After a restful night in Macon, we headed out bright and early to make our way to Tybee beach outside of Savannah. Belle & Peanut were chomping at the bit to get to the icy cold water and we figured it the perfect way to pass the time before checking into our hotel.
The water was freezing and our swimsuits were still in the car, but that didn't deter these two from frolicking in the waves and having a blast. Belle was thrilled to stumble upon a sand dollar and Peanut found one of his own not too much later. The ocean breeze and sunshine did us all quite a bit of good.
And speaking of good, our lunch at Tybee Island Social Club was one of the best meals we ate the entire trip. Hubby ordered the shrimp and grits and he is still raving about it. While he & I treated ourselves to "just one more bite" Belle and Peanut enjoyed quality sibling time. The exact kind of time together that Hubby & I hoped would come from the trip....building bonds and making memories.
As the sun began to sink and the breeze become a bit chillier, we returned to Savannah and checked into the Bohemian on River Street. The balcony over looking the river made for one very happy Peanut. At one point and time, he had drug a blanket and pillow out to watch the many cargo ships, tug boats and fishermen parade down the river.
After changing for dinner, we headed out to explore River Street and navigate our way to The Pirate House. We strolled down streets canopied by moss covered trees all while marveling at the rich history and beauty surrounding us.
After yet another fabulous Savannah meal we ended the night at River Street Sweets nibbling on a selection of sugary treats. The fresh air, surf and sun had done us in and we were thankful our hotel room was a short jaunt up the street.
On day two we succumbed to our tourist status and loaded the big blue Ogelthorpe tour bus for an entertaining and educational ride with our guide Pookey. The 90 minute tour went quickly and thankfully Belle & Peanut enjoyed the history lesson.
|Capitol building was constructed for $250,000; the same cost as the gold leaf on the dome.|
|The original fire bell. The number of rings would correspond to the number (1-26) town square where the fire was burning.|
|This building was built to function as the first Ford dealership.|
|I want these shutters for my house....love!|
After our tour we stopped off at the Paris Market for a frozen hot chocolate. Sadly I didn't get a chance to shop the numerous boutiques Savannah has to offer. Not to worry though, Hubby is already talking about an adult only trip back to Savannah sometime soon.
The remainder of our day was spent walking and exploring many of the city's squares. We did enjoy famous Leopold's ice cream and yours truly managed to finish an entire pitcher of Savannah Sangria (St. Germain, Pinot Grigio, w/ Fresh Citrus). We ended our second night with another visit at River Street Sweets to pick up some pralines for the babysitting grandparents back home.
One final shot in front of the pub next to our hotel. And with that we were back in the Suburban and off to Hilton Head Island for the 3rd leg of our trip.