The long and short of it is that my trip to North Carolina took a bit of a detour and I ended up in Savannah, Georgia – which ended up being a sweet drive down the road.
I’ve had Savannah on my list for a while and I am more excited to go back now that I’ve had a little preview. Seeing that it was a spontaneous and impulsive trip, I didn’t really get to indulge in some of the locations that I’ve seen on my Pinterest board.
But, for a little walking preview into the sultry South.
I drove into Savannah in the early afternoon and my first stop was Leopold’s! With a list of flavors long enough to induce some sugar-stress, I decided on the rum bisque scoop to start the warm (see: sweaty) afternoon off right. It was delightful and refreshing. The July flavors range from peach to spicy mocha & after having my first taste, I can see no wrong in their handiwork.
After my indulgence, I took a stroll down the North Historic District to Chippewa Square. I’m all for a walk down a shaded, brick strewn street, but this one was even more rewarding because the historic square led to the Forrest Gump Bench. The scenes of Forrest recounting his life story, you know how life is like a box of chocolates, were filmed right in this square. The movie prop is in a museum now, but the sentiment still stands. Or sits haha.
On my walk back to my car, before heading to my next stop, was a break in front of The Olde Pink House. A stunning mansion built in 1771 turned renowned restaurant, this cute stop is on my list of eats when I head back up.
After relaxing for a moment, I went on down to Forsyth Park. This 30-acre city park was packed (for a Monday afternoon) and had so much history along it. It was relaxing to hear the fountain trickle water and lounge under the stunning trees while observing the historical monuments.
As for the historic district, this was my last stop. Until next week where I spin around on a stunning plantation…ba ba doo, ba ba dee dee.