December 23, 2011

A City of Squares

We finally made it yesterday to Savannah, Georgia.  I lived in Savannah in 1980 and have loved it ever since.  It is such a wonderful city, and I believe it’s the most beautiful city I have ever lived in.  Now, Tim will get to see why I am so taken with this place.

We are staying with one of my oldest and dearest friends.  Herbert Brito moved back to Savannah about a year ago and recently purchased, and restored, the house located two doors away from the house where we used to live.  Talk about deju vu!  It’s almost like I never left.  The house is located on Chatham Square, one of the prettiest squares in Savannah.  Tim, Kitty and I have our own apartment on the ground floor of his house.  What luxury!  We have not had so much space since we left on this trip.  One of the best parts of staying here, aside from proximity to Herbert, is the ability to walk anywhere in Savannah from our front steps.  The RV is parked out front and will likely remain that way for the duration.

The RV Parked in Savannah -
Our Home Away From Home is the One with the Blue Shutters

Tim Walking Kitty in Chatham Square

Our Temporary Digs

Kitty Has Made Herself at Home
Savannah has one of the finest urban plans in the country.  Laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733, the plan is very orderly and features a square, or park area, every few blocks.  This plan makes Savannah a very walkable city, and that’s just what we did last night.  Herbert is the perfect tour guide, and as we walked down Bull Street toward the Savannah River, he noted all of the changes that have taken place since I last visited.

Monterey Square

Downtown Savannah at Night

Savannah River Bridge
We had a lazy day today, with a little lunch, a little walking and a little shopping with Herbert.  We ended the day with dinner at Circa 1875, a fabulous French restaurant.  We’ll probably explore more of the city tomorrow, but for now, this is just what we want to be doing.


  1. Christmas in Savannah! Does it get any better than that?? Great pics. I've not been there but it's always been on my want to do list. Merry Christmas and love to you both. LV

  2. What a delight to have Lady Sarah, Kountess of Eaton, as my houseguest in Savannah! My heartfelt welcome to her husband Tim, Kount of Estes Park. and Kitty the Kat who has been on exemplary behavior.

  3. Savannah, one of the things on my bucket list, that by the way keeps growing as I read your blog. Merry Christmas to you both. I love you both, Alice

  4. LV and Alice, Savannah should definitely be on your bucket lists. The city is at its most beautiful in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom, but anytime, except summer, is a great time to visit. Tim and I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas. We love you. Sarah

  5. HB, Tim and I are so grateful to you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. You are definitely the host with the most(ess). We are loving our visit. Sarah

  6. Merrry Christmas you three. Have a great holiday. Rex

  7. Rex, Tim and I hope that you, Linda and Stephanie also have a wonderful Christmas. Sarah