After the stress of buying a house, moving, and selling a house, I needed a getaway. So, as most full-time freelance writers do, I spent the last part of June working 12-hour days so that I could have a getaway...
Here I am with my sister and her husband on our first day in Savannah:
We visited Madison Square, which is surrounded by historic homes.
We also stopped by The Mercer Williams House, known as the location of the true events that inspired Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
We found the bench from Forrest Gump. That part of the movie was filmed in Savannah. The bench has been moved to the Savannah History Museum to prevent theft.
We did a ghost tour, as well...it was amazing. I highly recommend the Sixth Sense World tour if you're ever in Savannah. The last location, which is reportedly haunted by four girls who were murdered there, was the scariest. There was a guy in the window looking out at us...scary until he waved and our tour guide said he was the security guard.
We then moved on to the second leg of our trip: Charleston. When I think of Charleston, I always think of the Battery Park/Rainbow Row area. The houses are so colorful.
Plus there's the pier at Waterfront Park, which you must see if you ever visit Charleston.
Downtown Charleston is just as beautiful, though. This street corner was particularly scenic.
We also took the boat to Fort Sumter...
...and visited a beautiful plantation.
We ended the vacation with a tour of the USS Yorktown battleship.
We missed out on the ghost tour of the battleship, though. We'll have to do that the next time we're in town!
What are your vacation plans for this summer?