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Day 1: Savannah

So I’ve just arrived in the panhandle of Florida. But since 24 hours ago, I was in Savannah, I’ll go ahead and talk about my brief stay and my experience.

So we arrived yesterday afternoon after 8 hours of driving through both sun and storms. Needless to say, our entrance was pretty grand.

Before Savannah, I had never stepped foot in Georgia before so I was excited to finally add it to the east coast states that I’ve been to.

First impression: hot. When I first got out of the car, I felt like I was stepping into a sauna. My phone told me the temperature was 97° but factor in the heat index and the temperature was around 111°.

But our hotel was right in the middle of the historic district so we were within walking distance of all the action.

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View outside our hotel room

As soon as we were mostly settled, I headed out to do a little exploration. I ran across the road to a park-ish area that I had seen on the way in and saw a snippet of what was to come.

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A sign explaining some of the Civil War history that occurred in the city

Unfortunately the storms hit soon after so I was forced back into the hotel room, at least until my family and I got hungry and decided to brave the rain.

We headed down to River Street in order to find a decent place to eat. But we were a little confused on how to get there or what we should be looking for.

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But we were pleasantly surprised at what the dark alleyways lead to.

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View from River Street

It was really cool. The fact that there were cobblestones and bricks made me feel like I was in Europe. I had seen city streets like this in movies but I never thought I would see anything like it in real life. Seeing this view made me excited to be in Savannah.

Anyway, after a delicious dinner, we were able to walk back to our hotel, but not before snapping a picture of one of the numerous fountains that are found in the city.

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Fountain and sign detailing a piece of history.

The next day, we were set to see more of the city via trolley. And my love for Savannah grew.

I was sad that we couldn’t stay the entire day or even the rest of the weekend. But as far as stopovers go, this one was really worth 8 hours of travel. And I’m glad that we were able to see at least some of the city. And of course I couldn’t leave without asking my stepmom to take my picture.

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But I will definitely go back at some point. And if you haven’t been to Savannah, you’re missing out.

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