Monday, June 15, 2009

Oh, Savannah!

Our recent trip to Savannah was love at first site. In this photo, the well-known Forsyth Square Fountain.

In celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary later this week, Joe recently surprised me with a quick trip to my dream destination: Savannah, Ga. We arrived on a Tuesday night, spent Wednesday in Savannah, then drove to nearby Tybee Island Thursday morning before heading home. Although we only had one full day in Savannah, our family packed a week's worth of memories into our brief visit.

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, a beloved Savannah landmark.

Joe, the children and I spent Wednesday morning roaming the streets of downtown Savannah on foot, learning about the city's rich history through the monuments erected on the city's public squares.

A friend recommended the Owens-Thomas House as a must-see.

I spotted this house in the morning and made plans to return for a tour by myself later in the afternoon. But first we had reservations for afternoon tea! We also shopped, strolled along the riverfront, and listened to local tales of folklore. From beginning to end, our day in Savannah was a perfectly romantic adventure that left me eager to return to this beautiful southern city.

Mary Ashley takes a longing look at the Low Country.

I hope you will come back every day this week as we celebrate the history, culture and beauty of Savannah!

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