Off to Savannah
At the last minute, we decided to take a little mini-vacation and headed off to the coastal city of Savannah. It ended up being a lovely mixed bag of touristy activities. Some of the sites we thought would be more “authentic” ended up being touristy and a couple that we initially avoided because we thought they’d be crowded and cheesy ended up being quite lovely. We slept in on Saturday, which we all needed. I headed out on my own to check out the local Farmer’s Market at Forsyth Park.
Forsyth Farmer’s Market
I thought that because Savannah has some foodie leanings that I might find some nice little breakfast goodies. But unlike the farmer’s markets in California where there are often as many prepared food vendors as there are farm stands that was not going be the case.
It was a smaller market with pretty much what you would expect nothing quite special enough to bother hauling back. There were some interesting stands promoting such things as barter networks, communal farms and alternative energy sources.
I headed back to meet up with the girls for brunch at B. Matthew’s Eatery, which had wonderful food and also happened to be the site of Savannah’s oldest tavern, unexpected but quite cool.
After meandering around the beautiful streets and squares that make up Savannah’s historic district we came upon the house where Juliet Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts was born. Skye had been a Girl Scout for several years up until we left Los Angeles a few months back. I thought that the tour might make her a bit nostalgic and maybe she would reconsider her decision, but she’s pretty ready to move onto new adventures; and what better place to seek out an adventurous meal than at the Pirate’s House.
We almost made it back. The rain was refreshing and gave a good dousing.
All in all it was a perfect little mini-vacation.