I’m sitting here late at night on Saturday writing this post while it’s fresh on my mind, because with this travel diary I don’t have many good quality pictures just a lot to say. I spent my time on this trip being in the moment and having a great time with Caleb. Navigating the city was also a tad hard, and with all of these situations combined I found it hard to walk around with my camera out, or pull it out randomly to snap pictures. Instead I have a lot of words to share with you along with some pictures, but please don’t expect the best quality. Part two of this post will be a look at Caleb and I’s Savannah vacation through all of the photos we took on the disposable camera. That post will be up as soon as the pictures get developed, but for now we have the pictures of our trip from the digital camera that was used less than our $10 disposable camera.
Also, be prepared to see a ton of pictures related to food in this travel diary. We spent most of our time scouting out the best places to eat, and boy did we find them!
Anyway, let’s jump right into the adventures Caleb and I went on during our trip to Savannah Georgia July of 2016.
We left Easley around 8am Thursday morning and headed off for Savannah, the drive wasn’t too bad; about 4 hours mostly a straight shot from our area! It was a really easy drive and I didn’t mind it at all. My anxiety wasn’t even bad. We arrived in Savannah right at lunch time and our first stop after driving past our air bnb was to get some lunch.
We decided to stop for lunch at 114 Bull street. The Soda Pop Shoppe. I had found this place online, but the pictures made it seem a lot larger. The space was so small, but the man who took our order was super nice and the food was pretty good. Nothing special, but it tasted good and the prices were super super cheap. The decor was by far the best part and it definitely added to the vintage feel of the soda pop shoppe.
I got a hotdog with mustard, mayo, onions, and bacon, and also a side of potato salad. All of my food was really good, but nothing that I hadn’t had before if that makes any sense.
After walking around the city a bit we made our way to check into our lovely air bnb which I will soon be doing a full review with pictures and stories of our experience in the gorgeous victorian house. This was the outfit I wore on the drive down to Savannah, and while we ate lunch and walked around the area a bit. I wanted to stay comfy and casual while still keeping my typical Paige style, and this is the outfit that I decided to go with.
We ended up resting up at the ari bnb for a while since we had spent the whole morning and afternoon traveling and being on the go. That evening Caleb and I met up with our friend Stephanie, who was actually a guest writer for THIS GIRL TALK POST, for the best meal that we had while we were in Savannah. That is a huge statement considering how great every meal we had was. The meal I’m talking about came from the restaurant pictured below, Green Truck Neighborhood Pub!
Look, they even have a cute little green truck parked on the side of the building.
This was the glory I like to call my dinner. I ordered a burger topped with goat cheese, peach chutney, bacon, red onions, and lettuce all on a toasted bun with a side of some of the most delicious fries, which I dipped in a bit of mayo. The great thing about this restaurant was that everything as very natural and they even told you on the menu each farm that every thing was sourced from. I mean come on people, how much more natural can you get than when your ketchup tastes like a slice of tomato??? Everything was perfection!
This was the outfit I ended up in for meeting Stephanie for dinner. Let me be the first to say Savannah is hot as… well I don’t even know what but it’s hot and humid, so I felt like a dress was my best option. I went for this denim piece and all brown accessories including my Favorite Everyday Purse and my brown three strap Berks.
After finishing our meal we walked around downtown for a bit and then found ourselves back in the air bnb to relax for the rest of the evening.
Friday morning we worked our way down to The River Street Market Place and walked along the river while looking for some shops to pop into.
The first shop we ended up stopping in was a little art emporium of sorts, and boy was it worth the walk up the stairs. There were tons of really cool art pieces mostly made by SCAD students, and I even bought some really cool cards that I’ll show you in my Savannah Haul!
We also got some really nice views of the bridge while we were walking the river, however there was a mama and dad getting pictures with their new born baby so that the bridge was positioned in the background and I didn’t want to interrupt their moment, so the picture below of the bridge is the best I got.
After walking around down on the river and popping into some shops we decided it was time to head out to Tybee Island so we could cool off in the ocean and grab some grub.
This is the outfit I decided to go with for Tybee island mostly because I knew I didn’t want to fuss with putting sunscreen on every however so often while we were walking around, so I stayed covered. I mean it was hot, but my skin wasn’t burning so I count that as a major win. Also I looked cute and my swimsuit matched my outfit (which you will see in just a bit)
Our first stop on the Island was sure to be food because we were about starved. We remembered Stephanie mentioning this place to us, so when we spotted it from the car we knew its where we would be munching for lunch.
I got a mega delicious crab cake stacker sandwich with spuds on the side. That my friend is the key; order spuds not french fries. Of course they’re both potato, but just look at how crispy and delicious these babies are!!! Now, while the food the good, I recommend you DO NOT order the water from this restaurant. In the words of caleb “It taste like they added a little bit of that ocean water in the drinking water” and yes sir, it did. Other than that, the food was rather yummy!
After finishing our food we made our way onto the beach, and lord have mercy it was crowded. There were tons of people everywhere, but the water felt fabulous and we had a brilliant time!
After the beach we headed off of Tybee and back into Savannah to go to the house to get showered and changed and then get back to the activities!
The first stop after we got ready was the beautiful and extensive Bonaventure Cemetery! The whole place is magnificent and so so so large. Caleb and I drove around maybe half of it, and kept getting lost because of all of the twist and turns. I can’t get across how large the cemetery was, but I definitely recommend you go see the beauty if you’re ever in Savannah.
After driving through the vast cemetery we made found ourselves a parking garage downtown and walked around for a bit while we waited for it to turn to dinner time, and I decided to wear a comfortable and mostly covered up outfit since after dinner we would be going on a ghost tour and I didn’t want to be uncomfortable or get bug bites all over me!
I didn’t manage to get a good picture of the menu, my camera was being extra funky because we were in low light, but we ate dinner at Treylor Park near the river, and man was it good. Like really really good. I had a Grilled Apple Pie Sandwich (YES, you read that right), and Caleb had the best pot pie of his life, and we both had cute spinach salads with the most buttery textured spinach I’ve ever eaten and the absolute most delicious ranch. The Apple Pie Sandwich though, I know you are all wondering about it. I opted to get mine without chicken, so my sammy consisted of cheddar cheese, grilled cinnamon apple chunks, and large pieces of bacon on toasted bread. It was GENIUS! I without a doubt recommend this and Caleb without a doubt recommends the Chicken Pot Pie. Their whole menu is full of really great and unique eats!
So like I said, after we ate we went on a ghost tour, and not just any average ghost tour either. We went on a ghost tour with a paranormal investigator who has stared on a tv show that showcased his investigations of the ghost world. Patrick Burns was our tour guide, and he did an absolutely outstanding job. His voice was perfect for the job, and he gave us much more than a walking tour of Savannah with a few stories. We actually got to use an EVP machine to try and communicate with spirits and we also used other machines of that nature. It was all really fun and enjoyable, and a tour we would without a doubt go on again because the results could be different with each tour. It was really its fascinating and the #1 ghost tour I’ve ever been on, not to mention Caleb absolutely loved it as well!
The ghost tour ended our Friday night, and we headed back to our beautiful home to order some Dominos pizza right before bed. We had a really really great trip if you couldn’t tell yet. (:
Saturday was our last morning/day in the city, and we were actually really really really sad about this. Caleb kept asking to stay one more day, but we knew we couldn’t and our money was running low anyway. Our first stop Saturday morning was to tour The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. It was quite a site to see. The church is massive from the outside, and when you walk into the sanctuary itself you can see the true glory and beauty of the church. You can take pictures inside, however only for personal use and I didn’t want to be disrespectful in any way by putting the pictures on here, so this is all you get. You’ll have to go visit Savannah to see all of it’s glory!
After visiting the Cathedral we went on over to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights museum and went on a guided tour with a group of other people. It took about an hour to get through the tour, and it was $20 total for Caleb and I to go on the tour. There were a lot of interesting things I learned about the Civil Rights movement in Savannah that I had never known before, so I think $10 was worth the learning experience, however it wasn’t the absolute best.
After going on a few tours we got ourselves into a parking garage and walked along the street until we found this gem of a place to eat, and it was actually one of the other places Stephanie recommended us to eat at! I had a heck of a time trying to decide what to get because everything on the menu looked absolutely delicious, but I ended up going with the lunch you see below!
After a lot of thought and making the waitress choose between my top two choices I wound up getting the most delicious spinach salad with strawberries, red onions, grilled chicken, sliced almond and croutons on top. I don’t know what in the world they do to their produce down in these parts, but sweet god it’s all beautifully yummy and the best quality.
Caleb decided to get a little adventurous with his meal and get something he’s never gotten before! He settled on alligator tail sliders with a side of curly fries. Obviously the curly fries weren’t new and adventurous, but the alligator tail was a whole new ballpark for Caleb. After his first bite I knew it was game over for him. He absolutely loved his food and the look on his face proved it. He said the taste was something that he’d never had before, and he couldn’t get enough! I’m glad he decided to try something different and found out he liked a new food! Exploring new foods is one of the best things to do on vacations!
Our last stop on our trip to Savannah was the absolute best vintage store i had ever been in. As soon as I walked into Civvies I knew I would want to spend my life in there. There are so many different clothing items and accessories, and colors and textures and I just absolutely adored it all. Caleb did too! He found himself a lovely shirt, and I got myself a few bits and bobs as well which you will see in the haul post.
That concluded our trip and we were back in the car to be on our way to upstate SC. We were tremendously sad to leave, and I even got a bit teary eyed because I didn’t want to come back to the reality of little do and Caleb woking lots while I stay at home, but all good trips have to come to an end, and we look forward to coming back to this beautiful city again!
That’s it for our Savannah trip this round. Be sure to check back to see our Savannah trip through the lens of our disposable camera, the review of our beautiful air bnb, and also a Savannah haul!
Thanks so much for reading a bit about the adventures my love and I took on our first get away together (: