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Chapter 10 - Savannah Book Festival, Part Three

So to say I went to the Savannah Book Festival just to get my book geek on would, of course, be a total lie. I love Savannah as there is so much to see and do there. The historic section is incredibly beautiful and, as I stated last week, compulsively walkable.

Having a Savannah newbie with me was absolutely part of the fun for me and while I love discovering new places, this was a great opportunity to show off some of my old favorites. If you have never been to Savannah, you are in for a treat. While Atlanta was burned to the ground on Sherman's March to the Sea (a point of contention still), and Charleston was bombarded into capitulation, the good people of Savannah surrendered their city to the Union forces allowing the old historic section to remain mostly intact. There are many beautiful colonial homes as well as a Victorian home section as well in the downtown area.

The last few years I have stayed at the 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant and this year was no exception. The inn has a main building with a few adjacent buildings. Our room was large and had a sitting room attached and was perfect since I am always an early riser. I had dinner there twice and the food is always wonderful. Breakfasts were either onsite or at Goosefeathers and we went to Funky Brunch for lunch one day and Savannah Smokehouse the next. Dinner on Saturday night was Circa 1875, a terrific French restaurant.

As always, I visited two Savannah bookstores - E. Shaver (the big cat picture) and The Book Lady. We didn't get to Books on Bay this trip but it is always a wonderful place to be.

Here are some pictures of the weekend. If you haven't been to Savannah, you should visit. Spend a week there if you can. There are so many things to do and see and you can't possibly do it all in a weekend!

If you've been to Savannah, let me know your favorite places so I can check them out next year!

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