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Savannah's Historic Trolley Tour
Stephanie Riddle of
Sunday, January 18th
9:15–10:30am - Our first full day in Savannah
After our continental breakfast we were off to see historic Savannah on the trolley. The trolley driver, Cindy, was so much fun. She showed us all of Savannah's major attractions. We saw the Mercer house and the City Hall building which had a huge gold crown figure at the top. Cindy, our trolley tour guide, pointed out an old Gothic cathedral (Cathedral of St. John the Baptist) and a synagogue (Temple Mickve Israel) and explained various legends about the historic sights. She showed us where George Washington spent the night in Savannah and the city named a square for him! Cindy also showed us where a scene from Forest Gump was filmed and discussed many other movies shot in Savannah! She dropped us off at River Street where a few of us did some shopping in the little tourist shops and antique stores. Everyone re-grouped and met at 3 o'clock at The Lady and Sons restaurant for a wonderful Sunday brunch!
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