Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Lady Chablis and Other Savannah Sights

Our visit to Savannah would not have been complete without seeing The Lady Chablis. She was well known in Savannah before, but really became famous after being featured in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

The guys were on the fence about going, but Barb and I were going with or without them, so they decided to see what it was all about.

And here she is! If you're offended by coarse language, it's not the place for you.

Now Lady Chablis has always said she is small, weighing about 110 or 115 pounds, but good grief...she was tiny. This girl with her was celebrating her birthday.

And there were other performers. She was really cute.

And then complete with a change of dress, The Doll (as she calls herself) was back. She has fun with the audience, but I'm sure we missed a lot. She has a southern accent and talks a mile a minute!

This is how far back we were, so forgive the grainy pics.

A few more of the other performers. This was just wrong on a lot of levels. And no, this is not a bad picture. Her cheeks actually did look like that.

A mile high hairdo...

This was the only other performer whose name I remembered...Blair Williams. She was quite good, complete with doing the splits.


Lady Chablis back with another dress change. Well, this guy's friend thought it was funny when she sat on his shoulder.

She has killer posture!

Lots of fun...

You could have your picture taken if you wanted, but we passed on that.

It was cheesy, but it was fun. Look who's smiling now!

Here are some additional random shots in Savannah. This is the Gingerbread House built in 1889.

And this is the church behind our house. Stephanie called the windows "the happy windows" and I had been trying to get a picture of them ever since. Yeah, it would have been a better picture if I had walked over to the fence, but hey, I'm a lazy photographer!

Working on the blog...

Ed's birthday was January 29, and he said it was the first time he had ever golfed in his shorts on his birthday. We stopped for a celebratory drink and lunch after our game.

This was originally a school, built in 1854, and then was used as a military hospital by Sherman's army during the Civil War. SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) acquired it in 1988 and renovated it, changing the name to Pepe Hall.

And strangely, this was on the sidewalk outside the building. Bullet casings...I want to believe it was an art project.

These trees are gorgeous. There is no bark on the trees, and no leaves when they are flowering. Once the flowers have gone, the leaves appear.

Jim and I went for a walk on River Street and what did we spy? Canadian flags on these ships. We went over and talked to two of the guys and found out that the ship on the left, the Summerside, was the same ship we saw in Antigua two years ago. They do get around!

You can take a free ferry to the Savannah Convention Centre on the other side of the river, so we decided to see what was over there.

Here we are on the other side, looking back at River Street, and the gold dome of City Hall.

It was a gorgeous day...

You can go on board the tall ship and look around...

The Convention's a beautiful facility. We went inside and they were having a Super Bowl party.

The ferry goes from the Convention Centre over to the Waving Girl statue and then back to where we got on, so it's doing a triangular run. The Waving Girl from the water...

We decided to get off here and walk back to the car...

The Convention Centre, Westin Hotel and the Savannah Belles ferry going to its next stop...

And that is some more of Savannah!


The Perpetual Vacationers said...

It was overcast for most of our trip to the area of Savannah and Charleston and the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as Fort Pulaski. So good to see your pretty photos because ours were really lacking.

The Perpetual Vacationers said...

Read about The Lady Chablis in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"