Monday, June 15, 2009

Oh, Savannah!

Our recent trip to Savannah was love at first site. In this photo, the well-known Forsyth Square Fountain.

In celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary later this week, Joe recently surprised me with a quick trip to my dream destination: Savannah, Ga. We arrived on a Tuesday night, spent Wednesday in Savannah, then drove to nearby Tybee Island Thursday morning before heading home. Although we only had one full day in Savannah, our family packed a week's worth of memories into our brief visit.

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, a beloved Savannah landmark.

Joe, the children and I spent Wednesday morning roaming the streets of downtown Savannah on foot, learning about the city's rich history through the monuments erected on the city's public squares.

A friend recommended the Owens-Thomas House as a must-see.

I spotted this house in the morning and made plans to return for a tour by myself later in the afternoon. But first we had reservations for afternoon tea! We also shopped, strolled along the riverfront, and listened to local tales of folklore. From beginning to end, our day in Savannah was a perfectly romantic adventure that left me eager to return to this beautiful southern city.

Mary Ashley takes a longing look at the Low Country.

I hope you will come back every day this week as we celebrate the history, culture and beauty of Savannah!


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Melissa. I will sure come with you. Savannah is one of the cities I would visit for sure when I would come to America. Happy and blessed anniversary.
Have a wonderful week.
Godeliva from Ariadone

E and T said...

Hi Melissa

Happy wedding anniversary. A surprise trip to one of your favourite places sounds like a truly memorable and perfect way to celebrate. Savannah looks like such a gorgeous place to be.

You came up with such a novel and effective way to photograph your balloon cupcakes - I loved your idea.


Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

A city I've been wanting to visit! Sounds like a lovely time, can't wait to hear more! :)

Homeschool Dawn said...

We're planning a trip to Savannah, so I am looking forward to your posts. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Happy Anniversary. My husband and I visited Savannah a couple years ago on our way back from Charleston...we traveled down the coast before heading back up to Tennessee. Enjoy your vacation.

Love Being a Nonny said...

next to Charleston, Savannah is one of my favorites!!! So glad you got to spend time there! Look forward to seeing more!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

St. Augustine, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, and NYC... five of my favorite US cities! :-)



Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary! and cannot wait to see the photos!!

Rebecca said...

You have brought back such wonderful memories of mine and Brent's honeymoon to Savannah. I agree it is a wonderful place!

Anonymous said...

These are great pictures of Savannah! Your kids are adorable!

parTea lady said...

I enjoyed looking at all your posts on Savannah. You really managed to see and do a lot in such a short time. Great photos!

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