5.19.2011

Savannah, GA Trip Recap!

***VERY LENGHTY POST WITH LOTS OF PICTURES*** You were warned ;)

As most of you already know, last weekend Nate and I went to Savannah, GA to see 2 of our friends get married.

Neither of us had ever been, so we were both very excited to go. Me, mostly because I love weddings and traveling, and Nate because Savannah is very rich in history, and let's face it, he's kind of a nerd. ;)

Friday, I only worked a half day and after I got off, we were headed to the airport. We had printed our itineraries online, and it said we were flying out of terminal D. Cool. So, his roomie dropped us off. We get to check in and print our boarding passes only to find out that we need to be at terminal B. There's always some sort of mix-up at the airport, isn't there?!

Off on a shuttle we go!

We make it to terminal B, and get through security, which has changed since I flew last year. They do this full body scan, and Nate had to remind me that they just "saw me naked" - awkward!

We had plenty of time before our flight took off, and the groom's parents were there because they had missed their flight that morning (long story! they were on standby and luckily made it on our flight) so we had dinner and drinks with them.

The flight was smooth, and we made it to Savannah only to be greeted with HUMIDITY! We're definitely not in Dallas anymore.

We're looking for our shuttle driver to take us to the hotel, and we see a man holding a sign that has a name that COULD be Nate's last night, but it's so horribly misspelled that we wonder.. we asked if he's our driver, and he doesn't know. So we ask where he's taking his passengers.. he doesn't know. Good lord. We took him anyway, haha!

We make it to our fabulous hotel!










After unpacking, we went down to the hotel bar to meet everyone (family & friends) we had a couple drinks and headed up to bed for an early morning!

Saturday morning, we woke up early enough for continental breakfast (which we never do on weekends!) and decided we were going to take a historic trolley tour of the town. Why not? We didn't know where to go, or what to do, so this way we'd know where everything was. Perfect idea.

Below are some pics we took while on the trolley tour..

I was fascinated by the Spanish moss that was attached to the Oaks trees throughout the town.



These buildings were GORGEOUS!

You see that blue color on the house? It's called "haint blue" - people would paint this color on their houses back in the 1700 & 1800s to keep away the ghosts. Pretty cool, right?

After we got off of the trolley, we went down to the river walk where it started to rain a bit, which was good because it totally took away the humidity. First we stopped at a ship that was docked that was more like a "museum" you could walk around and check out.






Next we were off to an authentic Irish pub off the river walk for a couple of beers. Mind you, it's only 11:30 in the morning or so. Maybe too early for alcohol.. who am I kidding? It's never too early for an Irish cider! (and a Guinness in Nate's case) ;)



After lots more walking around, buying souvenirs and candy - we went into a saltwater taffy shop and Nate and I went crazy. We basically got 1 of each kind. We got half a pound and it cost $5. They sure are proud of that taffy!

We stopped for lunch. Nate's mom told us we had to find this place off the river walk with a garage door, but she couldn't remember the name, well we found it. She said they had the best beer. She wasn't lying.


This place was a cool little dive, but VERY busy. There was 1 cook, and 1 girl who was playing waitress and bartender. Needless to say, we eventually just went up to the cook and placed our order with him!

Check out this deliciousness!

As we were heading out, there was one of those punching bag machines that a bunch of guys were standing around that I yelled at that I wanted to play (I'm a little tipsy at this point) so some guy started chatting us up and put in a dollar for me, and was telling me how to do it correctly.


I tried to hit it with my wrist bent, and he said he didn't want to have to take me to the ER, so he's showing me how to actually do it (hey, I'm not a fighter!) ;)

ACTION SHOT!

Oh yeah, that happened.. Nate didn't think I'd even get 200..

After this we had to head back to the hotel to get ready for the rehearsal dinner which was held at the Moon River Brewing Company. It was really awesome, and apparently haunted (as were most places in Savannah)




Afterwards, we were headed back to the River Walk with everyone for more drinks & partying. Can you tell we drank entirely too much while on this trip? Yeah I totally had to detox when I came back!

Me, Lindsey & Alison (the bride)

We became fast friends! What can I say? I'm friendly!



After closing down the bars at 3 AM - ridiculous! We had to get some sleep. The next day we were doing some more sightseeing and it was wedding day!

I woke up VERY hungover on Sunday. As in, you would've thought I partied like it was my birthday or something. I didn't want to do anything but lay in bed all day, but we were on vacation, so I sucked it up, and got ready to go out.

While walking around town, here's some things we got to see..

Old school police cars.

Oldest & largest cemetery.


The church that President Wilson was married at.


The park that Forrest Gump sat in while telling his story.. "Life is like a box of chocolates.." ;)


Stopped for lunch at B&D Burgers (SOOO delish!) before the wedding.

Time to get ready for the wedding!

Me & my handsome man!


Sweet bride & groom :)





It was a small, but very gorgeous wedding with fabulous food and great music that we all enjoyed.

Afterward, we went upstairs to change and went on a haunted ghost tour. I won't bore you with those pictures though. ;)

The next day, we went to PAULA DEEN'S restaurant, AHHH! Recap on that to follow!

Stay tuned!

15 comments:

Neely said...

Looks like a fun trip friend. I love the action shot...you're so hardcore!

Meg O. said...

Looks like such a fun trip! I have always wanted to go to Savannah! One day, I tell you! I love all the photos and I am so glad you had such a fun time! And you look so pretty! I had no idea your hair was that long - gorgeous! And the dress looked cute! :)

Aubrey S. said...

I hope you got some fried chicken while you were at Lady & Sons. It really is the best.

Megan said...

Looks like y'all had so much fun!! I have never been, but I hope to go there someday!!

PS: I'm totally scared to ever fly again because of the total body scans. Eeks!!

Allyson and Dave said...

Savannah is such a fun town. We did the midnight zombie haunted tour when we were there in March. I love to learn about the hauntings and history.

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

Good work on the punching game!!! I would loove to visit Paula Deen's restaurant. So jealous! You look great :)

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds like so much fun!!

I had to do the body scan on the way to Jamaica and it wasn't that bad. I saw the screen and it's definitely not anything graphic at all.

Your hotel looks gorgeous!

Ashley said...

Great pictures! Looks like such a fun trip! That's on my list of places to visit someday!

Michelle said...

I love weddings! Looks like you guys had a great time! Love your pictures! :)

Laura said...

I how I love the rich history of GA. And give me a place with plantation houses any day of the week.

Glad you had fun and Congrats to your friends

Molly said...

Looks like a super fun trip, love all your pics :)

moderndaywife said...

Looks amazing!! I can't wait to visit there too!! :-)

[SMASH] said...

What a lovely trip! Glad you checked out the trolley tour. Went we went to NOLA, we did a city tour and it was definitely a highlight of the trip! Great photos!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like it was a great trip and a great wedding! I love that checker board floor!

Kiley said...

looks like y'all had a magical time. i've ever been, but it's on my list!

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