(Aerial view of Savannah from my seat on the plane)
5:30pm ~ The Savannah Airport is beautiful ~ well, as beautiful as an airport could be. We easily got our bags and then went outside, were the curbside officers hailed us a cab (Big Mike’s Taxi) and we were soon off to our hotel, The Hampton Inn & Suites Historic District.
7:30pm ~ We had Crab Cakes, which I took a picture of with my cell phone so I could send it to my sister. See, crab cakes are her favorite and they are all over down there. Yeah, I’m a brat. After the crab cakes, we decided to split a few things on the menu so we ordered the Molly’s Favorite Sandwich ~ sliced oven roasted turkey breast, with cheddar cheese and thinly sliced green apple, drizzled with maple butter and then grilled on rye; and Pasta Primavera ~ marinated vegetables sautéed with fresh pasta and parmesan cheese. Dinner was okay. Not great, but edible. There will be more on this building later.
6:00pm ~ Our hotel was awesome. At first, while I was researching before our trip, I was starting to have trepidations about it. I wasn’t sure about the location, wasn’t sure if maybe we wanted to go stay on the water instead…I just wasn’t sure. I am so glad we didn’t change our minds, because this was definitely a great place to stay. It was centrally located to just about everything we wanted to see. Sure, we had to do some walking, but we had been prepared for that before we left. And, okay, the breakfasts weren’t great, but they were free and ready when we were ready to start our day.
6:30pm ~ After checking in, we freshened up and headed down MLK Boulevard to Congress Street. Well, we (we meaning Mom ~~ okay, and me also but not to as great of an extent as Mom) were there essentially for Paula Deen and her restaurant, Lady & Sons is located at 102 West Congress Street. We checked on seating, but their earliest available time was at 9:45pm! Okay, so it was a crapshoot, but we tried. So we headed on back down to Congress Street and went to Molly MacPherson’s.