Sunday, March 9, 2014

Skipping Savannah

Ever since watching the great movie, Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, I have wanted to explore beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The grand old houses, parks, fountains and Spanish Moss draws me. RV boondocking is available in the parking lot of the Visitors Center right in the middle of town for the nominal fee of $10 per night and the city is very walk-able. What is not to like?

Well, Savannah hosts the second largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the US. This means that from March 14 to 17, downtown Savannah is taken over by blocked streets, green water fountains, massive crowds and green dyed beer. Prices go sky high for the week and lines form for the overpriced restaurants early in the afternoon. We got caught in this madhouse the last time we were there and the only RV park that had room was almost an hour out of town and was charging $60 per night. Downtown parking was $15 if you could find it. We stayed two nights but said, "Never again". This party is more suited for much younger people with a better tolerance for loud music, obnoxious drunken crowds, green beer, poor, overpriced food and long lineups for everything from restrooms to coffee shops. I am too old for this. Been there, done that and I have the shirt. Moonlit walks through Savannah's Spanish Moss hanging tree lined streets and parks will have to wait.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you made a wise choice.

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  2. Timing is everything, as they say. I'd skip it too if I were close. I remember loving all that, usually inebriated, behavior. No more. I'll check out Savannah when it's peaceful, thank you!

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  3. Too bad you're in a hurry to get home. Savannah at the end of March is gorgeous (albeit hot and sticky) with everything blooming.

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  4. Best to avoid the huge drunk-fests. Small town festivals are usually more fun.

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  5. Sad - but ya - you wouldn't want to take that on! I was hoping to get there this year but it was not to be either.

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  6. St. Patrick's Day celebrations turn up in the most unexpected places. Savannah is one of the last places I would have thought of for this.

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  7. was there last year, beautiful city. Just missed Saint Paddys day, I had no idea it was such an event there. Could easily spend a couple of weeks in the area. Tybee island also beautiful, try Beaufort, S. Carolina also gorgeous and lots of history

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  8. was there last year, beautiful city. Just missed Saint Paddys day, I had no idea it was such an event there. Could easily spend a couple of weeks in the area. Tybee island also beautiful, try Beaufort, S. Carolina also gorgeous and lots of history

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