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Stunning Savannah

sunny 31 °C

Today I left Saint Augustine and Florida for Savannah, Georgia. On the way, I stopped briefly in Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida and which has had the most number of serial killings than any other city in the United States.

This afternoon, I arrived in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. Georgia’s principal agricultural production is peaches. Immediately on my arrival in Savannah, the group and I went to Forsyth Park for a group photo, covering about 30 acres and featuring a grand fountain as the centrepiece it was by far one of the most beautiful parks in Savannah I visited.

After the group photo, I walked along the cobblestone street of River Street, which borders the Savannah River, and had lunch at an Irish pub with the group. I had a great shepherd’s pie.

Following lunch, I went on a trolley tour around downtown Savannah. I discovered that Spanish moss is as ubiquitous in Savannah as it was in the swamps of New Orleans. Spanish moss grows on larger trees, commonly the Southern Live Oak or Bald Cypress. Interestingly, the use of Spanish moss for mattress filling in the past prompted the saying ‘Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite’ because bugs would live in the Spanish moss and bite people while they slept in their beds. On my trolley tour, I drove by many of the 22 green squares located in Savannah – they were all very pretty. I dropped by the Cathedral of St John the Baptist for a photo stop. The trolley tour was a quick and nice way to see the city.

Posted by mccardj 19:40 Archived in US Virgin Islands Tagged square garden savannah

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