My wife and I decided to spend this past New Year’s holiday in Savannah, Georgia.  At the time we were imagining a nice drive to a warm Southern town.  Unfortunately, they were having a cold snap (for them), which meant it wasn’t much different from a normal December day back home.

I wouldn’t say the trip was a disappointment–it’s always worthwhile to explore somewhere new–but it wasn’t what we were imagining.  The downtown area was much more of a party scene than we expected–perhaps due to the holiday and the influx of college kids.  Still, there were some aspects that lived up to the hype: Tybee Island was quaint and charming, although I did not locate that lost nuclear bomb.

The local cuisine was wonderful–from the glorious grits to the fresh seafood.  The Spanish moss and palm trees were a nice change from our familiar landscape.

We probably won’t visit again for a while–I think our next trip to the region will be to Charleston instead.

Here are some pictures from our visit.