My sister recently lived in Savannah, Georgia for a year. I visited her there four or five times (one visit was for her wedding!). Now she's in Nashville, and I miss Savannah, despite the fact that I'm not the one who lived there. I'm DVRing Ruby, re-reading Denise Hildreth's Savannah From Savannah series, and thinking about shrimp and grits. So I wanted to share some of my favorite things about this lovely city:
Finally, the general beauty and artsiness of the place. On my last visit, I took a trolley tour, and learned that the Historic District was basically a ghetto until SCAD and the chamber of commerce started buying it up and restoring it, block by block. They saw the "good bones" of the city underneath the ugliness, and believed in them enough to take big risks. That story gave me hope for Memphis!