I fell in love with Savannah the first time Juston and I visited here nearly nine years ago. I wanted to visit after reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the city I'd painted in my mind while reading paled in comparison to the real deal. We've gone back to visit many times since that first trip, but it's been nearly a year and a half since we'd last been. My parents had been to Savannah once before for one day, so for Christmas, I decided to gift them a trip instead of doing gifts under the tree.
One of my favorite stops is always Forsyth Park. Caroline loved the fountain and we spent the better part of our first morning in town hitting the playground in the park.
Am I the only one who thinks my child looks like my dad? I've thought it from her itty bitty baby days. I see more of my dad in her face than myself or Juston. She just adores my parents, rightfully so, they ruin her ;)
So many pretty homes found wandering the streets, it's hard to decide where to look. Better look down occasionally though, or else you'll trip over all the sidewalk cracks.
Resting and people watching in the squares was a very favorite of day one. Caroline has always been pretty notorious for not riding well in her stroller, but she did great on this trip. She'd hop out when we'd stop to sit and play, then hop right back in when we asked her to.
I love all the cobblestone streets around River Street. That's probably one of my favorite areas of Savannah is right by the river.
We had lunch at the Cotton Exchange on River st. our first day. I got the crab cake sandwich and potato salad. Both were great!
Dress: Old Navy Maternity | Jacket: J Crew Factory | Pearl Necklace: Beaufort Linen Co. | Shoes: Tory Burch Miller sandals | Bracelets: Bourbon and Boweties
It was nearly 80 degrees while we were in town, and I made the mistake of telling Caroline our hotel had a pool, but not finding out whether it was an indoor pool before we got there. Well, of course it was not indoor, but she was so excited, the pool was heated, the temps were great, so I thought, what the heck? We got in for about an hour.
Caroline just loves working puzzles right now and we came across this one in the Visitor Center gift shop for like $5 and it was the best $5 I spent :) She loved working it once we got back to the room for the night and I'm sure we'll work it a hundred more times before we leave.