Perry Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue Savannah skies
With apologies to Lennon and McCartney, but I’ll always pitch an idea when I’ve got an audience and a cool destination.
And to be fair the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa although the Beatles didn’t almost write a song about them.
Still Paul McCartney may yet do so!
A delegation from Savannah wined and dined us at the Alex Hotel http://www.thealexhotel.ie on their way back from Wexford.
It was welcome refuge from the traffic around Boris Johnson’s visit…
And we were looking behind us to see whether he’d snuck in.
Our Savannah friends had linked up with the Slanyesiders.
To spread the word about the links between Wexford and Savannah and the Dunbrody Famine Ship initiative http://www.dunbrody.com.
In the 1840s Wexford decamped pretty much on mass from The Famine to Georgia.
And once they’d got settled they built up its prosperity into the charming town it is today.
Voted in the top ten world cities by Conde Nast Traveler.
Now Savannah you’ll know from the movies.
And particularly Forrest Gump and his bench…. and this city really does have a soft centre with the sweetest people.
Flicking through their festival of events for this year I’m noticing that this month has (or had), I’m not sure which Bacon Fest.
While next month there is Oktoberfest (and I’m banned from much of Munich’s) and Tybee Island Pirate Festival.
And why? Because they aaaaaar.
Going into next year there are two other things particularly close to my heart .
St Patrick’s Day which is said to be the second oldest in the States. As a prequel there’s a Savannah Irish Festival in February.
The other big draw for me is the Scottish Games Festival in May.
Check out http://www.visitsavannah.com. And remember I like a cherry fondant choccie.
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