Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Vacation

As I mentioned last week, Leland and I took a vacation to Savannah, GA at the beginning of summer. I was turning 30 and I wanted to celebrate my birthday somewhere other than here. It was easily the best vacation we have ever taken.

On my birthday we went to Tybee Beach and rode jet skis with dolphins. It was amazing how many dolphins were swimming right where we were jet skiing, there had to be at least 20. They were breathtaking to watch. That night Leland took me out to dinner and we both ate a ton of seafood.

We ate seafood every day we were there and it was all kinds of delicious.

Savannah stole our hearts. We fell in love immediately. Savannah is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. We loved the history, the squares and the monuments. OF COURSE I went to the Juliette Gordon Low house. I loved seeing all of the Girl Scout troops that were visiting. I was happy to be surrounded by my people. Yes, that’s right. “My people” are 10 year old girls. I can’t help it. Though they don’t know it, we have a kinship.

We loved the bars, we loved the restaurants. We loved how easy it was to get around. We loved the proximity to the beach. We loved the southern hospitality.

Most of our time was spent at the beach. Yeah, we could have been seeing some really cool historic sights, but the beach was just so wonderful. Some days we read books at the beach, some days we just drank beer. But every day we went swimming. I love the water so being able to swim was such a treat for me. And since we spent so much time at the beach and drinking beers, I learned how to pee in the ocean. So now I am REALLY GOOD at doing that too.

*Is this too much pee talk for everyone?*

At nights we would get back to our hotel around 10 or so, and then we would stay up drinking wine and swimming in the hotel pool or boiling in the hot tub. Sometimes we would just sit outside and listen to the sound of the bugs chirping.

We never wanted to leave.

p.s. I was told by several of you, as well as my mother, that we needed to go to Paula Deen’s restaurant. We went. I cook better than that. It was very disappointing and I wouldn’t recommend it.


Queen B said...

very cool! I have never had Savannah on my to-go-to list, but it just made it :)

That's disappointing about Paula Deen. My mother-in-law loooooooves her.

Cristy said...

Dear lord ... that sounds amazing. I just texted my husband this morning saying "how many days until a vacation?" and now that I read that? I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a vacation! haha.

Dee said...

Sounds like you had a great time, happy belated birthday!

yellowdoggranny said...

I know you'll find this hard to believe, but I got thrown out of the girl scouts..

Vodka Logic said...

Sounds awesome. I Love the beach. I have always lived with in driving distance.. been good at peeing at the beach for years too.. xx

Intense Guy said...

I'm glad you and Leland had a great trip!! Nothing like swimming for getting an appetite going huh!?

:) Wish I could have seen the dolphins.


I've always wanted to visit savannah. Sounds like u had a beautiful time!


Rox said...

Glad to see you're back blogging! I was a bit behind, holidays, life etc, but I'm all caught up now.

Good for Leland to go see his dad and say his peace with his mom. It's important to set boundaries in unhealthy relationships and just because you don't want to be near someone doesn't always mean they can't be in your life in some form.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! :)

Anonymous said...

I recently visited a place on vacation I didn't want to leave. I'm blogging about it soon. Isn't it amazing when that happens. Glad to hear you had such an awesome time.

Kim said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! I love vacations! And what a way to celebrate your 30th birthday! I love dolphins and can't imagine being that close to them, that alone sounds awesome!!! My sister is going to Georgia next month and now I'm incredibly jealous of her! Thanks for that! lol

Sara said...

Isn't peeing in the ocean one of the most liberating feelings?

Give it back to nature, because that bitch is going to give it right back to you.