Gary and Cindy Go To Savannah

This was what it was like when we left … .
This is what it was like when we arrived. Any questions?

Gary, Cindy, The Rose Queen and Mr. Savannah

Cindy, Me and my brother Doug - clearly the smarter brother. He lives in Savannah (Forsyth Park 2018)

Cindy and I went to Savannah for the month of April.

People are initially attracted to the "big" things in a new city.  We've been enough times to have seen all the major attractions (eg. pre-Civil War mansions, streets lined with live-oaks, Forsyth Park) in Savannah.  Oh, they're all still wonderful and we're not so jaded that we can't be bothered to see them all again.  But this time we made a real effort to take a closer look at the "little" things. The sights, sounds and people that require a bit more patience.  Experiences that reveal themselves over time, if only you sit still long enough.

We had lots of time.

So we went to the park and waited for Savannah to come to us.

Forsyth Park (2018)
Cindy in the Park (2018)
Cindy in the Park (II)(2018)
Live Oaks - Forsyth Park (2018)
Fountain - Forsyth Park (2018)
The Garden Tour (2018)

Of course, we did leave the park bench now and again.

Savannah is filled with secret gardens, so it was off to the Home and Garden Tour, one of Savannah's annual Spring events and a great way to see private gardens othewise closed to the public.

Winter, such as it is, had been particularly hard in Savannah and there was lots of moaning and groaning about how many plants had been lost.  The part left out was that once the few days of frost had departed, you could push a seedling into the soil and a week later the Garden of Eden would spring back to life.

Having spent a great deal of my adult life in Maine, where this kind of floral abundance is just impossible, the Garden Tour does my soul good.

Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)
Garden Tour (2018)

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24.11 | 13:33

"Rome, by all means, Rome." Petra and I are just back from a 12-day visit to Roma and couldn't agree more. BTW, thanks for the recs -- extremely helpful. -p

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23.11 | 17:55

David,
Thanks so much.
Gary and Cindy

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22.11 | 12:22

Dear Gary and Cindy:
Sorry I missed this. Bolonga. I want to sip the legendary coffee.

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22.11 | 12:18

Dear Gary and Cindy:
Great job!
My wife and myself are looking to visit Poland next June. I married the former Annette WADOWSKI.

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