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Shrimp & oysters, scenery and so much more, I had a ball in Savannah!

by: Wendy Vogeley

Paula Deen and Uncle Bubba

On my most recent visit to Savannah this past week, I enjoyed the most delicious lunch at Uncle Bubba’s Restaurant–if you’ve never indulged in a low-country-boil, you must! They throw shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn into a big pot and it’s all boiled together. Unbelievably flavorful. I also tried grilled oysters for the first time in my life. I admit, I was daunted by the thought of eating oysters, but these were smothered in Parmesan cheese, served with gobs of melted butter and were much more tasty than I ever imagined oysters to be.
Uncle Bubba is Paula Deen‘s brother and his restaurant is part of a new tour in Savannah that takes you around the city, giving a bit of history about Paula Deen‘s life and showing you some of the most popular attractions (that happen to also be Paula’s favorite places), including her famous restaurant The Lady and Sons. Also we went by Forsyth Park. There is the most beautiful fountain in the center of the park that dates back to 1858–it’s known to be a great place for outdoor weddings and events in Savannah. There were tons of people roaming around the expansive park, runners, walkers, children playing and others just taking in the natural beauty.

I also got a chance this time to visit the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Hundreds of years ago this was the site of the Central Georgia Railway and it basically handled everything to do with the railroad for the state. Now it’s a National Historic Landmark and offers great exhibits including a huge, operational turntable and authentic steam and diesel engines. My children were thrilled to tour through the railroad cars and learn about the history of the Georgia railway. It turned out to be one of our favorite Savannah attractions!

Every time I make a trip to Savannah I see something new. From the historic sites to the magnificent colonial district and all the great restaurants and shops–I love the city and the people are as warm and friendly as you’d imagine. Next time you’re in town, take the Paula Deen tour so you can dig into the amazing lunch!

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