Several months ago, Drew came across an offer that was just too good to refuse. We’ve used Scoutmob numerous time in the past, saving money on local restaurants and discovering new favorite places that we otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Drew saw a posting on their website for a discounted weekend at a bed & breakfast in Savannah, which we jumped on it almost instantly. Sure, we’re going to be doing a lot of traveling this summer for weddings and a weekend visit to my parents’ house in North Carolina, but we didn’t have anything planned for just the two of us. Since June is shaping up to be one heck of a busy month at work for me, last weekend was the perfect time to pack up the bags, drop of the dog at camp, and make a beeline for the highway.
It has been a long time since I’ve been to Savannah. I went with my parents years ago, and though I remember certain things like the amazing pralines from a shop on River Street and the haunted ghost tour in the middle of a thunderstorm, I’d forgotten just how charming the city is. Even though a tropical storm threatened to dampen our plans–no pun intended–the weather turned out to be sunny the entire trip. We spent the majority of our days exploring downtown, walking the streets and popping in and out of the shops.
It was incredibly freeing not having any concrete plans. After breakfast in the mornings, we’d walk around the streets, meandering about and playing tourists. We stumbled upon a 10k Saturday morning, followed by a farmers’ market. We ended up canceling our formal dinner plans at a five-star restaurant Saturday night in favor of a Cajun joint on River Street. Followed by ice cream of course. The entire weekend was casual and very low-key.
The bed & breakfast we stayed at was almost a mile from River Street, so it was very quaint and quiet. Even though we were out and about so much we didn’t really get to enjoy the room, we took several afternoon naps. I’d forgotten how nice those are, especially when your feet are tired from walking around all day! The courtyard in the back was beautiful and we ate breakfast on the deck Sunday morning before we left. The inn had 4 or 5 cats that roamed around, and I tried making friends with one of them but she didn’t seem interested. I’ll blame the heat.
The weekend was short, but it was very sweet. It’s nice to get away from the “real world” every so often without having to worry about following a schedule. Now that we know it’s only a little over a three hour drive, I have a feeling another trip to Savannah is our near future!