My name is Savannah...Forrest Savannah
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
300Trip End Nov 04, 2008
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We were impressed by the level of preservation of the colonial buildings and how clean and organised the old town is (although the travel book states that it becomes dangerous at night...we have doubts). The older parts and houses were exactly like something out of "Gone with the Wind".
Before doing a long walk of the old quartes we started with a long visit to the Savannah Museum. They have a 20 minute film explaining the origins and development, and good exhibition afterwards. The interesting points were:
- it was an experiment by the British to counter Spanish colonialism
- Germans, Scottish and English fought together to defend it against French, Irish and Swedish
Savannah is also the place where they filmed parts of Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks (see Marcos' impersonation...its quite excellent :-)
We continued our trip North, leaving Georgia and into South Carolina, and stopping at Exit 33 on our way to Charleston.
The weather is slightly fresher here, and definetly much, much greener with forrests all around.