A wonderful trip home to unpack my grandma and visit with family. Short, but oh so sweet.
Flowers in the new place.
My favorite lucky fish.
Green juice and breakfast sammies.
Coffee and gardens.
Rice with every meal.
One last shaved ice.
Off to my happy place for five days of sun, beach, and family. xoxo
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!