Monday, February 22, 2010

My birthday weekend in Savannah, GA

So for my 27th birthday my wonderful husband took me to Savannah, GA. A place I have wanted to visited for quite some time now. It was the perfect weekend. We left friday the 19th (my birthday) and returned sunday evening. It was a much needed trip for Aaron and myself and our first time leaving Lyla. We figured we better do it now before baby #2 gets here.

Day 1:
The drive from Jacksonville to Savannah is only 2 hours but of course I needed to stop along the way, so we took a break at this cute Starbucks. Then on to Savannah where we checked into the B&B we stayed at in the historic district near Forsyth Park. We arrived near dinner time and Aaron picked out the cutest restaurant called the Firefly for my birthday meal. It was a tiny place in the basement of an old house with really yummy food. Then we walked to this great coffee place to have my birthday dessert - peanut butter pie (so good). A great 27th Birthday!
Day 2:
The B&B we stayed at was so cute and they served a great breakfast in the morning, which meant we couldn't sleep in but it got us out the door nice and early so we could get the most out of our weekend. It was a victorian styled B&B which I loved, even all the tiny porcelain cats. There was this coral mask hanging in the bathroom which I swear every time I looked at it I half expected it's eye's to pop open like in Pirates of the Caribbean. Also I loved the claw footed bath tub, I've always wanted one.
There are so many beautiful squares in Savannah with historical statues. This Lion was one of my favorites, the leprechaun was Aaron's. We had such a great time walking around the beautiful parks and squares at one point we came across a street musician who was playing patriotic tunes on his flute - it was great.
We ate at the shrimp factory on the riverfront for lunch. Their lunch specials came with the best salads and blueberry muffins with a praline whipped butter. The food in Savannah is yummy yummy, and it's funny because when I came home I noticed most of my photo's are of us eating.
Day 3:
Our last day in Savannah we wanted to end our trip by trying out some southern cooking at Paula Deen's restaurant Lady and Son, but we were told you need to come at 9:30 in the morning if you want to be assured a reservation. So we showed up at the door at 9:30 and made a 1:00 lunch reservation, then headed back down to the riverfront and city market to kill time and do some souvenir shopping.
Aaron and I don't have much experience with eating southern cooking but we really enjoyed Lady and Son's Sunday buffet. The fried chicken, BBQ pork and candied yams were my favorite and of course for dessert we both had Paula's famous banana pudding. Such a great way to end our trip to Savannah.


Jackie said...

Thanks for the great blog posting! I feel like I was right there with you . . . hmmmm, I'm full.

Joanne said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Pete K. said...

Glad you had a good weekend. You both look happy. I'm glad :)

Uriel and Michelle said...

You are too cute Vanessa! I'm so glad you had a good time! Who did Lyla stay with? Did she do ok without you guys?

Taylor said... you need to do photography and graphic design, not just graphic design. there. it's decided! those were amaaaaaaaaaaaazing! you also look so cute preggo!