Old Savannah -Emmet Park and River St.
After our opening of presents, and armed with our newly acquired map, we were soon on our way! We had no trouble getting to the old historic area of the city!
We walked through Emmet Park. Emmet Park has several monuments, one of which is a Vietnam Veterans monument . (shown here)
The park is beautiful with giant trees adorned with the Spanish Moss !
Here we are in the park.
Emmet Park is next to River St., which of course is directly next to The Savannah River! This is a long stretch of shops and restaurants on one side and the river and small park areas on the other. To get down to River St. from the park one must descend steep stairs. (at several locations) This wall that separates the main part of Savannah from the river front is made of old brick- and river rocks, in some parts of the wall! Beautiful to see! And fascinating to touch it and think of how very old it is!
( Lol- we were very careful going down those steps!)
The street is of cobble stones and old brick, here by the river.
This is a restaurant where we had dined on our previous visit here several years ago. I hoped we could eat there but we couldn't get in without reservations! ( The tourist flow has increased dramatically since our first visit!)
The Boar's Head Grill and Tavern is a restored
18th century cotton warehouse.
Here is a shot of the Savannah River Bridge and some boats ! : ) We would be back to catch the sunset behind the bridge a little later!
Sunset and dinner.