I finally caught a small lull in the work action with a break in all the ships this weekend (which I’ll make up for today) so yesterday, with my parents in town, we decided to play the tourist.
Gorgeous suggested we check out the Ships of the Sea Museum since I like things nautical. And it was a good time. The most impressive thing there was all the scale ship models they had from various periods. Everything from sailing square-riggers through iron clad steamers. They had a model of the SS Savannah, the first steam powered ship to cross the Atlantic, and the NS Savannah, the first nuclear powered cargo chip ever built.
For ship buffs like me it was definitely worth the price of admission.
Then we went over to City Market so the ladies could do some shopping. Dad and I tried to entertain ourselves but found it challenging.
Since Mom really wanted to go eat at Lady & Sons, Dad and I decided we’d go get in line.
Now Paula Deen (the owner of the restaurant) is a sharp business woman and a class act all the way. Mom’s dentist had told her to be sure to check out the place. I’m guessing he heard about it on the food channel. I’ve eaten there a couple times before, when folks come to visit who specifically want to go there.
The down side of going there (and it is a big one) is that the line to get in the place is almost always all the way down the block. And in the Savannah afternoon heat standing there in the sun is no fun. But Dad and I were willing to suck it up and stand there.
Until it started raining.
The bottom line is that there are way too many great restaurants in Savannah to go through all that just to get into one. Don’t get me wrong, the food is really good at Lady & Sons. Some might even say it’s worth the wait.
So we shifted gears and went back to City Market to Belford’s and had a wonderful meal there.
But I think the highlight of the day, at least for Mom, was our stop at a place that was not at all unique to Savannah. Gorgeous found out that they’d never been to a Bass Pro Shop so we stopped of at the mall to “show them the waterfall and the fish tank.”
The ladies spent over an hour trying on clothes while Dad and I entertained ourselves looking at the boats and making cracks about how little of the clothing we could actually see. (Most of it was so well camouflaged.)
Anyway it was a good day hanging out with my folks.
But now it’s back to work.
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