Lawyer and I snuck away for a quiet weekend for two on Friday to one of our favorite destinations, Savannah. With his crazy travel schedule over the last two years our travel together was at a minimum. The last thing he wanted to do after being gone for five days a week was head off for another city and yet another hotel. Now that he is home for the time being I am doing my best to make sure we get some quality time together squeezed into the busy lives we all lead.
Savannah is very special to us as we spent two nights right after we got married in this magical city. We were married in Mt. Dora, Florida and spent our first nights in St, Augustine. He had planned a tour of quaint cities and bed and breakfasts for our first week as a married couple. Since we both love to travel and we both have a passion for history this was the perfect plan for our honeymoon. St. Augustine for two nights, Savannah for two nights, Hilton Head for one night (silly boy thought he would play golf) and then three nights in Charleston. I have to say it was a toss up between Charleston and Savannah for me as my favorite destination. They both are such amazing cities with so much history and so much to see and do. To this day I love them both!
We stayed at The Gastonian in the same carriage house we stayed in for our honeymoon. The room and the place has not change in the slightest with the exception of the red tub claw foot tub in the suite. It appears time required a touch up and now the tub is white. The base of the tub where the amazing claw foot had shifted showed the original shiny red color.
When I booked the getaway I was dead set on staying in the carriage house and this weekend was the only one that was available that worked for us. An early anniversary trip was quickly planned and I surprised my husband with a romantic weekend. He was thrilled which was a shocker ... the man doesn't love to be surprised. How silly is he?
We met my dear friend Emily and her husband for drinks before their anniversary dinner. Any time spent with Emily is amazing and we all hunkered down in the Tavern of The Olde Pink House with drinks and amazing food. The atmosphere was perfect and felt just like we were in an English pub in Europe. There are many stories of the house and those who lived there and the wait staff is happy to share. It was quite eerie to hear ghost stories while it was storming outside.
I can highly recommend the fried oysters and House Mule made with Woodford Reserve and homemade ginger beer. They were both delish!! Lawyer ordered the calamari and the green goddess dressing was a perfect pairing. He was quite happy with his bourbon and calamari!
I am a girl who believes each special meal deserves dessert and even though we were both stuffed after eating a full dinner we ordered the pecan pie. How can you say no to pecans, bourbon, chocolate and homemade ice cream. I am pretty sure we both rolled out of the restaurant, but it was worth every bite. I ordered the grouper special and the mashed potatoes were incredible with the crab stuffed grouper. Lawyer ordered some sort of beef ... I tried not to notice. He loved every bite.
Late night selfie to end a perfect day! xo
Saturday started with breakfast on our patio and amazing cool weather.. We never get the opportunity to sit and enjoy breakfast alone and the moment was not lost on me for one second. And the view was perfect.. It was bliss.
After a lazy morning we headed out for the day. We had decided on a trolley tour and a late lazy lunch. We had late dinner reservations and a plan to watch the sunset from Rocks on the Roof. Truly a perfect day ...
We ended our tour with a long walk through Forsyth Park ...
And of course we popped into Emily's shoppe ... did you think I would miss it?
Our fun late night dinner r plans were scrapped when we realized the weather was sketchy and we were starving. A trip to Sorry Charlie's to sit at the bar and stuff ourselves with amazing food was the perfect impromptu plan.
If you stop in make sure you order the Pimento Cheese. It is served in a small skillet on top of jalapeno cornbread and its de-lish!! And the bourbon cocktail of the day was divine!!
Our trip was perfect. We had an amazing time just playing tourist and being together. Life is hard and making sure you are connected to your beloved is so important.
It was almost surreal to think I soaked in this tub almost 21 years ago as a newlywed. Oh how simple life seemed when I was so young and so madly in love. As I soaked in the same tub on Saturday evening I thought of all the things we have experienced as a couple, both good and hard and I truly am thankful for each and every moment. I have learned you can't wish away the hard times because they create and mold us into who we are supposed to be. Plus, the trying times make the good ones that much sweeter!
I would chose this man and this life time and time again. I love him dearly and the life we have created is perfect for us. We are blessed and I am incredibly thankful!
Thank you Savannah for a much needed trip for two ... until we meet again!