Visiting a new city with 2 littles always needing to eat and sleep isn't exactly the easiest thing to do, but we made little trips in and out of downtown for 3 different days to do what we wanted to do. (which was really just a lot of good eatin' haha)
On the first day we went to River Street...just a bunch of touristy shops for sure--but it was nice to get all the shopping out of the way so the rest of the time we could just hang out and have fun. The shops on the river reminded me a lot of Wilmington NC.
Ollie wanted to push the stroller...and as you can see the babies got booted to make room from all our bags.
We ate at this cute little pub, Green Truck. They serve mainly organic and locally grown food. Davis and I shared the best peach and basil quesadillas.
I was very impressed with the cool trees all over Savannah. A very sweet sight after the sea of pine trees I live in every day.
On my last day in Savannah, we went to see the famous Forsyth Park. It was SO SO SO HOT. I wanted to just walk around completely naked, and we had literally stripped the babies down to diapers by the end of it. I was in complete shock seeing all the SCAD students walking around the same park in black tights, dark clothes and layers upon layers...fashion before comfort i guess.
Hot babies, tired of being in the stroller.
A lot of the squares around Savannah have splash parks...and it's a good thing...we all got in to cool off ;)
One night we snuck away, leaving our kiddos under the care of Daddy/Uncle Chris. We had reservations to eat at Paula Dean's restaurant, The Lady and Sons. We were a little curious as to what the atmosphere would be like in light of the recent drama with Paula Dean, however the restaurant was full--staff seemed happy and people of all races were eating and working there. We were shocked to see it was so casual there and most everyone ate from a buffet full of classic southern dishes. However Sarah and I ordered from the menu and had a wonderful meal--cornbread, seafood dip, yummy drinks, steaks with bourbon sauce and yummy garlic mashed potatoes. It was more food than we could possibly eat at one time. mmm mmm good!
On the way to the restaurant we stopped at Johnson Square (the first square built in Savannah) for a picture
Another yummy place we ate was Blowin' Smoke, a bbq joint. It was a super cool joint with great food. My guess is the place is packed and rockin' at night. Sarah and I both said we'd like to go back sometime and check it out without the kids!
Davis and I shared BBQ brisket, fried Mac N Cheese, Black Beans and Corn Salsa. Being the garbage disposal Davis can be, he also finished off Ollie's quesadilla and fried plantains. I was honestly astounded at the amount of food he put down this day!
Fun Patio Painting
We also stopped in at this cute bakery--they are famous for old fashioned recipes and we were not disappointed. Not to mention the shop and decor were so cute!
Davis and I had homemade banana pudding and it was delicious!
check out the cool marshmallow chandelier
Lots of long hot days out being a tourist with short naps in the car create very colorful meltdowns an hour before bedtime...
and the caused me to break my number one rule of "no caffeine" after lunch time
even with the late afternoon meltdowns...the food, fun city and great time with a great friend was well worth it!