Friday, May 18, 2012

Savannah Part 2

Day 2 of our trip to Savannah was jam packed of stuff. When we were trying to find a parking place we noticed that there were  A LOT of police around the Pink House and they had closed off a 2 block radius. Apparently there was a kidnapping/ hostage situation that occurred the night before. One of the hostages was made to be a driver and he saw a police man and bailed out of the car. Then the bad guys ran to the Pink House. There was a stand off and police and even the swat team. Very exciting and very scary stuff; especially since we had just eaten there the night before. So we stayed away from that part of Savannah for awhile. Thankfully the bad guys were apprehended and no one was hurt. Crazy stuff.

Here we are enjoying the historic Architecture of downtown Savannah.

We decided to visit the Juliette Gordon Low house since we visited the Andrew Low house the day before. It was really cool. Juliette Low was such a great artist! I had no idea! She painted, sculpted, and worked with ironwork. She was a very talented woman with a very sad life. You can learn more about this house here.

Looking over the beautiful garden.
For Lunch we went to the famous Wilkes House. This is a MUST DO in Savannah. But get there early because there is always a line. Thankfully for us the line was short so we only had to wait for 10 minutes.
Note the line behind us. LOL. Yes that is how yummy and delicious this place is.
Here is the first picture of the food. How this place works is: you stand in line; when you get in you are seated at a table of 8; there is already sweet tea and food on the table; the food is then passed family style and you make some new friends.

We counted all the dishes of food on the table and came up with 21 different foods: green beans, baked beans, cheesy mashed potatoes, gravy, rice, beef stew, squash, rice and sausage, fried chicken, cabbage, collard greens, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, black eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, rolls and cornbread, BBQ, chicken and dumplings, cucumbers, & okra and tomatoes; just to name a few. For dessert you could have banana pudding or cherry cobbler.  If you leave hungry, it's your own fault. It was amazing. I had a spoon full of everything on the table and I left feeling stuffed.

It was such a wonderful trip and we can't wait to go back. Love Savannah!

Also this is my 100th Post! WOOOOT!! 

1 comment:

Aquinas' Goose said...

That sounds like a very yummy experience that I'm going to have to emulate should I ever find myself in Savannah. Glad you and Jeremy were gone by the time the kidnappers arrived!