The next day we skipped breakfast and opted to save room for an early lunch at Paula Deen’s Restaurant named Lady and Sons (http://www.ladyandsons.com/). What a process to get in here. Fortunately, it wasn’t too crowded. However, we did put our name on the list an hour before we wanted to eat. Then, at 11:45, we had to line up with several other hungry Paula Deen fans to be “officially” notified of “time to eat,” which was done by a cook ringing a dinner bell. After the dinner bell, we still had to wait to be called to cross the street and enter the restaurant. After all that, we were escorted to our seats and shown the amazing buffet that consisted of fried chicken, lasagna, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, black eyed peas, lima beans, hoecakes and more! In fact, we ate so much that we had to take our Banana Pudding home with us.
After lunch, it was time to start our Savannah sightseeing. We climbed aboard the Oglethorpe Trolley Tour (http://www.oglethorpetours.com/) for a 90-minute tour of Savannah’s historic squares and old-fashioned charm. We learned a lot about the town’s history and saw the location of “the bench” Tom Hanks sat on during the filming of Forrest Gump. After the trolley tour, we boarded the Savannah River Queen (http://www.savannah-riverboat.com/) for a tour of the harbor and port. We climbed to the third and top deck of this 600-passenger patriotic themed vessel and listened to our captain and tour guide offer historic and fun facts about Savannah’s nautical heritage. At the end of the 60-minute tour, we saw the town’s infamous “Waving Girl” statue and the site where the 1996 Olympic Torch made landfall in the U.S. on its way to Atlanta.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's adventures in Savannah!