Saturday, August 30, 2008

Savannah Day 1 - "The Ghetto"

We woke up Friday morning to a leisure departure - I was quite pleased to leave the house with a freshly made bed and all laundry washed (including that mornings bed sheets). We headed out, with the dogs, at 9 AM for the 5+ hour drive to Savannah (I've ALWAYS wanted to visit here)! We are trying our traveling with dogs and staying in hotel that allows them. We are both a little concerned about how this works, only because our dogs BARK when they hear outside noises.

The drive was exhausting, especially for Andy the driver, because it was our 3rd 5+ hour drive in the past month!! We finally cross the bridge and make our way into town.

I was thankful our Inn was right off the interstate - we pulled up and it was immediate disappointment...but we were both being troopers. We carry the luggage in and the room was pretty decent and had a mini fridge. We decided to head across the street to a gas station for cokes, water, beer, and a local newspaper. That’s when the CHAOS began…newspaper front page article (next to Obama Rocks) “Gunman killed in robbery” yep, that shoot out happened AT the gas station we were just in, RIGHT across the street on Wednesday night!!! Andy was FREAKING by that time and threatening to drive back home :(

I quickly searched and called around local places – and thankfully quickly found a LaQuinta Suites!! This place is a palace in comparison. We all immediately felt more comfortable about the areas surroundings, the room, and leaving the dogs. The only down is that we are a 15 minute drive from the city, but not too bad.

This is the way we left the dogs:


Andy and I finally "out on the town" in Savannah!!

Heading to the river walk

Talmadge Bridge on the Savannah River

Historic steps on our way back up, on our way to dinner
Savannah, GA - W Congress St
Dinner - we decided on THE LADY AND SONS!! They had a late evening opening and I snatched it up!!
We started with martini's - Andy got a Gin Martini and I got the special of the night a Pomegranate Martini

Bread offerings: Cheese Biscuit (tender and fluffy interior) and a Hoe Cake with maple syrup
We split the Cornucopia Salad - A bed of mixed greens topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, carrots, green peppers, red onion, cheese, walnuts, raisins, bananas, hard boiled egg and croutons. Served with Poppyseed dressing . My portion:
I ordered the petite filet with black, raspberry, and blueberry sauce and cream cheese. Served with crab legs, roasted potatoes and herbs, and french green beans, onions, and peppers! So divine!
Andy ordered one of the other speicals -Roasted Duck with an orange rosemary glaze (killer good!!!), cheesy au gratin potatoes, and broccoli with cherry tomatoes.

We headed back to the hotel at 9 PM - imaging the dogs as we left them....when we walk into the side hotel door....we hear the dogs BARKING!!! Argh!! This is the last time we plan to use a hotel for them, we like to be conciderate and this leaves us stressed!! We will head back to the city in the morning with the dogs for a mid-morning walk. Our friends our joining us this afternoon for the rest of the trip and we're having a late lunch once they arrive.

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