Anniversary Getaway to Savannah! Day 2

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We decided to have breakfast in bed on Friday morning. The only time slot they had available was 10:30, and that was fine with us...We got to sleep in!

  

I loved wearing my robe every morning and evening in our room. Nothing like a robe and slippers to make you feel fancy.

  

We pretty much just wandered around with no plan on Saturday. Savannah is called "The Walking City" for a reason. There is so much to do and see, all on foot. I am a total history nerd, and Savannah is absolutely fascinating. I'm not a big River Street gal, but the downtown squares are my jam.

We stumbled upon this "Fragrant Garden" in Forsyth Park and it was a perfect spot to sit on a bench in the shade and relax for a minute.

    

It reminded me of the movie "The Secret Garden" ... I was obsessed with that movie as a little girl.

Tourist pic.

     

It's honestly a sin to visit Savannah and not get some fresh pralines. We stopped at River Street Sweets to cure our craving, and we may or may not have bought fudge and truffles, too...

   

Since Friday was our actual anniversary, I was getting sappy all day. "Remember this?" "Oh yeah, when we were here last time we did this!" Of course, we had to go take a picture of Huey's, which is the first restaurant we ate at after we got married. (To be honest, the first meal we ate as husband and wife was Popeye's in Dublin. LOLOL But, this is far more romantic.)

What better way to celebrate your anniversary than to walk through a cemetery...

  

If you're ever in Savannah, you really have to see the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

   

It is truly one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

  

The stained glass, the paintings, all the details... It is literally breathtaking.

  

*Nerd alert* I was literally tearing up looking around. I couldn't help but think about the temple in Exodus (NERD) and how Jesus deserves even more than this beautiful place. It was just so beautiful, and honestly, very humbling. Told you: NERD

We were super sweaty after our day of exploring, so we headed back to the room to shower and get dressed for dinner. The restaurant where we originally planned to eat dinner didn't have reservations available until Saturday night, so we decided to do something more casual. Cotton & Rye is a newer restaurant in Savannah, serving elevated southern food.

   

We had about a 30 minute wait, but it was so worth it. I ordered the fried chicken and B got the burger. Everything was so fresh and flavorful! I loved that macaroni and cheese, but I would be lying if I said I didn't fight the urge to ask for hot sauce for the chicken ; ) But, I refrained...

 

After dinner, we decided to get coffee at the Foxy Loxy Cafe. The cafe was so cute! I loved the rustic decor.

  

The latte was amazing, and I love the art! I got the coconut brownie bar, but it was so rich I only ate 2 bites.

All the heart eyes for this guy : )

The Gastonian, looking gorgeous at night. We ended the night by *finally* watching Moana in our room! I know I'm late to the party, but I loved it so much! Such a cute movie.

 

Anniversary Getaway to Savannah! Day 1

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It's hard to believe that we have been married for 5 years. In a lot of ways, I feel like I'm still 17, so being married for 5 years really does make it sink it that I'm growing up and getting old(er).

We spent our wedding night in Savannah at the sweetest B&B, The Gastonian. We went to Disney World for our actual honeymoon trip, but since we were staying in a rented condo, my parents gifted us a night somewhere special for our first night. At the time I didn't really understand what my mom meant when she explained that, but now I am so thankful that we can come back to this special place for occasions like this.

We left on Thursday around 3PM. Check in wasn't until 4, so we took our time getting there.

   

We rolled up and The Gastonian was looking a beautiful as ever. It's just so perfect.

   

There are 15 rooms at The Gastonian, and our "Bucket List" is to stay in all 15 eventually. This was our 3rd time staying here. We stayed in the "Andrew Bryan" room and it was beautiful! The 2nd photo is of the parlor in the front of the house. I love all the antiques!

  

After we settled into our room, we headed out for dinner. One of my favorite things about Savannah is that you can walk pretty much anywhere! We knew we would be eating at more upscale places on Friday and Saturday night, so we kept it casual. Pizza is always the best choice, TBH.

   

We chose Screamin' MiMi's and y'all, the slices were literally as big as my head. It was delicious.

 

After we finished our pizza, we walked around some more and headed to get dessert. I had heard of Leopold's before, but had never eaten there.

We knew it must be good, because the line was out the door and almost to the end of the block!

It absolutely did not disappoint. This ain't Mayfield, people.