If you love history and architecture, add Savannah GA to your 'must visit' list. Thank goodness for the group of women banded together in the 1950s to save a bunch of buildings that would have otherwise been knocked down by developers and form the Historic Savannah Foundation. I could have walked around taking pictures all day, if not for the crumby weather.
Then there are the beautiful oaks covered in Spanish moss.
Savannah also happens to be one of the country's largest seaports. Even though a storm was brewing as we left the city, the container ships weren't slowing.
One of my favorite parts of the drive between Savannah and Charleston is stopping at the Carolina Cider Company. There are two locations within a few miles of each other, one on each side of 17. The tin-roof and other endearing touches on these buildings are cute, cute, cute!
I couldn't resist bringing home a couple of finds. I highly recommend chopping up some of these Bread & Butter pickles and adding them to Sean Brock's Pimento Cheese. The very sweet lady running the shop told me about a recipe for "Pluff Mud" and cheese. Hmmm, never heard of it! I suppose, I'll have to research that one a bit. Anyway, these little sweetgrass baskets make perfect gifts and a perfect spot to drop odds & ends around the house so I picked up one of those too.
If you haven't already been, be sure to stop by Carolina Cider Company next time you're headed south on 17 outside of Charleston.