weekend getaway

we had so much fun in savannah, despite the oppressive humidity. we left early friday morning and arrived in statesboro around 11 a.m. we walked around the campus of georgia southern university, where joe went to school, and he showed me things like the radio station he worked at. i can’t imagine how people live there in the summer. it was bad enough for me in april!

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when we left, we drove through the downtown area and stopped by the statesboro herald, the first newspaper joe worked at. a couple of people he worked there with five or so years ago were still there, so they got to talk for a bit.

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after lunch at a local mexican restaurant and a trip to the statesboro mall (otherwise known as the “small”. seriously, it’s so small that we walked across it in less than two minutes.) where i went on an unplanned shopping trip at maurice’s (*love* that store!), we headed to savannah. our hotel was on abercorn street, which is one of the main roads in town and pretty central to everything. we were just a few miles from the mall and numerous restaurants as well as from the historic area.

we relaxed friday night, and our plan saturday was to go to the beach and then hit the historic area. however, i got pretty sick and ended up taking a 4-hour nap. we headed to the historic area around 5 p.m., but it actually worked out well because the temperature was very nice. it made the outing enjoyable rather than unbearable, as the day before in statesboro had been. we passed about four weddings. the historic area is so beautiful, i told joe we should have gotten married there!

as we walked, we stopped by the house from the book “midnight in the garden of good and evil,” a nonfiction book based on a murder that happened in savannah. we were told that the bird girl statue featured on the book’s cover was moved to the telfair museum because visitors trampled the grave of a young girl who had recently died. her parents were upset and complained, and the statue was moved.

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we also saw the fountain and the synagogue that houses the oldest reform congregation in the country. it is a gorgeous building. joe took some pretty artsy photos of it.

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after touring part of the historic area (there are 23 squares), we headed downtown for dinner and walking along river street. it was a great weekend trip and a pretty good way to escape from reality for a while.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Jess says:

    Yay! I’m glad it was such a great trip! Also, I love Maurices and I really wish there were one near me.

  2. chas says:

    Those are beautiful photos! This makes me want to visit Savannah.

  3. laurelannelise says:

    I wish I had spent more time in Savannah when I visited (I was there en route to a wedding in Hilton Head).

    Love your top! Adorable.

  4. stacey says:

    Wow … brings back memories.

  5. heidikins says:

    What great pics! Love!


  6. Devoted Mama says:

    Great pictures & glad you guys had a great time!

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