18 Jul Turning Heads Linkup- Savannah, GA Vacation Pt 1
Ahhh, back from an amazing trip in Savannah, GA. I know, some people head north during the summer months to escape the heat, but we went for it. We really found that it wasn’t much hotter than Charlotte. I thought I would break up the trip a bit into parts and write several posts. We stayed in the Historic District in Savannah, and found it to be a great place to walk to restaurants, shops and Forsyth Park. The air conditioning was icy cold and perfect for when we had to leave the pups for the morning. We did spend a good bit of the first day exploring and walking everywhere!
I love the greenery from the Spanish Moss, to the Magnolia trees and more in this Southern state.
Forsyth Park- this fountain is a landmark at the park. Love the mer-men! I also love the squares and lay out of Savannah and each section of the park. Students from nearby art school paint, draw and play music as you are walking by.
We stayed in a pet friendly apartment, in the Historic District, as we do enjoy bringing the pups and found Savannah to be a VERY dog friendly city. We visited shops, boutiques, and other places where the dogs were welcome. I was told if you have a dog in Savannah, you will be greeted like a celebrity! Haha, I found that everywhere we went, smiles followed, kids asked to pet, and we were stopped and asked what breed of dog they were. The first evening, I spied a cute clothing boutique on the Riverwalk, and the dogs were gladly excepted into the shop. My husband saw a sign outside the shop that read, ” 50% off 1 item for your Birthday week”. How lucky! So, with ID in hand, I tried on several dresses and walked away with two. I’m wearing the one green, tropical style dress here, and the other you will see on the blog soon.
We spotted RMC Boutique on the Riverwalk and I was swept in by spying this green tropical shift dress upon entering the store. We met a wonderful lady, whose hubby was in the military and she enjoyed working for the shop, in addition to making her own jewelry. We talked fashion for a while, and I browsed, quite happy with my selections. What’s great is that I can purchase from them on-line, as I am now aware of their sizing.
“River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, it’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that made her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.”
The first evening we spent walking the Riverwalk, shopping at several boutiques and having a cocktail or two , enjoying the view. We walked around Forsyth Park, a landmark in Savannah, with over 30 acres in the Historic District. A beautiful fountain lined with flowers and filled with mermen is at the center of the park. We enjoyed walking to the fountain as we were mesmerized by the street trees- live oak with Spanish moss which line each side of the walkway and are the predominant tree along the street.
There is much to do in Savannah, be it Historical trolley tours, horse and buggy and Ghost walks. We were there 10 years ago, before I was diagnosed and I knew I needed to replace those memories with much better ones this trip. We did more exploring the area, looking at architecture and eating and drinking, very well. My hubby and I love the history of places and we did go to one of the most interesting cemetary ( more on that in the next post)…
We knew we wanted to go to one or two of acclaimed fine dining restaurants and I knew about and chose The Olde Pink House. with most popular Southern style cuisine around. This 18th century mansion was lovely and quite elegant, as we dined in celebration of our 16th Anniversary and my Birthday. The meal was amazing, as I am able to enjoy seafood every night, and the crab stuffed grouper was no exception! I have been on a Rose and Viognier kick, so we sipped several glasses of wine with our meal. Later, the waitress brought out two plates with these declarations written in chocolate and whipped cream. A great end!
I can’t say enough good things about the food from Chive, a restaurant we ate at the last day, outside, as well as the Olde Pink House, a landmark in Savannah. We went all out and indulged in our favorite seafood dishes, along with some excellent wine and cocktails. The last evening, we drank overlooking the sunset from the bridge at the Riverwalk, myself enjoying a refreshing Cucumber Cooler, while my hubby enjoyed a crisp Mule. So good!
Gibson at Chive. Mmmm. steak or salmon? Waiting to be served.
Here I am wearing one of the dresses I received for my Birthday. I love the tropical vibe and the bright pink flowers. It doesn’t wrinkle either, which is a plus when traveling.It was quite hot, with a breeze, so the entire trip, my hair was in an up-do or chignon. It’s a necessity!
Pic of City Market – restaurants, shops, music. We stopped for Gelato one evening.
We explored, ate, drank, shopped, walked, satisfied our “history bug” and also went to Tybee Island, a beautiful beach with marshes and less of a crowd, was right up our alley. Tybee Island is a barrier island and small city near Savannah, Georgia. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches, including South Beach, with a pier and pavilion. In the island’s north, Fort Screven has 19th-century concrete gun batteries and the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. The still-functioning 18th-century lighthouse has been rebuilt many times. I will be posting part II of my Savannah vacation later in the week, so please do stop by for pictures and info on Tybee.
Don’t you always feel your summer vacation goes by too fast? The drive was only 4 hours, so it was an easy trip and we will be back, as there is much to see and do.
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SO TODAY, WE ARE BACK TO TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP! I ALWAYS ENJOY SEEING YOUR OUTFITS AND SUMMER LOOKS! Its that HOT HOT HOT time of year, so let’s see how you have styled those outfits.
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