Wednesday, January 1, 2014


On Thanksgiving Day, we drove to Savannah to do some sightseeing.  We had our Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant on the Savannah River and then checked into the Hyatt hotel on the river.  We drove around a bit to try to see where the places were that we wanted to see on Friday.  Savannah was founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe and he did a great job of laying out the city.  There are a lot of old homes that have been preserved. 



Oglethorpe laid out the city with 24 parks that were spaced every so many blocks apart.
Savannah is the 3rd largest port in the United States and handles a lot of container freight.


Of course, Savannah shipped a lot of cotton during the 1800's and this is the Cotton Exchange and the alley in front of it allowed the buyers to see the cotton they were buying by standing on the bridges above the alley.

The Pirates Cove is now a bar and restaurant but used to be a bar where they shanghaied sailors for the sailing ships that made port here.
Of course, we had to stop at the candy shop and the city market.

We had a great time and hope to be able to go back again before we leave.  It is within the boundaries of our mission so we can go if we get permission from our mission president.

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