Monday, March 9, 2015

Gymnastics, babies and Savannah.

What...
A...
Weekend!

Grace and I snuck away for a whirlwind adventure in Savannah this weekend with Abby and baby Logan.


We left Saturday morning... and after a late start that included stopping by the house again (I happened to find Rob's keys in the backseat of my car when we stopped for breakfast...), we rolled into Savannah in the middle of the day.  We headed straight for the civic center to see Abby's sister who was in town coaching at a gymnastics tournament.

After the round was over we headed down to River Street for lunch.  River Street is a cobblestone drive that follows the shores of the Savannah River.  This street is packed with stores, restaurants, bars and just about everything else.  We got a recommendation for Tubby's Seafood, which turned out to be pretty good... albeit a bit crowded.

Momma's little leftie!

Once our bellies were full we stopped in at a massive candy store called Savannah's Candy Kitchen for some chocolate covered popcorn... this place was FULL of all kinds of candy and chocolate covered everything.

Walking down River Street is a crazy experience.  On one hand you have people drinking in the middle of the day.  Walking around with beer in their cups.  On the other hand you have families and strollers trying to navigate the streets (this town is NOT stroller friendly in the least little bit..).  BUT the atmosphere is most certainly unique.


We walked back to the civic center for another round of gymanstics and naps for two very tired babies.  After the final awards ceremony of the day we headed to our hotel to check in.  It was late and we were tired so we just picked up a bite to eat.

At which point everything went south just a little bit... no honey mustard, no fresh towels (our room was used by some of the gymnastics team members the night before.. and for some reason didn't get refreshed..).. and a crazy wild, pretty excited baby.


Luckily I was able to get her to sleep and though she woke up many times during the night, she easily nursed back down to sleep.  Logan slept the entire night --- and so the part Abby and I worried about the most ended up not being that big of a deal!  Praise the Lord!

The next morning we woke up, ate breakfast and checked out.  Officially putting Grace and Logan's first hotel experiences in the books.  We survived..


We headed out to go see some of what Savannah has to offer.  Our first stop was Old Fort Jackson.  This fort stands along the Savannah River just east of town and is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia.  Active during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War, it is now a peaceful historical landmark along the shore.  Again, we had GREAT weather and so it was nice to get out and explore.


We loaded up the cars and headed to our next stop, the Bonaventure Cemetery.  I have never seen a cemetery so beautiful (which I know sounds so wrong to say!).  I don't know if it was the spanish moss hanging from the trees, or the statues but the historical element of this cemetery is amazing.  You find people buried in the 1800s next to family members buried in the last 10 years.. and while I don't always find cemetery's an ideal location to spend a day, this one is definitely worth the trip.


By the time we wrapped up walking around, it was getting late and Abby's sister and her friend had a flight to catch back to Massachusetts, so we set off to get some food.. where we said our farewells, stopped for toddler snacks and hit the road back to Augusta.


It was only 36 hours, a little over two hours each direction and a tank and a half of gas, but it was a great weekend in Savannah with my best friend here in Georgia and her munchkin.  I'd do it again.. once my body has healed from all the walking, stroller pushing and the lovely sunburn from Sunday afternoon.  Hashtag -- Redhead problems?

Have you visited Savannah?



always,
amanda
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12 comments:

  1. Aw, what fun! I'm glad you got to go on a little vacation! My parents were actually married in Augusta and honeymooned in Savannah. I still haven't been although I hear it's really nice! Glad y'all had fun. :)

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  2. What a great little vacation, looks so pretty!

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  3. looks like you all had a great time!

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  4. Sounds like fun. That candy store would have excited me.

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  5. Savannah is on my bucket list for sure!

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  6. We were stationed there for three and a half years. I miss it so much!

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  7. Looks like a great weekend! I have actually never been to Savannah...I need to get down there next time I visit my parents outside of Atlanta.

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  8. Sounds like so much fun! I have never been to Savannah but I really want to visit there some day.

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  9. I love Savannah. If you go back, be sure to check out Tybee Island.

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  10. Savannah is one of my favorite cities!! We also love Tybee Island.

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  11. I love Savannah, and there is a slight chance we could end up there! I'd be so excited.

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