Before I share what I've been up to, I need to let Lynn know that she won my Fancy Flea Giveaway!
So Mr. Daisy Cottage and I slipped away for a few days to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary in Savannah! We had a wonderful time. And speaking of time - where oh where DID the years go? We were babies when we said "I Do" way back in 1979! And weren't we just having babies and now our babies are all grown? Sigh. I am sure you know just what I mean.
Well, no matter the occasion, it is ALWAYS wonderful to visit Savannah. And it is even more special to me now because I saw snow for the first time in my life there in February! Have you visited my favorite city yet? If you haven't, I truly hope that one day you will. Savannah's charm slowly seeps into your spirit and stays with you all the way home. It is the kind of place that you are homesick for even if it isn't your home. It is the kind of place that your heart pines for when your soul aches for the charm of days gone by. But it is also the kind of place that makes you feel ALIVE with its resident artisans and curious students who are creating and composing on every street corner. The Savannah vibe is contagious and one that you will not wish to seek a remedy for. Savannah is Savannah is Savannah - hauntingly beautiful, incurably romantic, and a southern treasure. And if you have been there before, you know what I am trying to describe. I love it there - very much.
But I love coming home too. I am so thankful for that. That is what I want all of YOU to feel about where you live - that there is NO place like home.
We visited our our favorite coffee shop and my favorite book store and found a delightful yarn shop right above it that I haven't been in before. We spent time down by the river and watched the boats and all of the interesting people. I didn't have my camera with me for that so I will make sure to take photos of the riverfront the next time we visit.
We ate here for the first time and while the abundance of good old-fashioned southern food was delicious and the setting as quaint as can be, I have to admit that my mother-in-law's cooking is even better if you can imagine! While we waited in line, I met Vicki - a sweetheart from Indiana who I found out during our conversation, enjoys reading decorating blogs and actually has a blog but she didn't know about my blog. And proving once again it IS a small world, she shared that her favorite blog is Rhoda's blog and I told her that Rhoda is a friend of mine and had visited me before too! So that was really cool and I really enjoyed talking with her. Dear Vicky, if you are reading this, thank you so much for spending time chatting with me. What a beautiful person you are.
We celebrated our anniversary here with a very special dinner. It was divine. Fabulous in every way - from the ambiance to the service to the very last morsel. I highly recommend it. A perfect place to have dinner with friends or with the one you love.
We walked and walked (thank goodness after eating all of that food) and I snapped a few photos along the way. Savannah is extremely photogenic and just like potato chips - when it comes to taking photos of her, you can't limit yourself to just one. ;-)
I hope it is okay if I share all of them with you ...
*As always, click on photos for larger view - also any words in RED are links when you click on them
Hello Savannah ...
It WAS a very sweet time in a very gracious southern city. And it is ALWAYS hard to say goodbye.
Therefore, I didn't.
Instead I asked this bench to save its seat for me - until I can visit again.
And I will.
'Til next time Savannah ...