Today we had a very fun day touring Savannah and the “deep South.” We started the day going to Paula Deen’s restaurant called The Lady & Sons. Charlene and I both decided to have the lunch buffet and not order off the menu. Since Paula Deen is such a famous cook, I had high expectations. We were not disappointed! The fried chicken was wonderful! I especially loved the flavorful cornbread and pulled pork. I tried to sample almost all the entries. There was also a store next to the restaurant and we had fun looking at all her cookbooks and other items.
We walked around downtown and decided to take a trolley tour of Savannah. We enjoyed seeing the port and learning how important Savannah was in shipping US-grown cotton to England. We found the first school in Savannah at the Massie Heritage Center. The popular tourist thing to do was have your photo taken wearing the classroom dunce cap.
We were surprised to learn the famous Christian pastor from England lived in Savannah in 1736 and 1737. One of the squares was dedicated to him.