savannah, days 1 & 2
This week, we’re in Savannah, Georgia where our daughter Alexis is attending a week-long summer program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Alex is a rising high school sophomore, and she’s definitely an artist: she’s drawn to illustration, and making 3D models and anything creative. She doesn’t really know what she’ll study when she starts university 3 years from now, but she’s pretty convinced it will be something creative. So we signed her up for this summer workshop so she could experiment and learn more about different types of creative study, so she can get some insight into what might turn her own for university.
In the meantime, while she's having a great time at SCAD ("this is AMAZING!!!!" she texted me after her first day), Marcus and I are taking the opportunity to explore a new city, and have a little down time with each other. Neither of us have ever been here before, and our first impression is that Savannah is what happens when Galveston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, have a love child: it has the kitschy waterside shopping area of Galveston (complete with Joe’s Crab Shack), combined with the historical buildings and apparent hauntings of New Orleans.
In short, it’s incredibly charming.
So here are some photos from our first and second days here in Savannah. It’s hot as hell (but still not quite as hot as Houston — the shade is pleasant here, where it’s still insufferable in Houston), but still really lovely.
(Also, we’re sort of eating our way through the city. My Lord, this little town has no end of good restaurants.)
We don’t have any plans for the rest of the week — but luckily for us, my friend Andrea, who has a lot of ties to Savannah, just shared her perfect itinerary for a trip to the city — and I suspect it’s about to be our bible for the rest of the week.
More soon, friends.