Traveling with Us

The travel journal of Matt and Leslie

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September 17th, 2007 Savannah

It’s the day we stumbled upon Mrs. Wilken’s Boarding House for lunch and get to experience some real Southern home cooking. We were barely able to walk after we tried all 17 local dishes but it made for a great experience on our 3rd day in Savannah.

September 16th, 2007 Savannah

Our day starts off with our first meal on vacation that didn’t come from the fryer, Special K! We walk the city checking many of the awesome parks, Leslie reconnects with her Girl Scout past, we take the best house tour yet and finally find some good food in Savannah.

September 15th, 2007 Charleston Savannah

It’s our last day in Charleston but before we leave town we have just 1 more tour, Alphonso Brown’s Gullah Tours, of Afro-American sites and stories. A quick 2 hour drive south and we’re in Savannah meeting up with my college friend Jen and her husband Christian for an enjoyable night of dinner and drinks on the River Walk.

September 14th, 2007 Charleston

You know it’s going to be a great day when your car rental is upgraded to a PT Cruiser. We head outside of the city to explore a National Historic Landmark with the oldest landscaped gardens in the US dating back to 1741. We spend the night looking for the ghosts that haunt Charleston. Does Leslie get the West Nile virus while touring the swamps? Do I see a ghost on the tour? Read more!

September 13th, 2007 Charleston

We took two amazing walking tours, one during the day with Tommy Dew and another at night with Kevin, the hotel concierge. It was a great way to experience the city and will definitely be a highlight of our trip.

September 12th, 2007 Charleston

Our first day in the city and Leslie is already setting us behind by tampering with the alarm clock. I’d get her back by carrying camera equipment through the "No Pictures" zone of the Aiken-Rhett house, and insisting that the rain couldn’t possibly be bad enough we’d need an umbrella.