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Trip Report Savanah Sojourn

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Here's a brief run down on our Savannah sojourn last month. Always wanted to see this historic place and so we booked a week with a Road Scholar program. Our stay in the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel. This is a city for wandering. Those familiar know about the 22 squares and live oaks with Spanish moss and historic mansions with wrought iron fences, etc. You'll find other Fodor reports about Savannah which I won't duplicate. We did read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" before and during the trip. Locals may scoff at it a bit but they love the attention it brings the city. And I have in hand "Behind the Moss Curtain...and other great Savannah stories."

There are sightseeing trolleys and buggies and also a free Dot bus with certain stops. Also along the river front is a trolley. We didn't explore that area so much but it has some fun shops. What we mainly did was learn the history, visit some mansions in walking tours, explore some eating places, and hear some Johnny Mercer music (and I was forced on my feet to dance a little...don't sit in a front row). OK, here's a quiz: what is your favorite Johnny Mercer song? He is honored here as lyricist and performer. Wrote John Berendt, "Midnight is more than anything else a portrait of Savannah, and in a way the same can be said of Johnny Mercer's songs."

Just a little history...important name is Gen. James Oglethorpe, English visionary who laid out the city plan. Savannah was founded in 1733 as a buffer for the Colonies from Spanish Florida. The lovely squares were laid out by Oglethorpe himself and though some historic buildings were raised the squares survived modernization and certain mansions were preserved. Slavery was related to the increasingly important money maker...cotton. Savannah became a major port. When Gen. Sherman occupied the city he didn't burn it down but made it a Christmas present to President Lincoln.

Next installment: special dining and historic buildings and such. Another question: what is low country food and name one example?

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