Sunday, October 11, 2009

One Night in Savannah

We had planned to go camping for Columbus Day weekend, but we decided not to for the fear of rain. I've camped in the rain before and I said that I never would again. That's just misery!
So, instead of camping two nights in Pine Mountain, Georgia, we decided to go to Savannah for one night.
I packed a pic-nic lunch for us to eat on the way. It rained. So, we ate in the car. We were at a pi-nic area. And, it did stop raining while we ate. There was a pond with some geese that looked very hungry. We gave them some scraps before heading on.
I just LOVE Savannah. It's so beautiful and cultural. Not like Warner Robins with all the chain restaurants and stores.
Michael and Allyson on a footbridge looking past River Street at the Savannah River.

What they saw-A River Boat. We're going to ride the River Boat next time!

We met some friends of ours for dinner. This is Roy, Lisa, and Cody. Mike met Roy in A&P school. Lisa is one of my best friends on Facebook!

River Street-All decorated for Fall

Roy and Michael in front of the River

Our little girl has become such a climber and daredevil since she has started going to gymnastics.

We stayed at the Hampton Inn in the Historic District. It was located on Bay Street, just next to River Street.
Our room was large with TWO windows. This one had a view of City Hall. It has a gold dome. Allyson said it was a castle.

Here's the view from the other window-River Street! Well, it's right there through the moss covered trees.

A step up from a tent, that is FOR SURE!

Today, we went back out to River Street to take in the sights.

Allyson will spot a fountain a million miles away! It's so fun to watch her discover everything in our world. Three is just a cool age. (Not perfect, though! Is there a perfect age? Hmmm...)

A lady offered to take our picture. I thought it was odd. Sure, enough, she wanted us to buy a straw flower.

I told Allyson to hold the flower up so I could take a picture. So, she did...

Savann-AHHH! I love the old buildings. So much character!

Holding onto my daddy!

We went in to one store and there were PIRATES! ARRRG! Apparently, there was a pirate festival going on at nearby Tybee Island.

Okay, there is a significance to this picture. Take a look first.

This is Savannah's Waving Girl. You can read about her history here. Well, she is in a way connected to our history, too. You see, Michael proposed to me here. Right in front of this statue. And, today, here is our child posed with this famous statue.

Allyson and Michael in the courtyard of the Waving Girl.

As a boat passes by...

Then, we headed home. We even made it back in time for evening worship. Thanks to the Lord for keeping us safe on the road! We saw an accident going and coming home. So scary!
We plan to try to go camping next month. We shall see!


Kristen said...

I have never been to Savannah but I am SURE I'd go to town with my camera in such a historical and cultural town as well! That is so sweet - the picture of her with the Statue! Love it! Sounds like an awesome weekend!

Stacia said...

Looks like so much fun! Nice that you have friends there to meet up with. I've got an Uncle and Aunt there and we never go! I don't know why... such a great town and so much to do there. The satute picture is great btw.