Ode to Savannah

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Spanish moss hanging from the trees, photo by Evelyne Fallows.

It all started after I watched the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Clint Eastwood. I decided I had to visit mysterious Savannah, with it’s old-fashioned charm,  beautiful architecture, southern drawl and corn bread. So, last year, as we were road tripping from L.A. to N.Y., we stopped in Savannah. But travelling as a family (with our dog), and being on a budget, we ended outside of town in a less than charming motel with a gorgeous view over the highway. I was less than impressed and told my husband I wanted to go back and enjoy the city, staying in one of those charming old properties and living like a Southern belle. So, last week-end, my husband took me to Savannah, where we spent three beautiful days in a charming inn with a canopy bed and a back porch.

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The Southern belle enjoyed the canopy bed, photo by Evelyne Fallows.

We walked miles and miles through the historic district and the numerous squares, strolled along the Savannah river, visited museums and beautiful houses, tasted great food and enjoyed the Southern hospitality and relaxed atmosphere. I was under Savannah’s charm. Even the cemeteries there are nice.

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Stroll along the Savannah River, photo by Evelyne Fallows

Coming from New York, I was shocked that nobody honked and surprised everyone said hello to us, even complete strangers!

"The Owens-Thomas House in Savannah, Georgia"
The Owens-Thomas House, where Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was filmed, photo by Evelyne Fallows

We tasted great food: fried green tomatoes, Creole crawfish, blackened catfish, lavender and peach ice-cream, shrimp and grits…but to my big disappointment, no corn bread! Ironic when you think it’s available at the supermarket around the corner in New York…

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Crab cakes Benedict and smoked Gouda grits for Sunday brunch, photo by Evelyne Fallows.

If you haven’t been yet, go and visit Savannah, it’s well worth the trip.

Southernly belle yours,

Evelyne


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