Sunday, March 1, 2015

A tour of downtown Savannah.

At 9:15 AM this morning a trolly picked us up at the campground and drove us in to Savannah where we purchased tickets for the Hop-on-Hop-off trolly tour of downtown. The full round trip tour is about 90 minutes.

About the time we got on the trolly it started to rain, not hard but rainy. Also, it was cold. Temps in the low 40's. Of course the trolly has roll up plastic windows which were down because of the rain and the immediately fogged up so we could barely see out. We got some photos but not many.

We hopped off the trolly and went to Lady and Sons restaurant for lunch. Lady and Sons is Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah.

The restaurant is a 3 story old brick building with seating on floors one and three and the second floor is the kitchen. We ate on the third floor which is accessible by elevator. They can seat a lot of people and they move them through very efficiently. Service is very good.
Paula Deen's Restaurant.
The store is to the left of the canopy.

Today being Sunday they only serve a buffet lunch. We had about a 20 minute wait which wasn't bad without reservations. The waiting area is Paula's store of course, Can't forget the marketing.

The main item of course was fried chicken. And it was good. As was everything else. There was baked chicken, rice, pulled pork dried cat fish, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, black eyed peas, lima beans with ham, collard greens with ham, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and a salad bar. When we got back to the table there was a small plate at each place with a 4 inch hoe cake and a biscuit on it.

Desert was a choice of peach cobbler, banana cream, and a gooey chocolate bar. Out standing!

We waddled out of the restaurant.

From the restaurant we walked to River Street which is one level down from the main part of town and along the Savannah River. The streets down to it were all cobble stone and slippery with the rain so we did find an elevator. We walked to the Peanut shop where every kind of peanut was available to sample. Unfortunately, after that lunch, nothing even looked good.

Cobble stone street going down to the river.

River Street.

We caught the trolly back to the visitor center, watched a movie on savannah history, and then rode the trolly back to the RV Park.

A may not have been a perfect day for site seeing but we did enjoy it.