|The Epitome of Savannah|
Saturday-After our three hour car ride, our first stop was to River Street. We looked in all the junky shops, littered with I Heart Savannah t-shirts and shot glasses, and visited each store whose sign spoke of free sample. As we roamed about the cobblestoned street, the smell of freshly made treats wafted from the Savannah Candy Kitchen. The Willy Wonka wannabes threw delicious taffy in the air and chopped up pieces of warm pralines. Quite a good marketing ploy; we left with a pound and a half of confectionary sweets.
Next was the famous Lucas Theatre. Beside the playhouse was a bakery. In the window, wedding cakes were decorated with edible lace, polka-dots, and flowers.
Our last stop of the day was Forsyth Park. My mom said, "Before we moved to Macon, I used to sometimes bring you here after church. I told you that I'd bring you back to play at the fountain when you got a little older. Who knew it'd take this long." Goodness, the green grounds were absolutely beautiful, and the fountain looked like one I'd seen in Italy. After an hour-long drive around Georgia's oldest city, we stopped at Cold Stone for dinner. We grabbed cake batter ice cream and headed back to the hotel where we immediately went to bed.
|Added Bonus of the Day: Finding Justin Bieber. |
Who knew he'd be here for the weekend too?
|Mom in Front of The Lady and Sons|
Our last attraction of the trip was the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the church I was baptized in. With it beautiful stained glass windows and breathtaking Stations of the Cross, it'd be a must see for us regardless of our personal connection. Plus, Paula Deen listed it as one of her top spots in Savannah, so with her stamp of approval it's notoriety amplified in my mind.