Our first stop was to Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House for lunch.
A fascinating place where you sit at a table that seats 10. So, since there were only two of us, we were seated with 8 other folks we didn't know. When we got to our table, it was already set with all this food. Our waitress informed us that they had already blessed the food, so just dig in. Our meal included, fried chicken, pulled pork, beef stew, jambalaya, green beans, cabbage, macaroni and cheese, rice, turnips, cucumbers, black eyed peas and sweet (and I mean SWEET) tea. For dessert, there was blackberry cobbler and banana pudding. To say the least, we did not eat for the rest of the day.
Gorgeous homes are everywhere in Savannah.
St John's Church. Incredible architecture.
River Street on the banks of the Savannah River. In days gone by, this is where the cotton was stored before being shipped to England. Now it is filled with restaurants and shops.....particularly River Street Treat Shop!
Spanish moss is everywhere. It is absolutely amazing. These huge live oaks are all throughout the city.
John Wesley brought the gospel to Savannah.
Christ Church is where Wesley served for 2 years.
A trip out to Tybee Island to climb the lighthouse steps to the top.
94 live oaks line the drive going up to the Boone Hall Plantation.
Boone Hall Plantation.
Wes participating in the story of Brier Rabbit and the Tar Baby. He was the fox.
A slave house. Evidently these are nice dwellings as they were made of bricks. Each house consisted of 1 room for the whole family.
Fabulous old houses line Battery Park.
We boarded the ferry and headed to Ft. Sumner.
The first shot of the Civil War was shot at this fort which at the time was occupied by Union Forces.
At the beginning of the war, these walls were 30 feet tall. Now they stand about 15 feet.
A mortar shell from the civil war still embedded in the wall.
A look at Ft. Sumner from the ferry.
This is the Angel Tree. IT IS HUGE!
Yep, that's Wes at the base of this tree.
This is one of its many branches. Many with circumferences of more than 12 feet.
The knot in that tree is over 3 feet tall. This is a beautiful old tree. They don't really know how old it is. Some guess it is as young as 400 years. Others believe it could be up to 1500 years old. However old it is, it is absolutely amazing.
So, these are a few of the pictures of our trip. It was so very enjoyable. We hope to go again sometime because the Southern hospitality of the people in Savannah particularly is just incredible. It was just a lot of fun.