May 10, 2015
I woke up Sunday morning rested and prepared for a peaceful day of wandering around. I started my day at Foxy Loxy Café for an iced coffee and was delighted to see that they brewed PERC coffee, the coffee I failed to find the morning before. In that moment I knew it would be a great day, I was off to a good start. I happily chatted with the baristas as they poured my coffee and I was on my way.
I walked over to River Street with my iced coffee in hand, and admired the views along the way. Spanish moss covered trees, old passage ways and staircases, boats passing by on the glistening Savannah River. There is something so beautiful and tranquil about large bodies of water, I just can’t get enough of them. I found myself on a bench overlooking the river. I was down some stairs behind the market area and away from the noise of the streets, the passing cars, and all the people. I sat down, sipped my coffee, and kind of zoned out for a while. Just looking out over the water, into the blue skies. I was so content, and happy with where I was. Sometimes I have these moments where I simply reflect on the things that I am doing and look at the place I am in and I am so grateful.
Eventually I got up from my bench and walked to the Colonial Park Cemetery. If you go to Savannah this is a must. It is a beautiful walk through with tons of history to read about as you walk around every turn of the sidewalk. I wasn’t sure how to feel about the fact that I was walking through a cemetery though. How is someone supposed to feel when walking through a cemetery? I felt a little weird thinking about the fact that there were dead bodies everywhere, and I wondered if there was some sort of cemetery etiquette I should be following. I got over it though and I read some really interesting stories about the ways that people died and who they were, it was definitely worth the visit.
After the cemetery I walked to Chippewa Square where the bench they used when filming Forrest Gump used to be. Unfortunately the bench has been removed and put in a museum, and there isn’t an indicator of where it once was, but it was still a beautiful square to visit. Everything in Savannah is so beautiful I wasn’t ever really disappointed if I didn’t find what I was looking for, it is the perfect place to feed my need to walk around with no destination!
From Chippewa Square I made my way to Jones Street because it was named, “The most beautiful street in North America” by Southern Living, and I have to say, it was truly beautiful. The entire street was shaded by huge oak trees draped with Spanish moss, and all the antebellum style houses set such a beautiful scene. It is a must see in Savannah.
This concluded my time in Savannah. I walked to my car, and drove to my friend’s house to get my stuff together, and would be making my next stop on the way home at The Hostel in the Forest. What are some of your favorite places to visit in Savannah? Let me know and help me plan my next trip!