WOW...what a weekend I had last weekend! I seriously needed one, even though I was having some serious separation anxiety as soon as I crossed the state line. But, we'll get back to that later.
Savannah, Georgia; what a wonderful historic town to travel to. It seriously feels like a world within a world. I forgot my surroundings for a few days. A 3 night trip for a much needed Girl's Weekend - glad, there were some surprises during the trip, some others were certainly not expected. This post, I'm going to share with you the 13 surprises we had on our vacation.
GWS #2 - I decided to bring my giant binder of CD's (roughly 200) that I've been collecting since I was probably 13. Majority of them I've burned myself. However, over the last 30 years, music has changed drastically (in my opinion) and I used to be a huge fan of boy bands, then it switched to heavy rock, then to pop, then to anything that had a decent beat - genre doesn't matter. On one of the CD's, however, this song became very popular on our trip as a Flashback favorite.
GWS #4 - As we made it closer and closer to Savannah, did Kristine remember that she forgot her pajamas at home. So, we needed to make a pit stop at Walmart, but we ended up getting more than just her Pj's (but doesn't that always happen?).
|Chipped Pork Platter|
Kristine also had corn and it helps explain our next Facebook Status...
"Did you know that the juice from corn can shoot over three feet? Yeah! It can! I got shot with it from ACROSS the table!"
GWS #9 - The following morning, we were finally refreshed after another wonderful night's sleep - no babies kicking my ribs or trying to kick me out of my bed. When I woke up I noticed there was a pillow on the floor, looked at my pillows and noticed it wasn't one of mine (each bed had four). I make my way around to the bathroom (everyone wakes up and uses the bathroom right away - don't make faces about 'ewww a bathroom') and I found 2 more pillows and a blanket. Not quiet sure what Kristine was dreaming about, but, I feel sorry for the pillow's.
Facebook Status: "Pillows...pillows massacre. She killed them! :( they never did anything to her. :("
She swears she was dreaming of a marshmallow.
I'm soooo going to get the "look" for this being in here.
GWS #10 - The DOT. It's a free bus transportation that runs throughout the city all day. Time's vary for weekdays and weekends. Also, if you plan on going, make sure you read the map carefully. The map we were given from the hotel didn't match the map at the actual stop (once we found them of course).
WARNING*** the driver's of the DOT are unique.
Facebook Status: "Riding the DOT is like trying to ride a Tasmanian devil."
GWS #11 - Monday, we decided to finish seeing Savannah downtown area. We had the store's, tour's and park's marked on the map that we wanted to see. Our plan was to begin from one side and work our way back to the hotel, but we ended up taking the DOT to the furthest point and working out way back into town (towards the river & our hotel).
We started half way into Forsyth Park down by the Mansion and heading towards River Street. No joke, it did take the entire day. Along the way, we visited a few places and did some tours (which I'll mention in another post), visited some park's and got amazing pictures under the tree's, visited a church, visited a cemetery (one of the oldest) and went shopping. We also grabbed lunch at our half-way mark.
We stopped at a local place called Kayak Kafe for lunch and ordered some amazing salads. They seemed to be huge when they arrived, but for all the walking we had already done and all the walking ahead of us to get back to the hotel, it certainly was just the right amount of food at a very affordable price.
|Broughton Cobb Salad|
|Mexican Chicken Salad|
I ordered the Broughton Cobb Salad & Kristine ordered the Mexican Chicken Salad. Both were to die for.
On our way back to the hotel, on the side of a crossing sign we spotted a unique sticker - Titty Batts. I have no idea and I'm afraid to Google it.
GWS #12 - On our way home Tuesday, we stopped in Amelia Island for lunch at Sliders Seaside Grill. It sits right on the beach and their outside dining is in the sand. It's great to have lunch and still be able to put my feet in the sand. We had lunch there and I bought dessert for later (ended up having it once I got home).
|Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing|
Facebook Status: "Black is not slimming." (Inside joke.)
|Amelia Island view from Sliders|
Facebook Status: "Dick's Wings & Grill right next to Woody's BBQ. What kind of people live here?? Bunch of stiffs."
Well, that completes our 13 Girl's Weekend Surprises on our trip to and from Savannah, Georgia from Orlando, Florida.
It was sure a fun & memorable one and I can't wait to go back and have more surprises during our trips.