As expected, there was rain across the region this morning, so we skipped our usual morning beach walk and set out at 9:40 for Savannah, getting downtown there at 11:00.
We spent about 3 hours in the city, exploring the area along the riverfront; having lunch at the Boar's Head Grill; shopping in the antique stores, food vendors, and art galleries; and getting ice cream at Leopold's.
Savannah's historic downtown area is compact and easy to walk through, and there are several companies offering guided hop-on-hop-off bus tours (plus a free shuttle). We were also impressed with the large number of conveniently-located good-quality hotels. With the many museums, theaters, and shops this would be a great place to spend a couple days on a family vacation (and add this to our list of places to come back to...)
The rain ended during our visit and the sun peeked through for the rest of the day. We headed back to Hilton Head for a quick dinner and one final walk on the beach.
Tomorrow we are up at 3:45 am for an early flight from Savannah to New York - a couple hours' layover there - and finally onward to snowy Minnesota. We will miss the beach, we will miss the green plants and blooming flowers, and we will miss walking around outside without coats on...
|The place started in 1919 and still features several flavors from then! All handmade on the premises - absolutely fresh. And as you can see the place is packed.|
|Wynn had Tutti-Frutti!|
|That bike is covered with yarn! How is that even possible?!|
|Ann convinced Wynn to join her barefoot in the water tonight at low tide.|
|Wynn wasn't entirely sold on the experience. We'll have to try it again in warmer weather...|
|Found this little guy on our way back to the hotel - at least Wynn sees that sea life can be cute!|