From time to time, we have written about the uniqueness of the various places we have visited. Today we focus on our current location.
So..."You know you are in Savannah when..."
1- a stroll around the city takes you through square after square (all 22 of them).
2- you come across a line of future customers coming out of the door, and going down the street, of Leopold's Ice Cream (a Savannah institution for decades).
3- when you get an urge to buy pralines.
4- you hear ships all day long as they traverse the Savannah River (so close, you can almost reach out and touch them).
5- there are people in the squares, and down by the river, making and selling objects out of palm leaf strips.
6- the words "y'all" are used at least once per sentence.
7- when traffic actually stops for folks in the crosswalk.
8- the revolutionary war is memorialized in every square and re-enacted at the history museum.
9- the Civil War is referred to as "the war of northern aggression."
10- there is a free DOT bus and free ferry shuttle, moving people through the historic district.
11- the December temperature had a high of 84 degrees and a low of 69 degrees.
12- one sees live oak trees draped with Spanish Moss, and the leaves never change color.
13- security systems are installed, and iron grills cover the windows and doors, yet stores are unlocked all night long and no one worries about intruders nor thieves.
14- the Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD) seems to own every other building.
15- tipping for services is appreciated but never expected.