As we made our way to the east coast during our epic Fabric of America road trip, we thought we’d swing through the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Ang’s sister was living there at the time, and we’d heard nice things about the town, so why the hell not?
I’m big on pretty cities, and Savannah is supposed to be full of that Southern Charm, alongside some great walking and what is apparently the town with the largest number of squares in the entire U.S. How about them apples?
We were staying quite a ways from the city itself, on behalf of the fine folks (and one of our sponsors) at Red Roof Inn.
Sadly, there’s no Red Roof within Savannah, so we had to choose from two that are equidistant from the city center.
Even though we ended up driving 30 minutes to get to the heart of town, it was still a nice place and we enjoyed ourselves in their newly renovated rooms.
The hotel management are great as well, putting out lemonade and popcorn every day. There aren’t many better delights than being given a glass of fresh lemonade when you check into your hotel and it’s pushing 100°F (38°C) and 100% humidity.
Savannah oozes charm, from its glorious 19th-century homes to its famous trees draped in Spanish moss.
Not to mention the spooky cemeteries, and sticky humidity that adds to its feeling of walking into a Victorian-era mystery thriller.
We spent the vast majority of our time wandering around the city center, eating delicious southern food and otherwise, sitting in various town squares, and looking at real estate listings to see what creepy old haunted houses we might be able to purchase.
While we’re obviously stricken with the travel bug and wanderlust, we still like to imagine what it’d be like to live in the various cities we’re simply visiting instead of inhabiting.
The outskirts of Savannah perpetuate that feeling, with canals and swamps and windy rural roads that are easily imagined even by the least creative of novel writers.
And, as I’m not even in the least creative subset of the novel writer gene pool, I’ll leave you with a few more pictures of how we got down in the Hostess City of the South. Enjoy!
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