On February 27, 2020, we arrived at Red Gate Farms Campground in Savannah, Georgia, a lovely small park on a horse farm with ponds and trails. It is also a wedding and event venue, with huge old live oaks and the ever present hanging Spanish moss.
The next morning it was cold – frost on the field and smoke on the ponds. We were able to get on the Old Town Trolley Tours trolley at the campground to go into Savannah for the day. We rode the trolley through most of the historic district and walked through more of it.
Savannah College of Art and Design or SCAD is everywhere throughout the historic district in Savannah. We had delicious coffee at vedette, staffed by culinary school students.
We visited the American Prohibition Museum, which is historically informative and interesting.
Lunch was at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, where there is a set menu served family style. It was universally recommended, and the waiting line outside confirmed its popularity. After about 45 minutes in line on the sidewalk we were allowed in to the feast.
It was home style southern cooking – especially good fried chicken and biscuits. All the fixin’s and peach cobbler for dessert. Yum. We didn’t need to eat again for a day or two!
After lunch we visited the Telfair Academy, one of several Telfair Museums in Savannah. It has the Bird Girl statue depicted on the cover of the book by John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It is called a non-fiction novel and was made into a motion picture.
It was a beautiful day in Savannah, a great walking city.
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My sister lives outside Savannah in Richmond Hill. When Will and I were there in December we went to the Prohibition Museum – it was very fun!!
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