Q and I decided to take off this weekend and head to Savannah for the long weekend. Savannah is on the exact opposite side of Georgia from us (we are on the west coast and Savannah is on the east). It’s about a 4-hour drive away and totally worth it.
The streets are lined with beautiful old trees that hang over the sidewalks.
I convinced Q to go on a haunted walking pub tour on Friday night where a tour guide walks us around Savannah telling us different ghost stories with stops at pubs in between. (PS Savannah is the second most haunted city in the US behind Salem, Mass (where the Salem Witch Trials were)). We had the best time minus the fact that I had trouble sleeping the rest of the trip…
Our hotel room had a beautiful view of the river that runs alongside the city.
We met some blog friends (Hi Madeline!) for lunch in City Market
And shopped around downtown.
Oh and the food was fantastic!
But we were thrilled to get back to this guy today!
Where we stayed/ate/had fun
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Savannah - great location, older rooms.
Pizza: Vinny Van Go Go’s – cheap and GOOD!
Dinner: The Chart House (great seafood) and The Olde Pink House (great history, beautiful spot and good food)
Brunch: B. Matthew’s – out of this world good and excellent vibe!
Haunted Tour: Creepy Crawl Pub Tour – we had a fantastic tour guide and for $20/person it was well worth it
Shopped: Paris Market (beyond beautiful and unique items) / Kate Spade (oh yes they have one there)
Having my girlfriend Jess in town was the perfect opportunity to branch out and try some new adventures in my new home town!
Columbus is small, but not nearly as small as Fairbanks was. One of the best parts is that it is within driving distance of so many great places that Q and I are eager to visit: Destin in Florida, Savannah ( we LOVE it there), Charleston and so many more! For a quick local getaway there is Callaway Gardens- 30 minutes away and a beautiful spot for hiking, biking, fishing and golfing.
Last week, Jess and I threw Carl in the back of the car and headed up, not sure of what we were going to find. We were blown away.
It was so beautiful and peaceful. We hiked around for 2 hours following random trails and just exploring.
Carl was loving life with all the new smells.
Q and I are going to head back up this weekend with the bikes to explore some more!
Q and I were so excited to fly out to LA this weekend to celebrate the wedding of Ali & Stu, two of our closest friends. I flew out Tuesday to do a little errand running/family time/Masters test taking and Q flew in late Friday night. We both arrived home late last night (1AM) and are just trying to make it through the day without crashing.
rehearsal dinner place settings
rehearsal dinner drinks, dress and belt from j. crew
wedding! dress from bevello, clutch from j. crew
groomsmen in vineyard vines ties
love making new friends
And like any new parents… we watched Carl on the “puppy cam” at his daycare all the time! I couldn’t wait to pick him up this morning!
new all American collar for our half Frenchie/half English boy (collar from Etsy)
Hawaii was a reset for me.
I needed the rest, the me time, the do-nothing-all-day-except-swim time.
And then I was ready to be home. To my husband, to the massive amount of boxes yet to be unpacked, to my routine.
Isn’t it funny how vacation can make you miss your “normal?” You think it would be the opposite, right? That vacation would make us never want to go back, but instead, I was so ready to be home.
I’m in the middle of a 3-week break from grad school before I dig in for another semester. I’m studying for credential exams (there are lots of them and lots of studying to do) and continuing to set up our space.
The deer struck again on my garden while I was away, so this weekend will also be spent researching deer repellant plants and getting back into the planting game.
And most exciting…there is the possibility of us getting a dog this weekend (we are big believers in adoption and are visiting a pup that has been rescued, so fingers crossed he is the ONE for us).