Yes, more coffee and doughnuts.
Now for some ridiculous fun in downtown Savannah.
The Prohibition Museum was first on the list for the day. The museum displays the history of prohibition in America from 1907-1933. The big breweries survived by making brand new products with little modification to their factory machinery. Budweiser produced frozen egg products, Pabst made cheese, Coors manufactured malted milk, Yuengling made ice cream….. WHO KNEW!?
The Prohibition also made Walgreen’s what it is today. The company began with a single drugstore in 1901 and grew to 20 stores in Chicago in 1919. By the end of Prohibition, there were over 500 stores nationwide. Why? Because they filled more prescriptions for medicinal liquor than any other outlet.
Prohibition also brought in the bootlegging industry, which brought in the mafia.
The wax figures were so lifelike but one of the displays had a REAL LIVE PERSON who came alive when you got up close and personal with him!
What fun to watch the reactions of everyone as they discover he WAS NOT a wax figure. Kay about jumped out of her shoes. HAHA we got her again.
One gentlemen gave us the history of prohibition and how the people felt about it.
But wait, the photos on the wall told us how the people felt about it! Note the lady in the oval frame and the portrait of the man to the right. THEY WERE TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND MOVING THEIR HEAD AND HANDS! SPOOKY!
As we browsed through the museum, there were plenty of photo ops.
The two-way mirror was lots of fun to catch everyone trying to do the “Charleston.”
In order to enter the speakeasy, you had to be “approved.”
The speakeasy had a HUGE bar, but it was too much for Kay so early in the day.
But NOT too early for a nice lunch! So on our way to the Olde Pink House.
Inventive Southern cuisine served in an ELEGANT Colonial mansion. Your choice of BLT Salad (not a typical BLT salad by any means) or shrimp and pasta. Elegant dining at its best!
One of the waiters gave us a history of the building. He’s from Savannah and has worked at the Olde Pink House since he was old enough to work. And YES, this mansion is said to be haunted.
If you are ever in Savannah for an anniversary or a special occasion, make sure you make a dinner reservation for the wine cellar room.
How cozy would that be!
So now the need to walk off our lunch at Forsyth Park.
And visit the French Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, built in 1873. The workmanship on the stations of the cross is amazing.
The cathedral was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1898. Only the outside walls and the two spires survived the fire. It survived and today the interior of the Cathedral is one of the most impressive interiors of any building in Savannah.
What a spiritual experience.
Hungry? Did anyone say they were hungry? Well, almost. Time to shop along the river before dinner and for some it was cocktail time.
The River House Restaurant dinner was mahi mahi, chicken, or a few other choices, which I can't remember. Why? BECAUSE WE HAD SO MUCH FOOD! Overtime we turned around we were eating! Did I mention all the food is included in the price of our rallies? We felt like we were on a cruise ship.
No, we did not finish our day with dinner. No, no, no, no. The Hearse Ghost Tour was next on the list.
Everyone scrambled for their hearse of choice
for some Krazy Ridiculous fun.
Did we get spooked? HECK YES!