Friday, March 25, 2011
Our Vacation in Savannah
For my eight faithful readers who wonder where I've been (mostly my mother, I think...), we had a wonderful family vacation to Savannah, GA. We saw lots of really cool things, ate lots of really good food, and had a fantastic time on our trip. I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures with you.
My favorite part was eating pralines...uh...I mean, touring the historic district on the trolley. (Hannah is now convinced that the school bus that stops outside our house to drop off the neighbor kids is a trolley.) We had the full benefit of springtime, including short-sleeve weather, and blooming flowers and trees.
Speaking of trees, I was fascinated by the Spanish moss. I won't tell you how many pictures I took of that, but here's Hannah checking it out. After we took this picture, I learned that Spanish moss houses chiggers. Luckily, that's a souvenir we didn't get!
We especially enjoyed eating at the Pirate's House, which I expected to be really gimmicky, but was actually a historic building, complete with Savannah's oldest house (there was a table in there, and we were encourage to troupe right in, even though people were having their dinner...sorry guys!). The food was great. But best of all was Jonathan trying to convince Hannah to wear the complimentary pirate getup from the children's menu. She wouldn't have anything to do with it, but doesn't he make a good pirate?
We also drove out to Tybee Island, where we explored the lighthouse and the beach. I've never been to a lighthouse - at least in my memory - so I was pretty excited. All three of us climbed to the top: 178 stairs! Going at Hannah's pace, this was much easier than our recent "hike" in the mountains.
And of course, we went to the beach, where we were completely out of place in tennis shoes and jeans (as usual), but had a good time anyway. Hannah found a colossal abandoned sandcastle, which was fun until the tide started to come in a filled the moat. Then she stuck to chasing the birds.
And just to prove how geographically challenged I am, I imagined that we were on the Gulf of Mexico. After we left, Jonathan said something about the Atlantic (which I have also never been to). Of course, having recently acquired a GPS, the only maps we had in the car were of Texas, California and Wyoming, none of which was helpful in locating the Atlantic. Jonathan was right: so Hannah and I both had a new experience of the sea.
Here's a nice picture of Jonathan and Hannah with the lighthouse in the background.
So now we're going about the business of recovering from vacation (read: piles of laundry and eating lots of frozen lasagna). But I'm still working on finishing off those pralines, so all is well...