Monday, March 17, 2014

Savannah, GA

At the end of February when Grandma J was here to visit, we spent a day in Savannah, GA.  It is such a beautiful city and it is rich with beautiful architecture and historical buildings.  I can't wait to go back and visit again!  I failed to get even one photo including Grandma J however... I don't know why?!  Anyways, it was a beautiful day and it was tons of fun.  We walked along historic River St., ate candy at one of the famous candy shops, took a riverboat ride and finished off the day with a scrumptious meal at Joe's Crab Shack.

Taking a nap on the way there.

When we were on the riverboat, the guide told us about how many of the stones you see in the streets and buildings are ancient, and that they were originally ballast stones. I find this so interesting!  The following paragraph is an excerpt from here.

"The origin of these stones is also unusual: they were transported from afar as ballast in the holds of sailing ships arriving in Savannah. Ships coming with little or no load would take on stones as ballast, and they would dump those stones as they took on loads in Savannah. These stones, probably from Africa or the Caribbean, were valuable building resources, because the sources of solid rock nearest Savannah are many miles inland across the sandy Coastal Plain."

These are the hardest streets to walk on!  No two stones are the same.

Down on River St. things get a lot smoother, but the cars still bumped along.

The riverboat we rode on.

We had the boys names written in wire and this guy has the nicest hand writing skills.  You can click here to see an old photo I found on the web where you can sort of see his work.

Trying some organic candies Aunt Grace sent us.

"I'm not sleepy mama!"

We can't wait to go back!

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