Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm back!!!

Yeah, well maybe most of you didn't even know I left! I planned to write a post before I headed out of town, but...well, you know how it goes when you're trying to head out of town. So anyway, Barry had a conference in Savannah, GA...and I was lucky enough to be able to count on family to help out with the kids so I could tag along. This is what it looked like when I left Ohio:
And this is what it looked like in Savannah, as I was walking down Bay Street on Saturday morning...What a beautiful city!!! I was awestruck by the beauty that existed everywhere, even in some of the smallest things. The weather was awesome, and I was able to wear capris and a t-shirt with a denim jacket most of the time. Here are some of the sights of Savannah...

Two river boats, parked just outside our hotel
The sign for City Market, a lovely little district full of shops, restaurants, live music, and art studios.
The horse and carriage that we took the Haunted Tour of Savannah in on Sunday night. Did you know that Savannah beats out Salem as the most haunted city in the U.S.?
The entrance to Colonial Cemetery. Over 10,000 bodies are buried here. When Union troops made camp in Savannah, they camped out in Colonial Cemetery because it was gated. Their horses knocked over a lot of the headstones, and the army just stacked them in piles against the back wall...and that's where they remain today. It's actually a very peaceful place!
The fountain at Forsyth Square. Yet another peaceful place...and full of sunshine!
St. John the Baptist Cathedral. It just underwent an $11 million renovation. It really was beautiful inside. Maybe I'll post more pics later.Barry, finishing his pecan pie (at Paula Deen's restaurant, no less), after proclaiming that even though he was stuffed from the southern buffet and had already had one dessert, "Don't even think I'm leaving Georgia without a piece of pecan pie!" It was DEEEE-LISH!The happy couple, after a nice, relaxing vacation! Here, we were out touring Savannah on a trolley. This was at a trolley stop at The Mansion on Forsyth Square.
All in all, we had a wonderful time. I will post more about our trip later, right how I need to get moving on all the laundry and cleaning, etc. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still alive!!!



It's a great place. I love it there.

Reggie said...

Isn't Savannah cool? We go there about once a year while we are in Jekyll Island, GA.

Welcome to the South!

kc said...

Yea! Your back!!!! :)

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. The pictures are beautiful! I've never been there, but your pictures definitely made me want to go.

Wow, a trip with the hubby without the kids....that would be a dream come true. But I bet you did miss the little ones, at least every once in awhile. :)

terri said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like a wonderful vacation. Glad you had a good time!

Kuckie said...

Hey All - Savannah is now one of my most favorite places, I kid you not. If you get the chance, go!!!

Wreggie - I love it down South, especially those collard greens and grits...YUM! And of course, I love to say "Hey Ya'll..." ;0)

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