The Art of Mirriam Neal

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‘Tis the season for family getaways, and this time our trip took us through Savannah to Hilton Head. We spent a day in Savannah and had a brilliant time in spite of the heat + humidity combination that quickly caused my straightened hair to wave up. The cities I’ve fallen in love with in my lifetime are a) Seattle and B) Charleston. However, while I didn’t experience that soul-clutching love-at-first sight with Savannah, I really did love it. The architecture and history alone make it worth visiting, and the art community there is really spectacular. Driving along we passed dozens of college students carrying huge sketchpads and easels, and the shops were diverse and fun. I came away with quite a few treasures. Hilton Head itself was beautiful – I wouldn’t say I’m dying to go back, but for a one-time trip I had a thoroughly good time. On to the photography!

(also one does not simply drive past a big Iron Man statue without stopping to take a picture)

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An avid cemetery lover, I chose our first destination in Savannah, and was not disappointed. It was huge and sprawling, carrying headstones with dates from the seventeen hundreds through 2004.

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“I don’t know all the history around here but I know they send everyone here during hurricane warnings. It’s all concrete so it’s basically indestructible. Built by a kid who knew what he was doin’.”

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Babes.

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Traveler Tip: If you go to Savannah, eat at the Pirate House. If you go to Hilton Head, eat at Marley’s.

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(also, for fellow fans of Restaurant Impossible – or people who just like to eat good food –  definitely eat at Robert Irvine’s Nosh and get the blue cheese burger with fries. I kid you not.)

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Also, this is as tropical as I get.

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