So, this past weekend Patrick and I went on a long weekend trip to Savannah, GA and Tybee Island. We had both heard good things about Savannah, and I'm so glad we went! It was a perfect little getaway, and saw so many cool things!
Thursday night- we left after work and after rain delays in Atlanta, we almost didn't leave KC that evening. Luckily, our connecting flight in Atlanta was JUST the right amount of time, but we still had to do the whole run-as-fast-as-you-can-until-out-of-breath through the airport and made it just in the nick of time (ok, disclaimer, Patrick had our 2 carry-on bags, backpack and he sprinted.... I jogged as good as I could, but slowed down when I no longer had air in my lungs---geeze... I USED to be in shape! haha!) So, we made it in late Thursday night and were happy to get a good nights sleep!
Friday- we explored the city and started our walking early! Took a 90 minute trolley tour and were baking in the heat/humidity. (Ok, I was NOT a smart packer and only brought jeans/leggings, which it was way too hot for...didn't realize the humidity that would be greeting us there!) So, our first stop after the tour was to the Gap where I found some larger shorts on clearance that I wore the rest of the trip! What a relief! Then, we spent the rest of the day at Forsyth Park (loved it!), the Mercer Williams mansion (where Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was filmed and based on), and along River Street and the City Market. We loved sitting in and trying to stop in all the 22 squares in the city, but made it to probably about half or more. One of the stops was where Forest Gump bus stop scene was filmed! My favorite thing was all the live oak trees with the Spanish moss---so pretty! Then, we cleaned up for a bit (I put my feet up for a bit!) and then had a late dinner at the Olde Pink House. It was an old mansion turned restaurant, was fine dining and had GREAT seafood and southern cuisine--- some of the best friend green tomatoes I have had! Great service too and very romantic place! We loved it!
Saturday - we did more exploring, eating, and made our way to Tybee Island early evening on a $3 shuttle they offer. We loved this laid-back, very chill island town (this actually is where Nicholas Sparks' book The Last Song was filmed...they said they have seen about double the size of visitors since then!) In fact, we definitely want to return again for longer, renting a nice vacation rental on the beach...such a clean, quiet, and wonderful beach. It was still very warm out, we walked for awhile and then swang on a nice swing on the beach for awhile. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that we found there, and it was a good location, but the owner Nick was a huge tool. Not what we were expecting from him, but the rooms were clean and comfortable, that's all that matters I guess. That night we saw a restaurant we really wanted to try about 1.5 miles from our B&B. Even though my feet were killing me, and realizing I'm way more out of shape than I thought, I was hoping this place would be worth it....and it was!! (Funny story, on our walk, we passed another couple, and the guy was wearing a Husker shirt! Patrick noticed and pointed it out, and turns out they were from Lincoln!! They were on the island for a wedding...lots of weddings there...and were walking to dinner...so it was nice to chat with them for awhile...what a small world!) This place was in a strip mall, and looked like it could have been a Chinese restaurant right when we walked in from the decor and size of the place, but it was SO good. The menu was awesome and everything we had was amazing. Great way to end the night!
Sunday- lastly, we had breakfast at a raved about place in the morning....was good, but Eggtc still has our hearts :) and then made our way back to Savannah and then on to the airport. Last funny story here-- when picking up some gum at the airport, the lady checking me out says--- let me guess, you are having a boy?! I said, yes, how could you tell? She said that she had had two girls and a boy, and she can just tell...she said, with a girl, you want to dress nice, look pretty and all, and with a boy you are just more lazy.....SOOO what your saying is I look like crap lady?! :) Haha--granted I didnt' look nice and was craving a nice hot shower, but who doesn't look like a hot mess when travelling... I guess I do!! :) Anyway, I got a kick out of that and then wondered why she didn't stop with just "you must be having a boy" :) Oh well...
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Lastly, Congrats to our cousin Tony and his wife Emily, and their son John on the new addition to their family as well--- a little baby girl, Josie who was born today--this makes the 3rd Altenhofen family addition this year (all girls)...I guess we had to break the trend and have a boy to even things out :)