Rainy Sunday in Savannah

Sunday, December 2, 2018

6:00 a.m.

It rained ALL night long!  I'm not kidding!  And it is loud in an RV.  But somehow we managed to get some sleep.  It was still raining when I got up but Charlie didn't mind going for a short walk.  Truman, on the other hand, refused to go outside in the dark and in the rain. At least it was warm outside - 60°

9:15 a.m.

Time got away from me as I worked on the blog and edited the video of us riding bikes.  Suddenly we realized we needed to go - we had tour reservations at 10:30 and it was 25 minute drive.  I fixed sausage and eggs while I got ready and actually ate it in the truck while driving lol!  Clinton helped me!

10:15 a.m.

We had just found a parking spot that I could actually maneuver the truck into - and happy surprise - parking is free on Sunday in Savannah - when I got a text from our tour guy saying because of the rain, the tour was cancelled.  Dang it!  We put on our rain jackets, grabbed the big umbrella and headed out anyway.  It was rainy, warm and foggy.  It made it kind of magical!

We decided to head to the visitor's center first since they are usually a wealth of information.  We were only a couple of blocks away.  It turned out to be the best experience!  We met the nicest lady there named Pam - she gave us all sorts of recommendations - even places to go outside of Savannah.

We were going to take her recommendation on where to eat for brunch but right down the street was this cute place looking over the river that a friend from home had recommended to us for their beignets - Huey's on the River.  They were very crowded so we sat at the bar.

The beignets were amazing!  And that praline sauce!  Seriously good!  I asked the bartender if they sold the sauce - they didn't - but the awesome bartender actually gave me a copy of the recipe!

We then spent the next four hours walking around, taking pictures, reading historical markers, etc.


Waving Girl statute:

Every building was historic and beautiful!

I loved the old alleys:

and the Christmas decorations:

and the cute restaurants:

I let Clinton pick a place to eat for lunch - we ended up in a loud bar to watch football.  They had good cheeseburgers and fries. We also bought some Christmas presents at Paula Deen's store.

As we were leaving, we saw the most amazing site - a cargo ship going through the river channel - we could see it between the buildings - which were two stories off the ground!

I created a video of our walk near the waterfront:

4:00 p.m.

We stopped at a Publix grocery store near our campground to get groceries.  It was a nice store but it seemed a little more expensive.  When rested for a bit when we got back - we were tired from all that walking.

I made a homemade pizza for dinner - baked it on our Traeger grill - and took the dogs for a quick walk before it started to rain hard again.  It then rained for the rest of the evening - loudly!  Again!

Here's a breakdown of our day:

My happy moments from Sunday were:
  • meeting Pam at the Visitor's Center
  • eating those beignets with the praline sauce plus getting the recipe
  • walking down cobblestone streets among all those historic places
What were your happy moments from Sunday?  Did you eat something amazing?  What was it? We would love to hear from you.

Monday we plan to return to Savannah and continue our tour of this beautiful city.  

Stay happy Campers!

Michele and Clinton


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