You cannot imagine the look on Dean Pollak's face when she learned that Dean Manigault had never been to Savannah, GA. Her jaw dropped open and hit the floor! How could Dean Manigault have lived and hour and half from such an idlylic spot for 20!!! years and never ventered forth?
Both Deans took a field trip yesterday to rectify this travesty. Dean Pollak's good friend Father Gavin Dunbar from St John's Episcopal church agreed to join us for lunch and Logan Pollak, Dean Pollak's daughter-in-law was at home to allow a visage with grandson, Pierce Pollak. Added to these excitements was the dropping off of the Academy salad bowl at the wood working shop of master carver Greg Guenther. A quick trip to SCAD and the day was shaping up to be a real winner.
Lee and Suzanne jumped into the official Academy vehicle at about 9:45 and headed due south. Less than two hours later, we were crossing the bridge into the jewel that is Savannah. What a treat! The city is laid out on 28 squares with all the buildings surrounding them. Live oaks and azaleas abound. The weather has been such a nightmare this year, and yesterday looked to be no different, but while the Deans were enjoying their midday repast with Father Dunbar at local hot spot Chives, the sun came out! Unbelievable! Lady Luck had obviously joined us on our sojourn south. The gorgeous sun, absent for so long, inspired both Deans to walk as much as possible.
Dean Manigault is smitten. Her head is so filled with dreams of her return that there is barely room for anything else.