Savannah, here we come

When I started working in the Alumni Office at Oglethorpe University, I had recently moved from Savannah, Ga., to Atlanta (followed a boyfriend who’s now my husband). Savannah is my hometown – I grew up there, moved away for college for four years and then immediately returned to my coastal city.

And while I do love living here in Atlanta, one of the things I’m most proud of is Savannah.  I am always ready to tell someone all about Savannah. I love it. It has so much to offer: breathtaking live oak trees with Spanish moss dangling from them; the coastal waterways; the gorgeous architecture; the rich history. And that Southern cuisine. Mmmmm…

I am so happy to blog about this news….

In honor of the university’s 175th anniversary of its founding, Oglethorpe University alumni, faculty/staff and friends were invited to visit Savannah, the landing point of James Edward Oglethorpe – the university’s namesake.

The fall weekend (Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26) was an absolute treat.

Here’s some of the things we did: stayed two evenings at the award-winning Mulberry Inn; dined at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House; visited City Market and River Street; caught some Savannah Jazz Festival events; enjoyed a historic tour of the Downtown Historic District; enjoyed wine and refreshments at the private home of historian John Duncan who lives on Monterey Square; heard from an urban planner/architect about Savannah’s squares; left the Historic District one morning to tour Savannah’s Lowcountry (Bethesda Home for Boys, Wormsloe and Isle of Hope); dinner at the Olde Pink House – a Savannah favorite; and even crept around the city for a Haunted Pub Crawl. All of this – and plenty of “free time.”