Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Wednesday after work we hit the road for our 10th anniversary trip to Savannah, GA.  Mike & I haven't been away together since our trip to St. Augustine five years ago, so this was a very welcomed getaway!  Gosh, how much has changed in those five years!  This time around we were leaving two precious kiddos behind in the wonderful care of my parents.

I'm so grateful for my mom & dad for coming up to our house to take care of Cam & Reese.  It was so reassuring to know that they were in good hands.  We were able to talk to Cam on the phone a couple of times a day while we were gone, but of course Reese is still to young to be chatting it up.  We had an awesome time, but it was also great to come home to our loves!

We headed out Wednesday after work & got to Savannah at around 11pm.  Thursday morning I woke up a year older... yep, I'm the big 3-3!  It was also our anniversary & the official start of our trip, so we were very excited!

We headed to breakfast at a recommended place called Clary's which was established in the early 1900s.  It was quite tasty!  

Then we dropped our bags off at The Marshall House which is the super old hotel where we were staying.  

Mike arranged to have champagne, wine & chocolate covered strawberries waiting in our room at check-in!  What an unexpected surprise! 

Since it's such an old building, it had a strange set-up where we had to climb out of our window onto the huge, shared balcony.

The Marshall House ended up being one of the topics on our ghost/pub tour since it has so much history behind it.  Apparently at one point it served as a hospital during the war & there are plenty of bodies buried on the grounds.  Spooky!  But we didn't happen to see any spirits during our stay.

We had such a blast on the ghost/pub tour & it was probably one of our favorite parts of the trip.  We were led by a real cool guy from Boston who told ghost stories as we hit six different local pubs.  What a great way to see the city!

It was so nice to just walk around & explore without an agenda & we saw some cool churches & cemeteries along the way.  It was pretty hot so by late afternoon, we were beat & ended up napping before dinner.  A napper I am not, so that was definitely out of the ordinary. 

Savannah has a ton of little squares/parks throughout which I loved!  There was always a shady spot to sit since they have such old, massive trees.

We ate a lot of good food washed down with plenty of tasty drinks!

And I enjoyed the heck out of the architecture & all of the old buildings that had so much character!

It seemed like every house in Savannah was a massive, old mansion.  They just don't build houses like this anymore!

But now it's back to work & back to reality!

Looking back on it, our trip zoomed by & seriously feels like a blur, but we did have a blast & we'll never forget our ten year anniversary in Savannah! 

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  1. WoW! Great pics Allison! What a cool little town! I'm glad you two had such a great time!

  2. I'm so glad you guys got to get away! Savannah is such a beautiful place! Happy tenth anniversary and happy birthday! :)