Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Eating, Walking, Touring, and Shopping

Today we went to Mrs. Wilkes House for lunch. We were parked around 10:30 so we could be in line for the 11:00 seating. We parked about a block or so down the street. Mark and Jim walked on to Mrs. Wilkes so Ellie and I could walk slower and take pictures.
This was one of the houses we saw along the way
This is the garden beside the house. We peeked through the gate, hope they don't mind us taking pictures
We finally arrived at 107 Jones Street at Mrs. Wilkes House
Every well-informed visitor to Savannah sooner or later finds his way to Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House for a hearty, family-style country lunch.

You will find Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and Dining Room just off Whitaker and you will recognize it by the line that forms out front and the aroma of fried chicken coming from inside. You can enjoy lunch every Monday-Friday from 11:00 - 3:00.

This is where we caught up with Mark and Jim. They are holding our place in line. And have heart you will get inside soon and there is plenty to go around.

We were soon welcomed in the side door
We were seated at this large table with 2 other couples. Lunch commenced at 11:30 with grace and then everyone started passing the food that was in front of them. By the time it had made it all around the table, your plate had helpings of fried chicken, barbecued pork, meat loaf, beef stew, turnips, green beans, squash, lima beans, cabbage, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, carrot salad, okra and tomatoes, and hot biscuits or cornbread. And when you thought you couldn't eat anymore came the banana pudding and blueberry cobbler.
Now, all I can say about the point value of this lunch today is that I used everything I had today and had to borrow a few from the bank.
This is definitely one place to come back to on the next visit to Savannah. In fact, the couple that sit next to Ellie, was back today after just eating there yesterday. I don't know that I could eat like that 2 days in a row, but I will plan to visit Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room again. That is when I have saved up plenty of weight watcher points.
After lunch we had planned to take a carriage ride, but the cool and cloudy weather was still with us, so we decided just to take a walk. That's great...we can earn some walking points. We found ourselves outside the Mercer House which was also on our list of things to see. So, we just decided to take the tour while we were there.
The Mercer House
Sorry, no photos allowed!
After the house tour we continued on our walk. These are a few of the pictures of the old houses and some of the gardens we saw. Enjoy...

If I lived in Savannah, I would want to live in a house like the ones we saw today.

Now, we are off to find Walmart and the Mall before heading back to the RV Park. See you tomorrow for another adventure from Savannah!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't Savannah wonderful for picture-taking? Those houses are just gorgeous. Still waiting for you here in Alabama!