Now that my trip is over and I'm finally getting settled in, I'm going to catch up on writing about each of the places I visited on my trip!
My time in Savannah was brief, but beautiful. I stayed with another family member I had never met before! Johanna is also my first cousin once removed (the sister of Michael who I stayed with in Gloucester).
Savannah is like nowhere I'd ever been before. Many of the houses are huge, grand, and painted beautifully. Spanish moss hangs off many of the trees, making you feel like you're in a sort of fairytale jungle. Speaking of fairytale, there's a lot of folklore and ghost stories floating around. I bought a post card about "The Waving Girl" for my friend Leah. According to the legend, she was a young teen when she fell in love with a sailor who had to go on a voyage and promised that she would wait for him at the river front where she'd be able to see him as soon as his ship returned. Only, his ship never brought him back and she waited, waving a white handkerchief at every ship that came into the harbor for 44 YEARS! She became known as the official greeter and was very well known, which is why a statue was erected in her honor. I just kept looking at that statue, and I couldn't help but feel sorry for that girl that she waited all of her life for some boy who never came back. I would NEVER do that. In the post card, I wrote that I wished I could have been friends with that girl because I never would have let her waste her time like that would have encouraged her to MOVE ON and see the world! But then again, who knows if the legend is really true. Wikipedia tells a slightly different story.
Anywho, I was only in Savannah for two days. Most of the people I taught were ones Johanna introduced me to, or who I met as I was wandering. My favorite student was this little unicorn in the photo below!
One of the best parts of my stay in Savannah was meeting my 2nd cousin Gian and hanging out with him and his girlfriend Katie. He's an aspiring beer brewer and I even got to see where he works and taste some of his homemade meade!
Number of people taught: 7