See you in Savannah

After Malachi was born.  I mean, right after Malachi was born, I stumbled across a Google Offer for a getaway to Savannah.  It included a two night stay in a retro 60s hotel, an on/off tour of Savannah, and a $25 gift certificate to an Italian restaurant.  I convinced Mark that this mini vacation would be a great get away for us.  So, we bought it.  Our kid-watchers, Papa & Grandmere had a very busy summer, so they could not watch the kids until the first week in September.  In June, we scheduled our trip for September.  We did not know that we would be a month in to our move and would desparately need a little "margin" in our lives.  But, God did!

We had such a wonderful time with each other and exploring such an amazing city full of history and a bunch of characters without our bunch even being there.  We laughed and talked and slept in until 8 or 9 or so and we went to bed around 10.  It was just what we needed when we needed it.

 Chi Chi lucked out and got to be an only child for two days.  He ate it up!  And we laughed at all the, "Is this your first?" and "SEVEN!!" comments we got.

Savannah is full of my favorite eye candy.  Old buildings.
 Some kind of special event brought out street performers like the lady above.

And some skateboarders too.
Johnny Mercer.  You get bonus points if you can tell me what songs he composed.  He's not short.  Just sitting on something.  This was a beautiful statue in one of the squares honoring a very creative man from Savannah.

We stopped off at the train yard and got to see a real live steam engine getting ready to pull people around (the block).  This picture and the many others we took of this train were for Josiah.

 We love looking at the iron work and the downspouts.

John Wesley is famous for starting a church (that is still in operation) in Savannah.

We ate.  I am not ashamed to say I gained weight on this trip (especially since I've lost it plus some).   I'm also not ashamed to say that I kept everyone on Facebook updated on our culinary yummies too.  

Redneck chips at Wiley's Championship BBQ.  I could have eaten this as a whole meal.  This was half an order too.

We were thrilled to learn that the Melting Pot was in Savannah.  We took suggestions and were told that dessert was a must.  So, after eating at a typical tourist place for supper, we walked over to the Melting Pot.  Oh my.  If you ever get to go, you must go for dessert!

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.  They were awesome,  That is all.

  This, here is a sticky bun from Goose Feathers. I kid you not.
 On the way home, we stopped at Dairy Queen for Blizzards.  Mark tried to drink his from a spoon.  It didn't work.

 By the time we got home, we wanted to see our kids something fierce.  They were at the pool with Papa and the two napsters (Ceili Rain and Bryant) were on their way there too.  I stayed at the house so Malachi could nap and Mark took off with the kids and Grandmere.

 Zoe was an expert fort builder while we were away.

Train video.  Very interesting!

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