Monday, July 9, 2012

oh sweet savannah

You are always so lovely, even in the heat of summer.
Jonathan and i went down for the weekend. He had never been and obviously, I'm a big fan.



We drove down on Friday and stayed in the Historic District, which was perfect.  After getting settled in we strolled down by the water front, which is really just not that exciting.  It's pretty touristy and the cobblestone can be a bit cumbersome. 
We then walked around the district until Broughton, the shopping drag, and settled on Kayak Kafe for dinner and then some drinks at the hotel bar, which is always a winner. 


Saturday was full on historic district day.  We walked to Forsyth Park and explored the pup-friendly farmer's market (always a treat) and felt the heat.  We also discovered a wonderful game, but that's for another next post...


We explored the squares, and shop-filled streets, read up on the history, cooled off in the Telfair museums, visited the  Colonial Park Cemetary and had lunch at the SoHo South Cafe
lunch at that cafe.  We followed that up with some always delicious ice cream from Leopolds


After a much need siesta we headed back out for a drink at Moon River, which was just okay, and then to Jen's and Friends, because who doesn't love a ridiculous girly cocktail? Apparently no one. Really. The bar had the most surprising clinetal, very male heavy, and a sportsbar kind of male...we enjoyed some of less ridiculous varieties (read fruity as opposed to creamy/chocolaty) 


We finished up the day with dinner at Ruan Thai and a trip to the pool


Sunday was an out of town day of sorts.  We spent the morning exploring the Bonaventure Cemetary.


And then had lunch at my absoulte favorite establishment in all of Savannah: Sisters of the New South. It's seriously the best soul food, in the world. 


Then we headed out to Tybee to check out the ocean.  Unfortunately, we were not alone and literally could not find parking so after a very brief trip to the island we stopped at Fort Pulaski and explored it for a bit. We missed the canon firing (lame) because they were hosting a baseball game with a team from another fort... It was way too hot for that nonsense. 


We headed back into town and chilled out by the pool before hitting the streets.  We found a drink at Six Pence Pub, which was a funny little place, and then some dinner at Mellow Mushroom, which is just as good as it is here.  
Yes, i don't normally see the point of eating at establishments I have at home, but the limitations on vegetarian options was too annoying at that point so we went with what we new to be a winner.
We finished up the evening at the Crystal Beer Parlor for dessert and well, beer and some very friendly bartenders.  We got caught in a funny windstorm that turned into rain after we got back to the hotel, but it did help to cool the town down.

Monday we wrapped up things in Savannah by visiting the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist,  the Mickve Israel Temple, the Owens-Thomas House (which is part of the Telfair), and lunch at Clary's Cafe, which was too touristy for us. 

Then we said goodbye to Georgia and Savannah, for a while at least and headed home.  On the drive back, we did the unthinkable: we stopped at South of the Border.  I know, how could we? But the prospect of ridiculous postcards was so appealing we made the mistake.  It wasn't worth it, it's a very strange and unfortunate place.  Overall Savannah was as lovely as ever, though a bit toasty and lacking in some veggie-head friendly options.  


xoxo