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Re: Trip to Savannah in late January
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Trip to Savannah in late January
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:27:29 -0600

Well I know Elaine and Mike raved on and on about Savannah.  Elaine is into
all that ghosty stuff, it's a whatever for me.  I'm into the history and of
course the FOOD.  Tricia have a great time, and do report in please when you
return!!

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 8:06 AM, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:

> Tricia-feel free to email me privately as well- andreah@hargray.com
>
> Elaine is right, you should watch Midnight in the Garden of Good and
> Evil-Fabulous movie!
>
> Savannah is only 45 minutes from me. I know most people go to Paula Deen's
> (The Lady & Sons) restaurant to eat, but personally I prefer Mrs. Wilkes's
> Boarding House. I'll look up the URL for you. It's been around a lot longer
> than Paula's and is a family style restaurant as opposed to a buffet. They
> seat 10 to a table and the food is to DIE for (better than Paula's, again
> IMO) ;)
>
> Other movies in the area, The Great Santini, Forest Gump, Prince of Tides,
> The Big Chill, The Last Song (filmed on Tybee Island in Savannah), GI Jane,
> and I'll have to think of some others. There was one with Sandra Bullock
> but
> I can't recall it right now.  Forces of Nature! That's it!
>
> Beaufort is close so I'd love to get together if we can! You'll love River
> Street, on the waterfront, and I truly would suggest a quick trip to
> Beaufort if you get a chance. It's more like a mini-Charleston as opposed
> to
> Savannah. The Architecture is VERY different in the two cities. It's really
> odd considering they were all "developed" around the same time.
>
> Regardless, you'll love it. We have the giant live oaks with Spanish moss,
> the camellias will be starting to bloom, and hopefully, it will be warm.
> LOL! Feel free to shoot me any questions!
> Andrea
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Tricia
> Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 8:00 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Trip to Savannah in late January
>
> Thank you Pam.  I sent you a private note so I don't bore every one else.
> Tricia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:03 PM
> Subject: Fwd: [CHAT] Trip to Savannah in late January
>
>
> > Hi Tricia - here's my friend Elaine's advice on Savannah.  She and Mike
> > raved about their trip for a solid week after they got back.
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Elaine <elaine@creativecontainers.com>
> > Date: Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Trip to Savannah in late January
> > To: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> >
> >
> > My #1 Advice: If you are going to Savannah first you really need to watch
> > the movie  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil . It is a great movie
> > filmed in Savannah.. Then of course once you go there and see and do
> > everything you saw in the movie then  watch the movie again.
> >
> > I would recommend The Pirate s House http://thepirateshouse.com/. It
>  has
> > been a pub since the 1700 s and is haunted and we got many orbs in the
> > pictures we took. We had a glass of Chatham Artillery Punch ( served in
> > the
> > movie and very interesting history behind the punch) in the back bar at
> > the
> > Pirate s house. When we got back we made Chatham Artillery Punch at the
> > first family get together we had.  The punch is very suave and deceitful
> > so
> > be careful.
> >
> > Also Clary s house is just a little diner that was in the movie and it
> was
> > cool to eat there. It s been in biz since 1903.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I recommend a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery
> >
> > Description I found online:
> >
> > Even if it had not served as the most memorable setting in the 1994
> novel,
> > Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, this remarkable graveyard would
> > still draw the curious. The moss-covered graves and monuments date back
> > over
> > two centuries, and mark the resting places of Confederate soldiers,
> > generals, plantation owners and Savannah families of note. Don't come
> > looking for the famous Bird Girl statue, however. This signature icon of
> > Midnight Madness was relocated to the Telfair Museum when the heavy
> > traffic
> > of adoring fans began to disturb neighboring graves.
> >
> >
> >
> > We stayed at The Gastonian in the south historic district. We were just a
> > block or 2 away from Forsythe Park and we pretty much walked everywhere.
> >
> > We walked to The Lady & Sons and the whole downtown historic area.  The
> > food
> > was just plain good southern cooking. Nothing fancy but pretty much what
> I
> > cook all the time according to my husband. I love Paula Deen  so I would
> > recommend going there if you haven t been.
> >
> >
> >
> > The many squares in town are just gorgeous!
> >
> >
> >
> > Savannah was very enchanting and I will always treasure our vacation time
> > spent there.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > *From:* Pam Evans [mailto:gardenqueen@gmail.com]
> > *Sent:* Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:48 PM
> > *To:* Elaine
> > *Subject:* Fwd: [CHAT] Trip to Savannah in late January
> >
> >
> >
> > what are some good places to go in Savannah?  especially garden related
> > stuff??   thanks.
> > Date: Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 9:26 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Trip to Savanah in late January
> > To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >
> >
> > Andrea and all,
> > What would you recommend for a fast trip to Savanah in late January.  I
> > wish
> > we could put it off till later.... at least February.
> >
> > You have all given me the greatest information in the past and made so
> > many
> > of
> > our trips so much more memorable.
> > Has anyone ate at The Lady and Son's restaurant in Savanah?
> > Thank you for all your help!!
> >
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
> >
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Kemp TX
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