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Sultry, Sexy Savannah...The End and The Beginning...

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A final walk from my apartment on Bolton through the glorious Forsyth Park...it's almost time for me to go home. This past two weeks in Savannah have been lovely, as usual. Friends ask me why I love Savannah so much. It's a difficult question to answer, because it is more about the unseen than the seen.

There are the visible delights of this city...
~ the squares with the lavish greenery and flowers, benches and statues
~ the horsedrawn carriage tours going up and down the streets and around the squares
~ the breathtaking historic section with those unbelievably beautiful restored historic homes
~ shops along the streets and squares...The Gryphon Tearoom, The Christmas Shoppe...
~ Bonaventure Cemetery on the outskirts of the city
~ The Savannah Tea Room with an afternoon tea served with champagne...


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But, it's the unseen that catches my breath when I experience it...
~ the gracious, gentle good manners and the genteel character of the people who call Savannah home
~ the generosity that Savannah's residents give freely when helping me with anything at all
~ the humid warm coastal air that passes softly over my skin
~ the feeling inside of my heart when I arrive in this southern city on the water


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Nothing tangible, nothing you can put your finger on and say, "That's it! THAT'S what I'm talking about!"
Whatever it is, the draw to this city of Savannah remains as strong and as real to me today as it did the first moment I arrived.

I'll be back, my friend.
I'll be back.


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Comments (9)

Leslie Erickson:

Brenda,

You have captured why I love Savannah so perfectly with your words!

It is hard to explain to people but you get it!!

Big hug,

Leslie

I can sense your love for the the town in your words, Brenda.
Nice post and I am glad you had a great trip.

Candi,
Thank you for your comments...I cannot explain the feeling of Savannah for me, so hopefully my photos can convey a little of the beauty of this city of the south!

kendall:

You said it! I love New Orleans, but savannah touches my soul.

Kendall,
Totally!
Thanks for validating how I feel about this glorious city~hopefully, next year at this time, you'll be living IN Savannah!

sheri:

Brenda, I totally understand. I feel the same way for the same reasons about Savannah's neighbor, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort So. Carolina. We've been returning every year since 1982.

Sheri,
Thanks for sharing that with me! It's wonderful to have a location that gets inside of your soul and makes it feel like coming home when you return...again and again.
I've yet to drive up the coast to your beloved area...that's on my mind for next trip. I want to rent a car and explore more.

Miss Leslie,
I understand why you go back again and again...and why you will live there again, no doubt.
What a lovely place!

It sounds like you had a fabulous time. It is always so hard to leave but I am glad you are thinking of returning again.

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