Some beautiful roses found their way to me for Valentine's Day.
warehouse fire at the port involving tons of rubber.
Wedding Cake House, which she had seen featured on an HGTV show. I hadn't heard of it, so that gave me a new mission during one of my walks. Here it is on Monterey Square. I've walked through Monterey Square many times (it's the same square that the infamous Mercer Williams house is located on), but I had never noticed this house before. It just shows how many beautiful homes there are.
Congregation Mickve Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in the US. It was organized by Jewish immigrants from London who came with Oglethorpe in 1733. You can see the black smoke from the rubber fire was following me on my walk.
The golf course is located near the air force base, which can make concentrating a bit hard sometimes. (Well, that's my excuse anyway.) The jets usually came out in pairs, so once one went by, you knew to wait a few seconds for the next one.
This was the little house next door to our rental. We would often see the trolleys or walking tours stop in front of the house, but it took us a while to finally hear a version of the story of the house. It is called Laura's Cottage and one story says that Laura was a black woman who worked for Mr. Davenport in his house a few doors away. He had made many promises to her, but died before fulfilling them. For that reason, Laura has cursed all men. There are a few ghostly stories from people who have stayed in the cottage. Savannah is full of ghosts and stories.
432 Abercorn Street. I had an idea where it was and when I was out walking one day in Calhoun Square, I looked around the square and figured that this place looked pretty haunted. Yep, this must be it.
We had to laugh one night when we walked through one of the squares and a black gentleman was playing the saxophone. When he saw us he stopped the song he was playing and launched into "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen." We definitely looked like tourists.
Lucky Savannah rentals, who took such great care of us when we were there. No request was too big or too small for Joy. Thank you and see you next year!
Our next travels? God willing, it's Russia in June. With the current political situation in Russia, we're hoping it will all go well. Here endeth this blog.