Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marcy's Travel Blog- Goodbye Ile of Palms! Movin' on!

It was another gorgeous morning at the Isle of Palms! We were packing our bags and getting ready to head out. Deb, our hostess during our stay encouraged us to have lunch before departing.

A special "Thank You" goes out to Deb. So knowledgeable of the history of this area, she was a wonderful tour guide as well as fantastic hostess! Deb- you spoiled us rotten! What a wonderful visit!

On our way out of town, Jan and I stopped to admire a pretty old beach front house! Lovely!

We crossed over the bridge that connects Isle of Palms to the rest of the world! This is the bridge you saw at a distance in last blog. From a distance the bridge looks like big sails, crossing over it almost looks like wings!

We headed south toward one of our favorite cities, Savannah, Georgia! It was about a two hour ride. We arrived at the "Country Inn and Suites by Carlson" late afternoon. We were greeted warmly and checked in by Bannita. Our bags were unloaded and brought to our room by Ronell. Both Jan and I were impressed with the friendliness of the staff there.

Our room was large, and was equipped with a small refrigerator and microwave. They had a lovely courtyard, as do many places in Savannah.  We visited the Concierge's desk, where Diana gave us helpful information and maps of the city, assuring us that the city of Savannah was safe to walk in day, or night.

As we wandered the streets of Savannah, we saw many horse drawn carriages maneuvering though the traffic. These carriages were sight seeing carts. The "clomp-clomp" of the horses hooves gave the feeling of the past being a part of our evening's experience.

Savannah is known as the "Hostess of the South"! The city has long held on to their heritage of old, as well as attitude of welcome and warmth for all the visitors.

We decided to go to the Savannah River, where many shops, restaurants, and pubs are.

It was time for dinner. We decided on the :Chart House", an elegant eatery right on the river.

We had wanted to sit outside on the balcony, but it was closed down for the evening.

Our waiter was Nic. He suggested the soup trio as a starter. The wine for the evening was "Luccio Mascato"

I ordered Salmon with rice and asparagus. Jan ordered a fillet with potatoes. Mine was so yummy! Jan said cutting into her steak was like cutting into butter!

We ended our outing by visiting "Kevin Barry Pub", where they had a live Irish singer.

The singer/entertainer - not only had a great voice, he was funny! He had a quick wit, bringing the audience into the act on a regular basis. This was a great ending to our first night in Savannah!

As we wandered back to our hotel, we made plans for the next day. We also decided to add one more day to our visit. Follow along tomorrow to see what Savannah had in store for us!

Life is an adventure, and Southern hospitality certainly enhances the adventure!

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