Georgia on My Mind

Days: 36-37
Kilometres Travelled: 422
Total States Visited: 14
Total Kilometres: 9,471

After reading about Savannah in a book by Bill Bryson, Sponge was overjoyed to finally arrive in the city - and it was just as imagined. Armed with tips and a map from the very enthusiastic lady at the information centre, we set out into the heat and oppressive humidity on foot and were blown away at every step. 

We hit up the Market Place and had our first delicious cappuccino in a very long time at the Fox Catcher Cafe, before wandering down to the riverside promenade; a delight of historical buildings and original cobblestone roads (Savannah was established in 1733!). We wandered into a few of the shops before scoring the best tasting and freshly made praline in a candy store. On the sugar high, we walked back downtown and accidentally found ourselves in Leopald's ice cream store - for even more sugary goodness. And everyone was just so friendly!  

With energy abounding, we toured the squares that led to Forsyth Park and were absolutely blown away by the beauty of it all; amazing residential architecture, lush gardens and towering trees adorned in Spanish Moss lined every road and square. Words can hardly describe the feeling of these storybook streets, it was such a surreal and wonderful encounter.