Monday, July 7, 2008
One of Chris' best friends (since grade school) came out last week with his wife Lisa (and baby Blake on the way) and we went and hung out in Savannah Georgia for a few days. Savannah is right off the Atlantic Coast and is about a 3-4 hour drive from Atlanta. On our drive we were determined to find a roadside stand with fresh Georgia peaches...it really wasn't that hard to find though. The peaches were fantastic. Savannah is a very old city, and is also knows for being the most haunted city in the country (but don't ever waste your money on a ghost tour, we did it for you). The city has beautiful architecture and there are small little parks everywhere. We saw the park that they filmed Forest Gump in..."life is like a box of chocolates." We were determined to get Nate and Lisa some southern home cooking. We went to Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House. Mrs. Wilkes is only open Mon - Fri for 3 hours at lunch and we had to wait in line for 1 hour. You share a table with strangers and eat southern home cooking - fried chicken, collard greens, okra, macaroni and cheese, black eyed peas, and of course the biscuits. I am sure that we each consumed about 10,000 calories, but that's why everyone says it's the best. Right off the coast of Savannah is Tybee Island, where we saw 1 too many jellyfish for our comfort (it was dead), but we were able to spend a day hanging out in the ocean and boogie boarding. We also took a short drive to Hilton Head, SC. Our main goal in driving to SC was to buy some cheerwine. Cheerwine is a cherry type soda that is only sold in the Carolina's, but is coming soon to Atlanta. It's the best!!! We had a great time hanging out with Nate and Lisa and then concluded their stay with dinner at Home restaurant. For those of you who are Top Chef fans, this is Richard Blais' restaurant. It was pretty tasty!!!