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RE: Trip to Savannah in late January
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: Trip to Savannah in late January
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:32:41 -0500

AWESOME!!!! You will LOVE it in March. It is simply gorgeous here. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Tricia
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 9:49 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Trip to Savannah in late January

Thank you so much Andrea.  We were able to move the trip to the first week 
in March.  I think the garden part of the trip will be much better, or I 
hope so.
I have always dreamt of spending spring time in your area!  I had read 
online that several people prefer Mrs. Wilkes's over Paula Deen's.
Thank you again,
Tricia
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 8:06 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Trip to Savannah in late January


> 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 Pirates House http://thepirateshouse.com/. It  has
>> been a pub since the 1700s 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
>> Pirates 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 Clarys house is just a little diner that was in the movie and it 
>> was
>> cool to eat there. Its 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 havent 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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