Savannah Journals

Savannah, a true Southern Belle

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A July 2001 trip to Savannah by vampirefan

Tybee Island/Fort Pulaski National Monument Photo, Tybee Island, Georgia More Photos
Quote: Several years ago a long time penpal of mine and her family joined us in the lovely and historic city of Savannah. Savannah is always one of my favorite places to visit, and is somewhere I never tire of visiting.

Savannah, a true Southern Belle

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Old historic houses Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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I just love being in Savannah. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I always find something new on every trip. I can make a whole day just out of walking around and looking at the historical homes and buildings. Some of my favorite things on this trip were the tours we took. Everyone seems to especially love the carriage tour. I also found Ft. Pulaski very interesting. Seeing the huge chunks of the bricks that were hit my cannon fire made you feel like you were there. I always love time on River Street. I always pay a visit to my favorite candle shop, Kandlesticks, and a stop at Huey’s for a bite to eat is always in order. Quick Tips: I would always advise any one to do some s...Read More

Red Roof Savannah Inn And Suite

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Hotel | "Red Roof Inn"

Red Roof Savannah Inn And Suite Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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While in Savannah, this time we stayed at the Red Roof Inn here as well. This is the location on Al Henderson Blvd. And was nicer then the one we stayed at in Charleston. It is about 13 miles from downtown and 15 miles from the airport. There are a number of restaurants close by and within walking distance. This Red Roof Inn appeared to be newer than the one in Charleston. Everything was very clean and nice. The décor of the room is typical moderate hotel style. We had 2 queen beds, which we love. We love the extra bed for all of our junk. We had a very nice large picture window. But the view is only that of the highway. Still very sunny though. We had a table and 2 chairs, a chest offering ple...Read More

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Red Roof Savannah Inn And Suite
405 AL HENDERSON BLVD
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912-920-3535

Shrimp Factory

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Restaurant | "The Shrimp Factory"

Shrimp Factory Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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In addition to lunch at Huey’s (which I have detailed in several other journals), we dined one night at The Shrimp Factory. The building dates from 1823 to 1826, when it was formerly used as a cotton warehouse. It is renovated in 1977 and turned into one of the most popular restaurants on River Street. We had a rather large group with us, including our friend Tine and her family, one of my pals Lisa and her hubby, and one of my clients Faye and her husband Donnie. We made advanced reservations and got right on in when we arrived. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list and has a full-service bar. We do not drink, but several of our party did and said everything was excellent. Si...Read More

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Shrimp Factory
313 East River St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
+1 912 236 4229

Savannah Riverfront/River Street

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Attraction | "River Street"

Savannah Riverfront/River Street Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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One of the must-see, must-do things in Savannah is the renowned River Street. The street sits idyllically along the beautiful Savannah River. Today it is a one-stop entertainment center. Shopping, dining, and bars can be found along this beautiful area. The area cover 9 blocks and is located in downtown Savannah. The cobblestones streets are as old as the city itself. The port of Savannah was once a thriving major port. The wealthy plantation owners made their fortunes in cotton and tobacco and used the port to export their products. The street was once alive with produce vendors, shopping stalls, and bars and restaurants ready to serve the sailors coming into port. It was also once a very rowd...Read More

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Savannah Riverfront/River Street
Savannah's Historic Waterfront
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Tybee Island/Fort Pulaski National Monument

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Attraction | "Fort Pulaski National Monument"

Tybee Island/Fort Pulaski National Monument Photo, Tybee Island, Georgia
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About 15 minutes from Savannah on your way to Tybee Island sits Ft. Pulaski. It is located on Cockspur Island, which was once a strategic area near the mouth of the Savannah River. It was built between 1829 and 1847 to defend Savannah from foreign attacks and invasions. Early in the Civil War, Georgian troops seized the fortress. Between April 11 and 12, 1862, Union (i.e. Yankee) forces deployed artillery onto Tybee Island. Only 30 hours later, the 7.5-foot-thick walls were breached, and Confederate (Southern) forces surrendered. Today the fort is under the protection of the National Park Service and is open to visitors. From the parking area, you walk to the moat area and enter the ...Read More

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Tybee Island/Fort Pulaski National Monument
Cockspur Island
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-5787

Scrap Happy

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Located on Johnny Mercer Boulevard, you will find Scrap Happy offering 3,000 square feet of scrap-booking supplies. You will find an assortment of papers, pens, kits, albums, embellishments, accessories, and more. Kim Hendrix is the owner of the store. The store carries the most updated scrap-booking supplies. The store is nice and neat, with plenty of room to move around. The have plenty of pages done for inspiration. The staff is very friendly. If you are from out of town, they will be glad to show you want products they have promoting Savannah and Georgia. I could spend all day in this place. They offer a newsletter, cropping parties, and a number of classes. If you are in town and it is you...Read More

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Scrap Happy
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31410
(912) 898-9610

Enjoy Savannah!

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Beautiful squares Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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The history of Savannah goes back to February 12, 1733, when English General James Edward Oglethorpe and 120 colonists arrived in Savannah and founded the 13th and last colony in the New World. The colony grew, and people from all over began to gather in this beautiful place. In 1793, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, and colonists began to make their fortune in cotton. Savannah became a major seaport, and soon wealthy colonist began to build lavish homes and nearby plantations. But Savannah soon found itself caught in the Civil War. In 1864, Savannah residents surrendered their city rather than see it destroyed. Yankee General Sherman found this city so beautiful that he never did torch it. ...Read More