Savannah

The second stop on our honeymoon tour was Savannah. Sadly, we were there over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so we did not see a number of the attractions. Basically, we have to go back to eat at The Lady and Sons restaurant (YEAH PAULA DEEN), see the Lady Chablis (YEAH DRAG QUEENS), and see the Mercer House (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) museum. Savannah is a really neat place–Savannah School of Art and Design buys chunks of the city and refurbishes them to historical and aesthetic perfection. Also, they have a lot of places to eat peel-‘em shrimp.

Bonaventure Cemetary, site of voodoo rites from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Spanish Moss in one of the town squares:


Again, it’s all about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this city. To wit: replicas of the statues from the cover of the book.


Mercer House!
And of course, Chatham punch from the Shrimp Factory restaurant. To make Chatham punch, follow this recipe:

– 1 1/2 gallons catawba wine
- 1/2 gallon rum
- 1 quart gin
- 1 quart brandy
- 1/2 pint Benedictine
- 2 quarts Maraschino cherries
- 1 1/2 quarts rye whiskey
- 1 1/2 gallons strong tea
- 2 1/2 pounds brown sugar
- 1 1/2 quarts orange juice
- 1 1/2 quarts lemon juice

Mix from 36 to 48 hours before serving. Add one case of champagne when ready to serve.


Naturally, if you finish the glass of punch, you can keep the glass.

We have a set.

Charleston

Destination: Charleston, South Carolina
Known for: Rainbow houses, pirates, Stephen Colbert
Reason why: We decided to road-trip for our honeymoon because my office was closed for a week over the holidays. First stop: Charleston.

Flowers blooming in December:


Travel Monkey Husband:


Rainbow Row:


Local Courthouse (which actually looks a LOT like the main Post Office in Madrid):