Rehearsal day and tours of the city on foot

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The Fountain at Forsyth Park.

I don't know why, but I've always dismissed Savannah as being sort of 'second rate' to other cities like St. Augustine, Charleston, Williamsburg, Boston, etc.  And I've been there literally hundreds of times but never gave the city a chance to show what it had to offer from both a historical perspective and as a modern, metropolitan city.

We went to Savannah this time around to attend the wedding of our good friends Jana and Gary.  Everyone in the wedding party was staying over near Riverstreet and their hotel was booked.  And since we weren't part of the wedding party and wanted something a little tucked away from the activity, I booked us a room at the historic and luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park since the rates were similar to others like the Marriott and Hilton that were directly on Riverstreet.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
  And as an added bonus, this hotel was a 5 minute walk from the famous fountain in Forsyth Park where the wedding was being held.

We spent most of the day touring River Street and all of the squares around downtown Savannah.  A bicycle would have allowed us the opportunity to see so much more, but we decided to do it all by foot - we needed the exercise anyway.  All the hotels offer free maps of the area and how the squares are layed out.  I also highly recommend the trolley tours of the city - very informative.  We happened to do the ghost tour that stopped at many of the legendary locations in Savannah famous for their goulishly guests.

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The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Looking out over Riverstreet and t…
Looking out over Riverstreet and …
Our table setting at Vics on the …
Our table setting at Vic's on the…
Riverboats on the Savannah River.
Riverboats on the Savannah River.
The Savannah Cotton Exchange.
The Savannah Cotton Exchange.
Entrance to Breemasons Hall.
Entrance to Breemason's Hall.
Outside Breemasons Hall.
Outside Breemason's Hall.
Outside Breemasons Hall.
Outside Breemason's Hall.
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
One of the many squares and monume…
One of the many squares and monum…
Um, I think we can tell who will w…
Um, I think we can tell who will …
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The wedding party in Forsyth Park …
The wedding party in Forsyth Park…
The wedding party in Forsyth Park …
The wedding party in Forsyth Park…
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Fountain at Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
We all got together and took the …
We all got together and took the …
My friends Gary and Rob (L-R)
My friends Gary and Rob (L-R)
My friends Mike and Dave (L-R)
My friends Mike and Dave (L-R)
Dont chew give me none uh dat at…
"Don't chew give me none uh dat a…
Um, off to Prom, Savannah style.
Um, off to Prom, "Savannah style".
One of the houses on the ghost tou…
One of the houses on the ghost to…
Another house on the ghost tour.
Another house on the ghost tour.
And another....
And another....
And another....
And another....
Us sitting and waiting for the wed…
Us sitting and waiting for the we…
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photo by: Deb