filled with kids, big and small, enjoying the cooling waters|
|Johnny Mercer (think Moon River)|
Who was Johnny Mercer?
|house and tree|
|Former synagogue-Now a student center for SCAD|
|Paddlewheel boat sculpture on River Street|
|Looking down River St|
|Shopping in the underpass on River St|
|Tour boat moving along the Savannah River|
|Trees everywhere, in the squares|
|along the streets|
|in front of stores|
|Taking a break|
|A lacy parasol for sale|
|WWII Memorial A World Apart|
|The Colonial Cemetery had the graves of a number of famous people. This commemorated the lives lost during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820|