Our first month in Savannah has already come to an end. It’s been as fun, weird and exciting as we hoped it would be. As we did after our first month in Oviedo, we’ve completed a small self-survey on our experience thus far…
Mike: Kayaking on Tybee Island – especially climbing the Cockspur Island Lighthouse
Jürgen: Getting out of the car on the day we arrived and seeing the Spanish moss for first time.
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything as delicious as the Pink House’s flounder
Jürgen: Wiley’s pulled pork and macaroni and cheese. Finger licking delicious.
The artsy, hipster, liberal population of Savannah — perhaps I hadn’t done my homework properly, but the influence of SCAD totally took me off guard
Jürgen: How well the weather kept up – it seems like it’s always sunny
How few true (born here) Savannahians we’ve met
Jürgen: Perhaps not a disappointment, but an unpleasant surprise = the Savannah Stink!
Funniest / Weirdest
Almost too many to count, but fine: walking into a “Health Clinic” to ask for a doctor’s appointment, and having the world-weary woman at the desk tell me in a dry, amused tone, “We do abortions here, honey”.
Jürgen: To encounter a family in Forsyth Park all dressed up in PJs
How Expensive? From 1 (cheap) to 10 (expensive)
7; Savannah is a tourist town, and it shows in the prices (particularly the Pirate House, whoa!)
Jürgen: 7 but if you know where the locals eat you can dine cheap and very well.
People from Savannah are…
an eccentric lot, but very open to strangers. And talkative!
Jürgen: People here are super friendly and want to talk. The way I was raised in Germany doesn’t respond well to chatting up with people I stand next to at the urinals.
Savannah in Three Words
Unconventional, Mossy, Haunting
Jürgen: Charming, Clean, Photogenic
We can’t wait to see what our next two months in Savannah holds! Christmas time is already shaping up to be interesting… I just hope it doesn’t get any colder.