Saturday, September 19, 2009


After a good breakfast at the B & B, we went on a trolley tour.  The guide was very knowledgeable, and we saw most of historic Savannah in about an hour.  We were told that Savannah is the most “haunted” city in the U.S., as most of it is built on old cemeteries.  He also told us that the south did not tolerate Catholics until the 1800s.  We saw a Jewish temple that looks like a Christian church.  Several well-known movies were filmed in Savannah, including  Forest Gump, Glory and  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  (the last two had scenes that were filmed in the Mercer Williams House).  After the tour we checked out of the B & B and toured the Mercer Williams House.  It’s very interesting, as Williams was a collector and the home has many centuries-old portraits.  The collection also includes candlesticks that were owned by Martha and George Washington.  Williams killed his young employee/lover in the same room where he died shortly after his 4th trial (he was found not guilty).  Unfortunately they don’t allow any pictures on the tour.  We took a last short walk around the city before we left on our drive to Atlanta.

The trip from Savannah to Atlanta took about 4 1/2 hours and covered 257 miles.  We checked in at the Ellis on Peachtree Hotel and then drove to the Varsity for burgers.  The Varsity is huge and was busy at 5:00, but it’s not in the same league as Lions Tap.  The onion rings were good.  We spent a quiet night in the hotel watching college football.

Savannah - Mercer Williams House

Savannah/Atlanta Photos

The temperatures were comfortable for our sightseeing in Savannah.  We had some rain on our drive to Atlanta, but the rain stopped by the time we arrived.

Savannah Trolley Tour - Independent Presbyterian Church

Savannah Trolley Tour

Savannah Trolley Tour - Savannah River

Savannah Trolley Tour - Waving Girl statue (Florence Margaret Martus)

Savannah - Mercer Williams House

Savannah - Mickve Israel Temple

Savannah Trolley

Savannah - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Savannah - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Atlanta - The Varsity

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