We started out the mini-trip with a wonderful visit with two of our favorite families. They happened to be driving through Savannah on their way to Tybee Island at the exact time that we were arriving. And it was lunch time! A few text messages and we had arranged for a lunch meeting! It was so very fun to see them and visit a bit!
After we got settled in at our hotel we went for a very long walk through the historic district of Savannah. We meandered through square after square, stopping to admire the trees, monuments or prolific Spanish Moss! We also stopped for what was potentially the best ice cream we've ever had at Leopold's Ice Cream (it was called Savannah Smiles and it had girl scout cookies in it!). We even got caught in a rain storm! We made it all the way down to the riverfront and found a place for dinner. After that we were ready for bed!
(photo by Harris)
The next day, before we headed home, we went on a "Savannah Safari." This safari is a walking tour in the historic district that is geared toward school age children. We picked up a booklet for each child at the Andrew Low House which was also where the tour started.
The Safari is basically a treasure hunt where you look for animals in the architectural features of historic Savannah.
Each object has a poem that you fill in as you spot the item.
We got to look through gates and gardens, walk through parks and streets and gaze upon cemeteries and churches.
We even learned some history about Savannah along the way!