Sunday, January 25

Savannah

I loved spending time with Mandi and Stacy this weekend. We all hooked up in Savannah at about 5pm on Friday and went to dinner at an English pub. Because we were all exhausted we were in bed watching Bourne Ultimatum at 9pm (don't judge us).

Saturday it was so nice to *sleep in* (I slept til 8am and read by the window-light until 9:15 when everyone else woke up) and have a leisurely breakfast. We headed out to find a spa for pedicures soon after. It was hard to find a place that wasn't booked, but eventually we ended up at this adorable brick building covered in ivy. I can't remember the name of it (Stace, Mandi, help me out) but it was fab! We spent 3 hours there getting pampered and relaxing and chatting and decided that spa trips are going to be a mainstay of all future girls' trips. We headed back to our hotel room to renew and refresh and get ready for the evening.

Dinner was at Jazz'd, a tapas/martini place. I had seen this place every time I had been to Savannah and always wanted to try it. AHHHHH! It was a small piece of heaven. Some group favorites: Beef Gorgonzola, Chorizo Empanadas with cilantro-lime cream, and Potato-Leek Frittata with fig chutney. The plan was to catch the 8:30 ghost tour that we already paid for (I know, I was coerced), but we arrived at the trolley site 2 minutes late and the trolley was already gone. We were able to grab drinks to chug before the next trolley arrived. The ghost stories told on the trolley weren't scary but I did NOT get off to tour the "most haunted house in Savannah" with the rest of the people. Mandi and Stacy said it was pretty cheesy though. After we went to the dueling piano bar Savannah Smiles.

I definitely had lots of fun at the bar. It has been a LONG time since I have been "out" like that. But I looked at all the other girls there and I realized that I was probably in the oldest quarter of them. It was kinda crazy.

Sunday morning checkout wasn't til 11, thank goodness. We got up eventually and headed to Starbucks for that caffeine hit before driving. Stacy left (she had the longest drive) and Mandi & I walked around one of the oldest cemeteries in Savannah. There were graves there from the 1700s. It was interesting to talk about all of their stories.

On the way back to the car, we happened to run across a honey store. That's right, a store completely devoted to honey. We got to taste 8 different flavors and I actually bought two small jars, one of acacia and one of sourwood. Then it was back on the road.

I have a total of 5 pictures from the whole trip. Mandi has most of them, so when she posts them (!) I will link to them here. Thanks, girls, for such a great time. I hope more of you can make it to the next girls' weekend in 2010.

6 comments:

Keri Donald said...

I SOOOO wish I could've gone! I'm happy to hear you had such a great time and definitely plan on doing it again! :)

steschy said...

How fun! That's so cool that you get to go on girl's trips! I need one of those!

Arielle Haze said...

Erica & I went to Savannah for a wedding a few years ago. It's so beautiful there. I'd been as a kid, but it was nice to see it as an adult.

I've seen the Bourne movies... no worries, haha... they were pretty good.

I love spa trips! I wish I could afford to do them more often! Glad you got to enjoy it!

Ghost tours are usually cheesy, but I do like going into graveyards at night!

I love honey! I want to try some new flavors! I love orange blossom (when made with real oranges).

Mandi said...

I think the spa was called JW.

I say going to bed at 9 pm was a littl piece of heaven too! :)

And why do we have to wait util 2010 before we have another girls weekends?

PS I'll get these pictures up eventually. you know how i am...

Nikki said...

Sounds like so much fun! I wish it was possible to squeeze the country every once in awhile so we could do things like this without the long drive. That's the part that I wouldn't enjoy so much. I can't wait to see the pics!

Erin and Rick said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

We went out to Sneakers at the beach after my office holiday party, adn we looked around and realized we were the "older" group there... ahh!!