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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.
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.
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.
I realize I just shared a post about our cruise, so I know it seems redundant to share our vacation so soon... But it was a quick weekend getaway, and we probably won't go on another one for a while, so you'll just have to get over it : ) I'm so grateful for mini-vacations like this. At the foundation of my soul, I am a homebody, but I still love traveling. Weekend trips are the perfect thing for me, because it's enough to relax and recharge, but you get to sleep in your own bed a lot sooner. Plus, I had a personal day left for the school year, and I didn't want to let it go to waste!
I took Friday off, so we left Thursday afternoon. We stopped at one of our favorite little spots right outside of Savannah. This place is special to us, because the first time we went to Savannah, we needed to stop for a bathroom break and all 3 gas stations on the exit were closed. We were hesitant to go into Ronnie's because it doesn't look like much from outside, but we were surprised to find out they have awesome milkshakes! So now, anytime we got to Savannah or Hilton Head, we try to make a stop.
Friday morning, I woke up early and just hung out on the balcony for a while. I've been here 1 million times, but it never gets old. Even with a storm rolling in, it just seems right.
We stopped at Panera for breakfast before we stopped by Kroger for a couple of things.
We finally made it top the beach! The weather turned out to be so nice, but the wind was out of control. We ended up moving to the pool for the rest of the day. Also, those chips are bomb.
Friday was Cinco de Mayo, so obviously we had to hit up Mexican. Asking a stranger to take your picture is always a crap shoot. This isn't my favorite picture of us, but I'm glad we got one!
As an appetizer, we got the grilled Mexican street corn! Oh, yes. And for dinner we both got different tacos to try. My favorite was the Southern Fried Chicken. It had pimento cheese, collard greens and boiled peanuts. It was amazing.
I've always wanted to eat at Harold's Diner. We pass it every year and say we are going to go, and then forget. I'm so glad we tried it. It's the epitome of a "hole in the wall", but it was some of the best breakfast I've had in a while. The griddle is old and well seasoned so all the food tastes amazing. The coffee was good, too, which is always a plus.
Day 2 on the beach. And also our last day. The wind was bearable this day, so we stayed laid out all day.
After we packed up, we headed to the Sea Shack for supper. I would never go to HHI without stopping here. It's our absolute, 100% fave. And this Crab Bisque is absolute perfection.
If we were responsible adults, we would have left right after we ate dinner so we could get home at a reasonable hour. But, we are not responsible and very impulsive, so we decided to play a round of mini golf before we headed home.
(I won't talk about who won, but if you're wondering, it was the person with the black club.)
Love of my life.
Leaving around 10PM means stopping for coffee before you hit the road.
I feel like a new woman after our trip. So thankful for a getaway, even if it is only 2 1/2 days. Now, let's get through these last 12 days of school! Come on, summer.