Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Savannah, Georgia

Jason and I just returned from a trip to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a place that I have wanted to visit for quite a while now. It was absolutely gorgeous and we had the best time away together. We loved touring the historic district and learning about the history of Savannah. I have always loved history, and now my passion is being fueled by visiting some historic places. I also love having any opportunity to snap some pictures.

We ate dinner at Paula Deen's restaurant, Lady and Sons, and it was the best!!! We chose the buffet which offered the following: fried chicken, fried catfish, pot roast, mashed potatoes, white rice, turnip greens, green beans, corn pudding, lima beans, black eyed peas, sweet potatoes (they tasted like candy), and mac n' chesse. We were also served cheddar cheese biscuits (our favorites) and hoecakes. For dessert, they offered us our choice of a sweet potato gooey cake, peach cobbler and banana pudding. Of course, we didn't eat all of this, but we were quite stuffed when we left!

On Sunday, we headed over to Tybee Island. We climbed the 178 stairs to the top of the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. I didn't really factor into the climb that I would be allowed to walk around the outside of the lighthouse at the very top. I am terrified of heights, but I did venture out on the narrow walkway to enjoy the view from atop the lighthouse. Afterward, we headed over to the beach and snapped a couple of pictures. It was FREEZING cold, but definitely worth it.

Jason and I had a great time away in Savannah. We are so thankful for our families for allowing us the opportunity to get away with each other by keeping our 3 kids!

Lady and Sons
The food was incredible

Savannah, Georgia

Jones Street
Gorgeous street

This house was built by a father of twin girls who fought over everything.
He built these two houses identical to the other in hopes of giving them their own space.
In the end, they also fought over who would get what side.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park
Absolutely breath taking

The oldest oak tree in Savannah
Over 300 years old

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
One of the largest Cathedrals in the South.
Completed in 1896.

Oglethorpe Street
This bell was rung on the street when a house caught fire.
If you lived in house 5, and your house caught fire, they would ring the bell 5 times.
Everyone would come out with their buckets to help put out the fire.

One of the smallest houses in the historic district of Savannah
A one bedroom house built in 1845

Lady and Sons
Jason and I ate dinner at Paula Deen's restaurant
"Hey ya'll" the food was incredible!!!

Tybee Lighthouse
178 stairs to the top

View from atop the lighthouse

Jason took this picture on our walk back down the lighthouse
It is one of my favorites

Tybee Island Lighthouse
One of the tallest and oldest lighthouses in Georgia

Tybee Island

Savannah Cotton Exchange
Factor's Row

This building housed cotton.
They didn't want to spend a lot of money, so they used any resources available to them.
It is a mismatched building, but that is what makes it really remarkable.


chesley said...

sooo pretty!! i've been dying to go there & your beautiful pictures make me want to go sooner than later! glad you guys got to get away!


I'm so glad ya'll got to get away and go on a trip together. I wish we would have had time to go to Savannah when we went to Charleston...just too much to do at both. :) Your pictures are beautiful, Sunny! I love the one of you and Jason.

one BleSSed gal! said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Your pictures are beautiful! So glad you & Jason got to spend some alone time...I'm sure that's the best Christmas present you could've asked for =) Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

TARA said...

Great pics! Would love to go sometime myself.

Fran said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. They are fabulous! Savannah is on my list of places to visit. Glad you were able to have some getaway time. Have a Happy New Year!

Lori Lipsky said...

I happened upon your blog and loved this Savannah post. Reminds me of our trip there several years ago.

Your photos are lovely.