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March 5-7, 2012

Welcome to Savannah

Monday, March 5, 2012
12:00 noon         Check in at Your Inn – one of the 4 SAVANNAH INNS
Check in to your historic bed & breakfast recognized as the BEST of Savannah’s  historic bed & breakfast inns.  Offering outstanding accommodations with picturesque settings, the Inns are located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, within walking distance to everything!  I SHALL BE DELIVERING A ‘WELCOME PACKAGE’ THAT WILL BE WAITING IN YOUR ROOM. www.SavannahInns.com

1:35-1:55           Old Savannah Tours PICK UP at the following inns:
                        1:35 Green Palm Inn
                        1:45 Zeigler House
                        1:50 Dresser Palmer
                        1:55 Azalea Inn & Gardens

2:00p                THE TEA ROOM –The Ladies of Savannah. Mother/Daughter (Becky Wright and Elizabeth Ruby) have made this exquisite establishment the best place to begin our adventure. A Tea Room founder Gloria Horstman, an avid tea book collector, and book critic/journalist will share stories about the prominent women of Savannah and their contributions to the City. Raise your pinkies and let’s enjoy “A Proper Tea”.   www.thetearoomsavannah.com

4:15                  Trolley Ride to Flannery O’Connor Home

4:30p                Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Tour with Mr. Toby Aldrich. The house is dedicated to the work and life of this acclaimed novelist and short story writer now widely considered one of the most important writers of the 20th Century.  www.FlanneryOConnorHome.org
6:15p                Trolley to the Dresser Palmer House

6:30p                Welcome Reception at Dresser Palmer House – hosted and catered by the www.SavannahInns.com . Meet the four innkeepers (Jackie, Diane, Shannon and Teresa) while listening to Savannah’s musical treasure and ‘toast of Savannah’ DIANA LYNN ROGERS at the Steinway! A few surprises await us.   (Meet David Greenawalt Old Savannah Tours and Anita Hagin General Manager of Savannah Magazine and SKIRT!). www.DianainSavannah.com

Diana Lynn Rogers at the Grand Piano


10:00p              Trolley Takes Everyone Back to their Inn! Night-Night and Sweet Dreams
Tuesday, March 6

8:30a                Breakfast at your Inn. Get to know your Innkeeper and her passion for being one of Savannah’s premier bed & breakfast innkeepers.
9:30a                Hop on the Old Savannah Tours Trolley and tour the (4) Savannah Inns
                        Pick Up 9:30 Zeigler House
                                    9:40 Dresser Palmer
                                    9:45  Azalea Inn & Gardens


9:50 -10:20        Visit Green Palm Inn with Diane McCray
10:30-11:00       Visit Dresser Palmer House with Shannon Romine
11:05-11:40       Visit Azalea Inn & Gardens with Teresa Scott Jacobson
11:45-12:15       Visit Zeigler House with Jackie Heinz
12:30p              Lunch at the famous Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room – Legend, Legacy and Lunch! Marcia and Ryon Thompson share Mrs. Wilkes and her pledge to true Southern Hospitality. www.MrsWilkes.com
2:00p                OPEN AFTERNOON
Leigh Coordinates OPTIONAL tour with ‘Sellers & Higgins” walking tour ~ weather permitting. www.sellersandhiggins.com . For an ‘uncommon’ glimpse of Savannah’s women.

  Trolley Pick Up at your inn:
                        6:10  Green Palm Inn
                        6:15  Zeigler House Inn
                        6:20  Dresser Palmer House
                        6:25  Azalea Inn & Gardens

6:30p                The BUZZ is Savannah Bee Company – the Honey Story and tasting with creator Ted Dennard. Who are the women?  Of course the Queen Bee and her ‘ladies in waiting’. When a battered old pickup truck carrying beehives rattled into Ted’s life when he was 12, he was bitten by the magical, buzzing world that has become HIS WAY OF LIFE.  www.SavannahBee.com

8:00p                Alligator Soul Restaurant with owner Maureen Craig and partner Chef Chris DiNello. . Once an underground grain warehouse in 1885, there is a sensual vibe that is flawlessly detailed from the bar and fireplace to the intimate dining room.  It’s a contemporary legend of food, ambience and 4-star service. Fresh, Local, Regional & Organic! www.AlligatorSoul.com

10:30                Trolley Returns You to Your Inns
Wednesday, March 7
8:00a                Breakfast Dine-Around – Leigh coordinates breakfast at one of the SavannahInns. Savor this popular early morning introduction to another Inn. They might even let you peek into their kitchens!
Trolley Pick Up at Each Inn: (meet the trolley where you’ve enjoyed breakfast)
                        10:10 Green Palm
                        10:15 Zeigler House
                        10:20 Dresser Palmer
                        10:25 Azalea Inn & Gardens

10:30                Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace – Let’s celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary!! In 1912, when Juliette Low placed a phone call to announce “Come Right Over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah and all America AND all the world AND we’re going to start it tonight”!, she launched the Girl Scouts. Join Fran Harold, Director and Katherine Keena, Program Manager as they enchant us with dreams really coming true.www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org
12:20                Trolley Ride to Leopold’s

Stratton & Mary Leopold

12:30p              Who can resist Leopold’s famous Ice Cream Parlor and Lunch with Stratton Leopold? Creating Tasty Memories Since 1919 ~ the legacy of Stratton’s father and uncles began when patrons would jump off the streetcar to treat themselves to something memorable. The flavors will tantalize your imagination. www.leopoldsicecream.com
2:00p                OPEN AFTERNOON
                        Old Savannah Tours Offers an Optional Tour “The Savannah Experience”. Leigh coordinates your participation beginning at the LUCAS THEATER. If you take the tour, the Trolley will bring you back to your Inn!
6:40                  Trolley Pick Up for Dinner
                        6:40 Green Palm Inn
                        6:45 Zeigler House
                        6:50 Dresser Palmer
                        6:55 Azalea Inn & Gardens

7:00p                Dinner at Vic’s on the River – Vic’s illustrious pedigree began in 1859 in a building originally used as a cotton warehouse and then Steven Shipping Company. Today it’s a stunning A+List fine dining spot that wows your senses as soon as you enter, creating an expansive waterfront ambience that is equaled in style with an eclectic menu that marries Southern traditions with tony savoir faire. General Manager Sean Dylan is our gracious host! www.vicsontheriver.com