Savannah, Georgia

“Little Gracie” – Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia; photo provided by the author

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I flew to Savannah for a vacation in March. I’m a big fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, both the book (the Book) and the movie (the Movie), and ever since I read/watched the (true) story, I wanted to visit the places John Berendt, the author, did. In fact, we got to do that because we went on a walking tour that was specifically about the Book/Movie. We even visited the house in which the main character lived, and which was used for filming the Movie.

Bird Girl by Sylvia Shaw Judson – Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia; photo provided by author

An image of the Bird Girl, a sculpture created by Sylvia Shaw Judson, graces the Book’s cover. The photo gained immense popularity. So many people visited the statue in the cemetery where it was placed, that the family who commissioned the sculpture had it moved to the Telfair Museums, a small group of art museums, where it stands today. I didn’t do the sculpture justice, but this was the best picture I could take.

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Savannah, Georgia; photo provided by author

Before our trip, we learned that Savannah has the second largest St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the United States. (Boston is number one.) Neither of us are huge party animals, but there were plenty! We were fortunate that the hotel where we stayed had a semi-private balcony, which is where we watched the obligatory St. Paddy’s Day parade.

These are just a few of the highlights from our trip. We did many things–ate at delicious restaurants, went for plenty of walks on the cobble-stoned streets, went on a boat to sightsee dolphins. We absolutely loved it there!

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