Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Vacay Part 2: Savannah

Last Tuesday we arrived in Savannah and visited a few shops downtown.

Crossing the bridge into downtown.
Leopold's Ice Cream was definitely on our to-do list. This quaint, ice cream parlor has been open since 1919 and serving up some delicious homemade treats.

Is it obvious we all love chocolate?
Hidden chocolate-covered teeth.
Allie's favorite store front. It's an under-the-sea theme.
We also went to the Savannah Bee Company, a local honey shop. 
A colleague of mine recommended we go here and I'm so glad she did. We had a great time trying various honey flavors and exploring the store.

Gorgeous bottled honey
Fresh and delicious.

Honey soap. Divine.
Our hotel in Savannah was a fantastic find. The Mansion at Forsyth Park is located in the historic district and truly one of a kind. 

Original mansion portion, now the hotel restaurant
We love this place! The hotel is a restored Victorian mansion that now boasts modern luxury and a fabulous spa and art collection.

Me and Allie, among the art, making faces and eating complimentary cookies. LOL.
The guest rooms are seriously fab. Allie FLIPPED OUT when we walked in. Ha! She has never really stayed in a really unique, boutique hotel so it was fun to watch her reactions. :)

Goofing off :) 

Fun in the fish eye mirror
Soooo excited. :) I think I might bring her back here in a few years for a girls spa weekend or something. :)
View of Forsyth Park from our room.
Before dinner we explored some of the hotel and hung out in the fabulous hotel room. :)
Loungin' in the chaise lounge.
Zach making Allie laugh. (This happens constantly by the way. :))
Reading up
Lovin' her fancy bed!
For dinner we got reservations at Lady & Sons, Paula Dean's infamous restaurant. 
I've been to Savannah a few times, but never managed to eat here. This restaurant is a Savannah institution and I'm thrilled we got to check this place off our bucket list. :)

While waiting for our table we explored the Paula Dean gift shop. 
Almost everything in there has the word "y'all" on it.
We ended up eating on the 3rd floor of the restaurant. Yes, we had to take an elevator to our table. Crazy! 
All of us ended up getting the buffet so we could try an assortment of dishes.

The meal started out with two breads (thank you Jesus!). One was a corn pancake, the other a biscuit. Naturally, both were lathered in butter.
Can you tell he's excited?
I love lemonade. And this is officially the best lemonade ever.
My plate full of fried chicken, pork roast, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, and green beans. A true southern meal. Thanks Paula!
 The desserts - banana pudding (my fav), peach cobbler, and Paula's butter cake.
The faces of fullness.
We definitely slept well after such a filling dinner and were up and at 'em Wednesday morning for our next adventure - Cumberland Island! 

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