on January 30, 2006
In a city like Savannah, walking is clearly the best way to get around. But in the rain? Arriving early afternoon, with the skies dark, the weather apparently about to really deteriorate, and thinking that the next day might be a wash out, for $22 each we decided to leave the driving to someone else. That was actually a nice choice. We boarded at the visitor center on the edge (in more ways than one) of the historic district. The 2-hour tour of the city took us by all the squares, many of the historic churches and homes, and places we wouldn't have thought to see. You have on-and-off privileges if you want, but given the unusual nature of the day, the driver/guide just waited a little while when any of us wanted a few more minutes some place. I probably wouldn't do this again unless the circumstances were similar, but it worked out great. The guide's enthusiasm for the city was contagious, and although we could have visited many of the sites ourselves (but more damply), it was a nice addition to have her knowledge of the stories and history. Savannah is a good place to take a guided tour of some sort, but next time, I'll try to walk.
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