Savannah, part 2

As aforementioned, my family and I just returned from a long weekend in Savannah. For those of you unfamiliar with Savannah, it was founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe and it has some wonderful history and beautiful surroundings. In addition to the live oaks draped with Spanish Moss, there are over 20 beautiful squares that serve as a shady respite from urban life.

The deep-water port in the Savannah River makes it one of the busiest on the eastern seaboard. There were quite a few ocean going vessels lined up to deliver and receive cargo. As soon as we reached River Street, this ship sounded its horn and began the process of traveling down the Savannah River to the ocean beyond Fort Pulaski. I think James was just as much in awe as Stephanie as they watched the huge ship glide by.

Most of the action in town is centered in the Historic District directly across from and on a bluff 40 feet above the Savannah River. Savannah itself has been nicely preserved throughout time and has largely been protected from flooding and hurricane damage. Fire has destroyed portions of the city throughout the years but to look at her now you would not notice.

Savannah was the first planned city in America and was laid out in a series of grids providing for both residential and commercial space, along with shady garden squares and parks.

Learn more about Savannah:

http://www.savcvb.com/index.asp

Join me tomorrow as I introduce you to Tybee Island — the local beach area in Savannah.

 

 

 

 

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