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Jan 15th, 2007, 06:22 AM
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ps. this is what happens when you start to modify a sentence without re-reading it - you make no sense! ignore the word "both" in the third paragraph.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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Speaking of coffee shops (and like Starrsville said) I also love the Gryphon Tea Room which is a lovely coffee/tea shop with lots of delicious homemade scones, cakes, muffins, etc. It's adorable and is in such a nice part of town. Plus...right across from the SCAD store which has lots of great handmade designer stuff. Spend time walking through the beautiful squares and historic homes. If you like art we really enjoyed the Telfair & you can get discounted tickets to do their art museums and the Owens-Thomas House for a very reasonable price if you're into that thing. I also second the haunted pub tour if you're a beer drinker--it was one of the highlights of my trip.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:49 PM
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Staying along the River is hugely touristy ... consider the Historic Section, perhaps a B&B. A Hyatt, is a Hyatt, anywhere. Try something more Savannahish.
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Jan 19th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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We loved Savannah so much we moved from Atlanta there to retire. I have stayed at the Hyatt and Mariott and would recommend the Planters Inn for those wising to visit Savannah. The location is great and the hotel is very quaint. Most of the B&B's are also worth mentioning. The best parts of Savannah are off of River Street along with the best places to eat. The Saphire Inn and Girabaldi’s are among my favorites. The crispy flounder with apricot glace at Girabaldi’s is the best in the city. Ghost tours are fun and are a great way to view the city at night. Just pick up a map of the city, select your highlights and walk. This has got to be one of the greatest walking cities anywhere. Tybee that time of year is not worth the time it takes to get out to the island. Spend most of your time in the historic district. Another great place for a coffee and quick lunch is The Gallery Espresso. (234 bull street) Since they redid the Gryphon Tea Room, it has lost its quaint feeling. Visit some of the historic houses and sit in some of the squares. You will love Savannah.
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Jan 19th, 2007, 05:42 PM
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My wife mentioned something this evening about visiting a Plantation or Plantation house. Between my eating & drinking, is there something I can fit in for her. I will have a car.
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Jan 19th, 2007, 10:31 PM
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There are lots of houses to tour, but the only plantation I came across when planning our trip was Wormsloe Plantation. We didn't go there so can't give you any personal info, but here's a link that might help:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...+Feeling+Lucky
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Jan 20th, 2007, 05:56 AM
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Could she have been thinking about the Planter's Inn? That's a hotel.

Sorry, but there are no plantations around Savannah. Wormsloe WAS one, but it is not one now. Just an historical site with museum, ruins, etc.

There are a few wonderful old plantation sites in Charleston. Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation to name a couple. If you ever get the urge to see Charleston, put them on your list of things to see.
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Jan 20th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I was aware there is nothing left of the plantation house at Wormsloe (perhaps I should have noted that in my previous post); that's why we didn't go. However, the website indicates that and gives history and other info about the site, so that whether to visit or not can be decided.
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Jan 20th, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Thanks, that settles it -- more time for the brew pub.
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Jan 20th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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I just love Savannah
Be sure to eat at Mrs Wilkes Boarding House if it is still there. Awesome food served home style.
Also did the Haunted Pub Tour and LOVED it
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Jan 21st, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Well Budman, it looks as if you're going to have to go to Mrs. Wilkes no matter what you have said above, or what your plans are! LOL
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Jan 21st, 2007, 05:15 PM
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I would love to go to Mrs. Wilkes, but unfortunately, we arrive mid-afternoon on Friday and have a noon flight out on Monday. They're not open on weekends. Shucks.
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Jan 21st, 2007, 05:17 PM
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Now I'm confused. Giovanna, Budman has explained that Mrs. Wilkes isn't open between the Friday afternoon when they arrive and the Monday morning when they leave -- or am I missing something?
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Jan 21st, 2007, 05:26 PM
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I think Giovanna was just reading the last few posts about Plantations and lack there of, and my mentioning pubs, that's all.
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 07:18 AM
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Neo: This is a perfect example of one of the gripes I posted on the thread asking for them. People don't read or at least scan a thread and then post suggestions that have been discussed earlier in the thread and found to be impossible, i.e. Budman's inability to have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes!

It just amused me that the very thing I had "griped" about on the other thread jumped out at me on this thread.

Haven't you seen responses to posts that were perhaps a year or two old? Telling them where to go, or what to see, where to eat, etc. on a trip that had long since terminated. I recently came across one where a honeymoon was being planned. Here came a responder with ideas for their honeymoon, when they probably had a couple of kids at this juncture. LOL Nothing serious, just something that annoys or amuses me.

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Jan 22nd, 2007, 01:02 PM
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OK, I must be a slow learner today. Now I get it. So your "you must eat at Mrs. Wilkes" was tongue in cheek meant in reference to the post above yours -- knowing that the previous poster had made a comment without reading the already discussed issue. Now I get it. I thought it was your suggestion as well.
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 01:17 PM
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I'm arriving in Savannah about 3ish on Friday. Do you think Mrs. Wilkes will make up a couple of to-go lunches for me and the Mrs.
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Nope. No to-go from Mrs. Wilkes.

But, if you want some of Paula's cookin', you can call in an order and pick up at the gift shop in the restaurant. I do it all the time for lunch when I'm in town. I order from the menu. Most people - especially if they aren't used to Southern cooking, enjoy the menu items more than the buffet. The asparagus sandwich is wonderful!

And, the best thing about staying at the Planters Inn is that room service is by the Pink House. I used to stay there all the time - until the Hampton Inn opened.
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 02:58 PM
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That's it exactly Neo. I suggested Mrs. Wilkes myself early on the thread, as did a couple of other people, but Budman noted it wouldn't fit his time schedule, so when yet another "eat at Mrs. Wilkes" showed up I couldn't resist making the post you, at first, didn't understand.

Threads wouldn't get so cumbersome (100+ responses) were it not for the repetitious advice, or suggesting something that's impossible, if they had taken the time to read a bit of the thread.
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 04:00 PM
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Any good Thai restaurant recommendations?
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