‘Doesn’t she look like … Paula Deen?’, I asked.
‘Yeah, she does’.
‘Well, we are in …… Savannah’.
That was the lady who greeted us at the reception in the hotel. Her face looked so familiar, that I couldn’t stop myself from asking. And co-incidentally, Paula Deen is also from Savannah and there are many ‘Paula Deen Tours’ available as well, which take you around the city showcasing her life.
It was good to know that.
And as it was late by the time we reached there, we decided to go sightseeing in the morning.
Next Morning, we woke up to the sound of rain drops and there began our first day in the Historic Savannah. Flying umbrellas and a cancelled city tour – to summarize it succinctly. Not to worry, we picked up a few maps and drove around for the first half of the day – covering a few of the famous spots. By evening, we were on the gorgeous River Street – sitting in a cozy old-time bakery with coffee and the special pralines & Georgia pecan pie – it couldn’t have been better.
After the delish treats, we were ready for a walk on the riverside with worn-down buildings, cobblestone streets and the mysterious alleys – it reflected the ‘old-world’ charm perfectly (and the little puddles of water on the road made it even more real).
Our day ended with a cruise ride in the Savannah river – a fitting end to our day in one of the most beautiful places.
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