Our second day in Savannah was spent geocaching on Skidaway Island. It was a ton of fun, but no photos!
Day 3 was back to playing tourist around Savannah proper. The Owens-Thomas House I toured on the first day is part of the Telfair Museums, a group of three buildings including the Telfair Academy & the Jepson Center. The museums were hosting the art fair in the Telfair Square over the weekend, so I waited to visit the Academy and the Jepson Center when the area was a little less crowded.
Wandering around Savannah is a dream. Everything feels lush and beautiful. There are tours for the different gate & doorways, the most authentic sounding ghost tours, and plenty of places to relax outside. You can even walk the squares while sipping a beer. The city has a great time and is still very attached to keeping their history alive.
The number one thing everyone told us not the miss was the Bonaventure Cemetery. It is still a working cemetery, in use since about 1850, & full of their local celebrities. Songwriter Johnny Mercer & author Conrad Aiken are some of the most popular graves to visit. Bonaventure was also a title part of Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil. (The Bird Girl from the book cover is now kept at the Telfair Academy.) It’s easy to see why this cemetery is so popular when you’re there. It’s at once calming and eerie with the spanish moss hanging over the monuments.
Last up, Tybee Island!