There are no kangaroos in Savannah!

Trip Start Mar 17, 2012
Trip End Jun 26, 2012

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Fairfield Inn by Savannah Midtown
Read my review - 3/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Georgia
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Charleston has a long history from the Colonial era of the late 1600's to the present. It is the oldest city in the U.S. and the name is derived from Charles Towne after King Charles 11 of England, who granted the Carolina territory (and the Bahamas) to eight of his loyal friends, the Lord Proprietors, in 1663.
Africans were brought to Charleston through the Middle Passage (a 6 to 8 week sub-human ocean voyage that tested the limits of human endurance. Only those that were strong in mind, spirit and body survived the horrifying ordeal) first as servants, then as slaves. These Africans brought their knowledge of rice cultivation which plantation owners made into a successful industry by the mid 1770's. 
Charleston has endured earthquakes and hurricanes but stands today as a most vibrant and friendly city. The homes are stately and the historic town is full of boutiques and cafes of all descriptions.

Whist we could have spent the whole day exploring, we had a date at 5.00 pm in Savannah, Georgia, with some fellow cruisers that had joined an organised St Petersburg tour I had arranged for our forthcoming cruise. We headed out of town along a scenic by-way that would take us via Edisto - an island first settled in 1690 by the English and little changed since. In fact it was so little changed that there could not have been much in the first place because there certainly wasn't much there now!

A quick stop at another Plantation and we continue our journey south.

At 5.00 pm we are waiting in the foyer of our hotel wondering what Southern Georgian food experience we are about to enjoy when our local fellow cruisers arrive. A couple come through the front entrance with a searching look on their faces. We introduce ourselves and they inform us that they have chosen a fine restaurant which they thought we would enjoy. They were a lovely genuine couple and we enjoyed the night talking with them. After six hours we were dropped back at our hotel and we bid them farewell until we meet again on the cruise.

Oh! The restaurant you want to know about. It was called Outback Steakhouse - an Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain.

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