Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tales from the Road: Savannah, GA, Part 2

Here's a rundown of our first full day in Savannah: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hello again from Savannah, GA! Today we spent most of the day exploring the city, broke down and bought tickets to one of the tour buses. I usually avoid those touristy things, preferring to make our own plans, but it was so hot outside and we figured we’d see more of the city in a trolley than on foot. It turned out to be a really good decision; for $19.00 per person we got a 90 minute tour and unlimited rides wherever we wanted to go, for the rest of the day! All we had to do was call the company phone number and they would send an air conditioned van to pick us up and drop off wherever we wanted! What a great deal, especially since they allow us free parking at their lot. We learned quite a bit about Savannah on the tour, including a recap of how many movies were filmed in the city. From Forrest Gump to Something to Talk About, and of course the theatrical rendition of what is called The Book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Since neither Chip nor I have seen that one, we’re making it our mission to find a copy tomorrow. It’ll be the perfect cozy activity for one afternoon or evening when we just want to stay in the RV and relax.

The tour ended at just about lunchtime, so our driver dropped us off at Zunzi’s, a veg-friendly restaurant I read about in Veg magazine. Unbeknownst to us, the Travel channel had recently visited and awarded their chicken sandwich the Best Sandwich in America, thus making the little Zuzi’s famous! This is primarily a take-out place, with a couple of tables behind the shop, and at 12:30 pm the line was already out the door and down the block.

Zunzi's, Savannah, GA

 We were assured that the line moved fast, though, so we decided to wait. I’m so glad we did as the food was delicious! Chip had the Conquistador and claimed it was worthy of the award, I went for the veggie medley over mashed potatoes.



Veggie Medley
 Yummy!! I love that they offer a “Bio Box” instead of the nasty Styrofoam containers for an additional $.25. Our tummies full, we took a short walk to the Davenport House, one of the popular houses to tour. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside but here’s a street view.

Davenport House, Savannah, GA

Notice the “serpentine” stairway, two staircases leading up to the front door. Do you know what the purpose of that was, other than looking pretty? Well, according to our tour guide, back in the 1800’s it was scandalous for a man to catch a glimpse of a lady’s ankles, so in order to avoid such an event they often built two staircases; the left side for the men, the right for the ladies! I’ll have to do some more research on that.

After the Donovan House, we took a short walk to the Six Pence Pub which was featured in the aforementioned film, Something to Talk About. This was where Sandra Bullock found her husband dining with another woman, thus leading to their separation. Tsk tsk! We had no such drama on our visit, just cooled off with a cocktail and then decided it was time to call it a day.

While waiting for our ride, we were standing near this gorgeous church, Cathedral of St John the Baptist.





Back at the RV, we relaxed and caught up on some reading, then enjoyed a simple dinner of (veggie) burgers, baked sweet potatoes and a huge salad. It’ll be an early night as we have another big day planned for tomorrow! Good night, sweet dreams!

Michele~

3 comments:

  1. Glad you are enjoying Savannah. I've only been there once myself. Julia Roberts starred in that movie! Those lunches look delish!

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  2. ugh, jacquie, you are right, it was Julia Roberts, thx for the correction!

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  3. Sounds like you guys made the most of your time in Savannah! We went for just the day over Spring Break, but I would like to go back and spend a day or 2 exploring the historic areas. Glad you are able to find so many veggie options as well!

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