A number of years ago I drove through Savannah, Georgia. I decided to detour off the highway and visit the city for lunch. I was really curious to see the park where Forrest Gump was filmed. Remember when Forrest Gump was sitting on the park bench, waiting on the bus, and kept talking to various people with his “life is like a box of chocolates” wisdom? Great movie.
So I stopped and asked someone where this scene was filmed. The first person didn’t know. The 2nd, the 3rd, and 4th person I asked didn’t know either. I kept thinking to myself, “you have to be kidding me – no one in Savannah knows where Forrest Gump was filmed?” The more people I met who didn’t know its location, the more determined I was to locate this park! More than 2 hours later and having asked what felt like all of Savannah, I finally found someone who knew where this park was located. After visiting the park, I realized that we often take for granted these “treasures” we have in our own back yard.