Saturday, February 17, 2018

North Carolina Trip Day 5 - Myrtle Beach, SC to Savannah, GA

Sunday morning when we left Myrtle Beach it was raining a light mist, but we got on the road toward Savannah, GA!

Before we crossed over into GA, we started seeing signs for a place that sold pralines and boiled peanuts. Andrew had told me that he wanted to try boiled peanuts while we were in the south and I really wanted to try pralines so we stopped. Inside they had local pecans for sale, homemade pralines that we being made on the counter right in front of us and they made their own boiled peanuts. It was a fun stop!

They pralines were so yummy. Probably straight sugar and butter with pecans, but so yummy! Andrew didn't mind the boiled peanuts, but he talked me into trying one and at first I thought it just tasted like a really salty, soggy peanut, but then came this taste...I can't even describe it, but I was looking around our rental car for something to spit it out in and of course, there was nothing so I had to swallow it. Luckily I had a water so I was drinking and drinking trying to get the taste out of my mouth. Yuck! Definitely not a southern girl. Haha! ;)

Another state crossed off our list!
(What a dumb place to put a construction sign!)

When we pulled into Savannah, we were starving! We got off at an exit with a lot of options and found Logan's Roadhouse, which is a restaurant we don't have in Utah so we decided to try it. It was so good! It was like Texas Roadhouse, but better!

After lunch, we checked into our hotel and made our way down to Factors Walk. Factors Walk is a row of red brick buildings along the Savannah River where cotton brokers (factors) bargained during cotton's heyday.


Savannah Cotton Exchange

We weren't quite sure what we wanted to do in Savannah, but Andrew happened to see a sign for Old Town Trolley Tours. He checked and found we could get a trolley right where we were standing in just a couple minutes so he bought us tickets for it. It ended up being the best thing we did the whole trip! We got to see all of Savannah's Historic, Colonial and Victorian districts on a 90-minute tour and it was so amazing! We were in awe of the stories they told and how old the buildings are in Savannah. Several date back to the 1700's! Nothing like what we have here in West! Best thing ever!

Jones Street was voted one of the most beautiful streets in North America. This picture doesn't do it justice, but it's a Spanish moss and tree-lined lane and it really was pretty. 

Savannah has candy shops all over so after our tour was over, we stopped into one of them. They gave us a sample of their pralines and they were so good so I had to buy one from them too. ;) Yum!

On our way back to our hotel, it was raining pretty good so we quickly stopped at a Steak 'n Shake for dinner, which is another favorite of ours that we don't have in Utah. :)

Such a fun day in Savannah, GA!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous! Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite books, and a good part of it is based in Savannah, GA.