Starting out with the BIGGEST pastries you have ever seen! Even our Texans commented on just how HUGE the pastries were. ALL FLAVORS!
Afterwards, we were whisked off in our first class motor coach to the Savannah History Museum, where we saw the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to what it is today. The museum is housed in a 19th century railway shed. Very cool whether you are a railroad buff or not.
In 1775, Savannah was a bustling southern port city serving as a hub for the Caribbean and Atlantic Waterways. Several hundred houses lined the streets. Mostly wooden and painted blue or red, with long, deep porches to catch that breeze and a bit of shade. The city is slow to change for the modern times, which makes this a very unique city.
The Battle of Savannah was on October 9, 1779 and lasted a whole 55 minutes, yet there were 850-1000 casualties (second to the battle of Bunker Hill). It was one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolution. The French and Americans eventually retreated and the British claimed the victory.
Our guests were schooled on how to load and shoot their weapons, BUT as you as see from the photo above, they did not show up….
Not sure which was our guests’ favorite,
Now that’s a KRAZY KREW!
Back to the campground for a catered lunch to give everyone some pet and down time. We had sandwiches on freshly baked bread, made to order and a HUGE delicious homemade cookie. Their desserts here in Savannah seem to be EXTRA LARGE!
Back downtown for a Paula Deen Trolley Tour.
With 2 full trolleys, we saw
We saw 250 years right before our eyes. Homes and churches beautifully restored.
Where was dinner? Why at Paul Deen's, of course,
and WHAT A DINNER IT WAS!
While eating, all of a sudden and out of the blue, we heard this cute southern accent gal “Thank you everyone for coming.” We ALL thought Paula Deen made a guest appearance. But it was our funbassador, Dot Seaman!
While waiting for our "special" trolley, we discovered Echo Square. Few tourists, and only some locals, know about this intriguing spot. We were lucky enough to find it empty, so one by one, we all had a turn to hear our echo. There is no official explanation as to why when you stand in the middle of the square, your voice, no matter what you say, reverberates around you. Some say it’s the circular design or the proximity of the river, or that there is an old tunnel, possibly from the underground railroad, beneath this river walk and this spot is a hole into the tunnel, and the stone above it is so thin, so it’s like standing above a manhole. We prefer to think it’s the ghosts…..
Then, on to the Ghost & Gravestones Tour. Savannah is the most “haunted” city in America! We jumped onto our special trolley to check out those ghosts.
We toured the dark streets of Savannah as our guide pointed out all the haunted areas. We stopped at one of the most “haunted” mansions. We were told that many have taken photos in the mansion and later found that ghosts had shown up in the mirror of their photos! Kay challenged me to take a picture of every mirror to try and catch a glimpse of one of those ghosts.
I think I failed as I checked each mirror closely and didn’t find one darn ghost……
“Miss Kay” delighted in frightening people throughout the night with her antics. You never knew when she was going to come up behind you and grab you.
She finally met her match at the end of the evening! SHE was FINALLY the one that got spooked and let out a blood-curdling scream. We actually thought it was part of the program.
Did we have a good day today?
The EYES have it!