Waking up time isn't getting any better...no sense in even trying now to wake up on eastern time...we are going home on Sunday! LOL
We ate at a new place called Clary's. This is a drug store turn local diner...made popular in the book..."Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil." It was the local hot spot for breakfast and gossip. Brea and I decided to try the Clary's Country Omelette described as Something different, something wonderful!
Warm apples, cinnamon and aged cheddar cheese. Choice of bacon, sausage or ham. Served with buttered grits or breakfast potatoes, toast or our homemade buttermilk biscuits. It kept it's promise of something wonderful...sounds like an odd combination but it was delicious! I love southern bisquits! Oh yes and the coffee here is good but a little to weak and not rich enough for Brea and I. Yes...we are coffee snobs too! LOL!
At Clary's they have a beautiful stain glass of the "Bird Girl." Made famous when it appeared on the cover of the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." She use to be in the Bonaventure Cemetery but with the popularity of the book...Bonventure was being over run by tourists. Savannah decided to put the Bird Girl in the TelFair Museum of Art. You have to pay $8.00 to get into the museum to see her and then you can't even take a picture of her. If you want a picture of her you have to pay $5.00 for a postcard or $25.00 for poster. I went to the thrift shop and bought the book with it's cover of the Bird Girl for $1.00, a couple of years ago after I had first visited Savannah. Here she is in all of her former glory.
I have told Brea, for Mother's Day I would love to have a Bird Girl statue for my English Garden. I'll take pictures when she arrives!
We order a to go lunch from Clary's, we were going to spend the rest of the afternoon at the Laurel Grove Cemetery. We both ordered grill cheese and ham sandwiches with chips and a large half sweet/ half unsweetened Southern iced tea...they know how to make it!
I love Laurel Grove...it is one of my very favorite cemeteries. Lots and lots of trees with Spanish Moss hanging from the limbs...the hanging moss adds to the atmoshpere...I love how is sways in the breeze...mausoleums surrounded by rusty old iron fences with ornate gates...many of which have fallen over due to time and the elements...birds are heard singing their songs to anyone who will listen. The walking boulevards aren't as large as Bonaventure but there are many graves to see with beautiful statues. Here are my pictures of Laurel Grove...
Brea and I drove back to the historical district...we sat in Lafayette Square and ate our lunch...watching the SCAD students film a photo shoot. I noticed there was a big dust storm coming toward us in the park...the next thing we knew fire engines and police cars surrounded one of the houses off Lafayette Square...the dust turned out to be be smoke from a fire. It didn't last long.
We walked along the square and took more pictures of the houses...windows...doors...and little garden scenes...
We grabbed a table on the sidewalk of Gryphon's to enjoy our afternoon java break...we couldn't resist a slice of fresh coconut cake with a caramel sauce. Brea and I relaxed while people watching...I decided to try my hand at drawing...drew a very strange angled St John Episcopal Church. Click on the St John link and watch a very cool YouTube video of the sites and sounds of Savannah...just filmed in March.
We headed back to the hotel and waited for Scott to come back. We had dinner downstairs in the bar. I have to say, I was very disappointed in the restaurant here at the Westin Savannah their selection is very limited. Usually Westin's have a good menu with lots of choices...not so here. There was a fantastic firework show on the Westin property that we watched from our room, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. We watched the Padres lose again...Brea was very depressed. Stay tune for more Savannah.