Days Inn & Suites Port Wentworth-North Savannah
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... and is the oldest plantation owned by the same family.
The former home and plantation of Noble Jones, one of the original colonists who arrived in Savannah with General James Oglethorpe in 1773, Wormsloe offers a glimpse into the lives of Georgia's earliest European settlers. The original house was constructed of "tabby," a mixture of sand, water, lime and oyster shells. Much of the oyster shells used to build ...
... gold leafing and beautiful artwork and stained glass windows were the closest as possible to greatness unlike the Sistine Chapel. I sat at the back for a bit while Andrew looked for photo opportunities. On our way out we ran into the couple from Atlanta at lunch. As promised we detoured off track mid way across the map as attached to Coastal Empire Trading Company to meet Lori the Australian in need of some good Aussie lingo. She had a lovely cafe with French ...
... in South Carolina. We are planning to visit some of the Plantations the area is famous for. Cant wait.
Next blog will be from New Orleans....... We have heard the sad news coming out of Boston this afternoon. Not a good thing. We are not there until early May at this stage.
Hope you enjoyed this blog and the pics as well.
Mish & Greig............ from the Southern Belle that is Savannah.
... that ensued, the book paints a colourful picture of the city and its sights and the description of Bonaventure Cemetery particularly caught my imagination. My host duly drove around the huge cemetery which was once a plantation and it was one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I've ever been, lined with endless avenues of azaleas, camellias and of course the Spanish moss draped trees. Of course the wealthy Savannah families had all tried to outdo each other ...
... its streets (true story, the power company still finds bodies underneath them to this day) is ghoulish enough in my book anyday.
All in all, I'm glad we ended up staying in Savannah. The Historic District is beautiful, a ton of history, and wonderful people. However, I don't see us getting back there anytime soon. The city has had its fair share of hardships between wars, fires, and depression and it shows as soon as you step one foot out of the Historic District.