Sunday, October 20, 2013

Savannah


Bert had to work in Savannah this weekend, so I decided to tag along with him!  We got there just in time for his meeting at their Savannah office, then we checked into our hotel and got ready for the night.  First, we walked to The Olde Pink House to grab a pre-dinner cocktail.  It started sprinkling on the way there but we just kept walking (what else can you do)?  It stopped while we were inside the haunted basement having a drink.







This lady was the live entertainment for the night.  She was a hoot!  It was fun to listen to her while we people watched.  There were a lot of different types of people in there: from bachelorette parties, to older more sophisticated people, to drag queens (just 1).  It was fun!




We knew the restaurant we were eating dinner at was a little off the beaten path, so we decided to take a bike taxi instead of walking.  I absolutely loved this!  He shared so much of the city's history it felt like our own personal tour.  He even stopped and took detours (without charging more) since we weren't in a hurry.  It was so romantic and relaxing.





One of the landmarks we biked by was this beautiful cathedral that was under construction when we were there 4 years ago and still is.   We were told it is scheduled to be completed soon.  





We ate dinner at Elizabeth on 37th.  It was absolutely amazing!  Probably the best meal I've had EVER!  



On Saturday, Bert and I went for a run together.  We've actually never ran together before.  I have to say, I really enjoyed running and chatting with my hubby.  Maybe it's because Savannah is a lot flatter than Atlanta so it was a little easier, or maybe the architecture was so stunning, or maybe the company was just really good:))  We ran to and around Forsythe Park twice and decided that we would really like to live in one of the row houses one day.  This might just be our retirement destination!


  







Bert had to work a street festival that his company was sponsoring Saturday afternoon so I walked around the City Market.  Around 12:00 I got a call from a friend who was also in town with her husband and another couple.  They were at the City Market too!  What a small world.




We sat outside of Wild Wings watching the football games and listening to the band that was playing.  It was the most relaxing, enjoyable Saturday I've had in a long time.  For 4 hours, we just sat there eating, chatting, and watching football.  The weather was beautiful.  Apparently no one told Savannah it is fall yet.  We had 80 degree weather the entire time.




After his festival was over, Bert and I went to eat at the famous Vinnie Van Go Go's. We lucked out and got the last table outside in the City Market street.  The food was so yummy!  I am not a picky pizza eater, but my husband is.  He said it was yummy too!







Then we headed to the top of the Bohemian Hotel on River Street.  It started raining on our walk there, but we still went outside to snap a picture.  One thing that I love about Savannah is that you can walk around with a drink in your hand.  So we ordered a drink there, then left with it for our next spot.  




Our next spot was the Moon River Brewing Company.  It is supposed to be the most haunted place in Savannah.  And since Savannah is the most haunted city, I guess that makes this place the most haunted building in the world!
Our friends Michele, Rob, Sloan, and Greg met up with us there.  Then another couple walked in and the girl was wearing some wild patterned leggings like my pants.  She immediately said to me, "I'm so glad someone else is wearing fun pants!  I feel like everyone is staring at me."  I assured her that 1) they probably weren't, and 2) who cares?  I found out she was also a teacher and her husband was the head football coach at her school.  We were instant friends and the guys all hit it off too.  So our  new friends Rachel and Brad joined us the rest of the night!




Our next stop was The Rail.  It was a fun kareoke bar.  We were definitely the oldest ones in the bar, but we had the best seat in the house!




me, Michele, Sloan, Rachel


It was so nice to get away and have some quality time with my husband and fun times with some friends.  But as always, we were very eager to get home to our babies.   
I hope to see you again soon Savannah!
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1 comment:

  1. looks like a great trip!! you did hit some good spots!

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