Savannah Sunday

Puritan kind of town. Nothing is open on Sunday morning – no museums, no historic homes. So we went outside. Started at Skidaway Island State Park, where the Park Ranger is from Mansfield, MA! Nice hike through salt marsh, saw palmetto palm trees,woods and the intracoastal waterway. From there, we stopped at the Bonaventure Cemeteray, with Jewish & Christian sections. Some fascinating monuments, including statue of a 6-yr-old named Gracie. Plus Johnny Mercer’s whole family, with some of his song lyrics on various headstones (‘My mama done told me’ on his mother’s grave). And a monument marking ashes of Holocaust victims.

By then Savannah had opened. Toured the Owens-Thomas House, designed by William Jay, with amazing details, like an interior bridge from the front to the back of the house. Then more houses, inside and out, more squares. Dinner at 17hundred90 – delicious, with a side of ghost stories (and flickering lights).

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