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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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