A Weekend in Savannah

Two weekends ago we had a wonderful opportunity to visit Savannah, Georgia for a wedding of a close friend. We loaded up the car and headed south on 95. Our friends were married on Friday evening at a wonderful ceremony and reception at Vic’s on the River.We stayed right downtown on Bay Street at the Hampton Inn. It was a great location and close to everything.

Saturday was spent exploring Savannah, shopping, eating and drinking. First, Savannah has great squares around the city. Wonderful places to relax, sit and read a book, or people watch. Walking along West Broughton Street we popped in and out of fantastic stores. One of our favorite stops was relaxing around Ellis Square where there were people about, small vendors, and a DJ with people dancing. We met all of our college friends for lunch at B. Mathews Eatery on Bay Street. The food was great and it accommodation our larger group. When then headed to the City Market, which is a stretch of streets that are blocked off with bars and restaurants and live music playing where we had a drink. In Savannah you are allowed to carry open containers of alcohol. We were amazed by this. You could get a “to-go” cup from a bar, walk through the city into another bar and continue to drink. Crazy! Later in the afternoon our group did a bike trolley ride through town stopping at bars and squares. It was an entertaining and fun trip! Taylor and I  finished the night eating at Rock on the River. It was super busy and without reservations, we ate at the bar. The food was yummy!

Spring Break Cruise

This spring Taylor and I took a spring break trip to the Caribbean. We both decided a little sun and warm weather were what we needed. We had both previously taken cruises before and decided to do one again. We took the Celebrity Refection out of the Port of Miami on a 7-Day cruise. The boat was new and top-notch. We had great food and drinks, open chairs around the pool and wonderful weather.

Our first stop was in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the afternoon. We decided to walk around Old San Juan and visited Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristóbal which were old forts. It was a very hot and sunny day walking around. We headed back to the boat for a relaxing dinner and drinks.

Our next stop was Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Once again, we had beautiful sunny weather. Through the ship we booked a snorkel and sail trip. It was a nice ride, but not anywhere near the snorkeling experience we had in Hawaii. It was nice to be on the water, but I’m not sure we would purchase this excursion again.

Our last stop was in St. Thomas. Since we like to Crossfit, I had contacted the local box and we dropped into Reebok Crossfit St. Thomas for a class. We had a great work out and met some new people. It was a great experience! We then had a few hours before we needed to be back to the ship and headed to a beach near the airport by cab. It was a nice beach that had a few bars and hotels, clear blue water, and minimal people. It was nice to cool off and relax after our workout.

Overall, a great trip and we were sad we had to leave the warm weather! Till next time…