Oh I can’t tell you how happy I am to be home! Not that we didn’t have a great time, but because there is nothing like waking up in your own bed and taking a shower in your own bathroom! That was the first time any of us had been away from home that long so we weren't use to living out of a suitcase that long!


Anywho, Our stay at Stone Mountain was great!  The boys really had a blast and not to mention the fact that their cousin was able to tag along!

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This picture make me laugh so hard! He actually wasn’t waving.  He was telling me leave him alone! I guess I was taking too many pictures;-)

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my nephew!

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These guys were great! For a second, I could see Nicholas contemplating doing something similar at home!

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I swear Brendan would trade us for a bottle of bubbles!

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We road the Duck! this was probably the best thing we did at the park! Its a vehicle that rides on both land and water.  The best part, each child was given a chance to drive the Duck in the water!  Afterwards, when we were back on land, we were able to use our quackers to sing along to the song “Who let the Dogs Out?”!  So so COOL!!!

Okay, enough of Stone Mountain, lets get to Savannah!
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After 3.5 hours of driving riding, I was so excited to see this sign!  Our hotels address was 700 Drayton Street!

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Our hotel room was beautifully designed

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As soon as we dropped our bags and freshened up, we hit the streets of Savannah!  As you can see, I wasted no time taking pictures!

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Our first stop, Paula Deens restaurant! We were able to get in without reservations! Partially because they thought I was Beyonce;-) Or maybe because we agreed to sit at the bar in one of the last 4 seats left in the whole place! I’m thinking its because I look like Beyonce….

The food was great! A buffet of southern style food (collard greens, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, black eyed peas, lima beans, pork loin, cabbage, mashed potatoes, rice, etc).  Man it was good! I tried so hard to eat 2 plates, but I wouldn’t have been able to walk out of the building! Tony, on the other hand, had no problem with that!

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  After dinner, we did a little site seeing before darkvacation 034

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We found SCAD theater, but nothing was playing until July 17th which was too late for us:-(  Plus as you can see in the picture, a storm was brewing so we had to hurry back to the hotel.  While I’m at it, did you know that Savannah gets as much rain as Seattle?  Well, that’s what our waiter said at Paula Deens.  He said that it rains there just about everyday….Whaaa?

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later in the week, we made it over to Hilton Head Island where for some reason an alligator was spotted in the water (YES and ALLIGATOR)

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See where all of the people are standing?  Well, we were there too until the lifeguard said there’s an alligator in the water get back.  Some move away from danger, and some move towards danger! As you can see, we moved away!

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This guy decided to go into the water to catch the gator with a fishing rod…..  Did i mention that the lifeguard estimated the size of it to be 6  to 8 feet? yeah, okay Mr. Fishing Rod!

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This is the lifeguard! I had no problem listening to anything he said!  sigh….

Oh and yes we were still at a distance, I just couldn't help zooming in;-)


Oh and later that night, we ate at Paula Deens brother’s restaurant Uncle Bubbas

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And of course Tony loved the food!

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And once again we had to hurry back to the hotel because of more heavy rain!

We really had a great time! Savannah is a city that is really worth visiting.  Although most of the tourist were older people, I could see that us youngsters are taking notice to this gem of a town.  I look forward to visiting again soon!

I have another post about our trip to Savannah that involves the boutiques! But in the meantime, stay tuned for more updates to the Big Boy room, Master Bedroom, and my Patio!


adventures of a 1st time mom said...

i am happy to see that yall had a great time and that guy was something to look at.....

Dayka Robinson said...

great pics. glad to see you had fun on your vacation, too. savannah is a beautiful & fun city--cute pics of you and tony!

###### said...

glad you had a great time..looks like you did. I am on mine now.

###### said...

glad you had a great time..looks like you did. I am on mine now.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

YEAH! It looks like you had such a great time! Your quip about the lifeguard made me chuckle - tee hee!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wow! Looks like a lot of fun...I have been wanting to go to Savannah. We live in Athens, but I've never been before! = )

I love your blog. The background in so cute!

Myssie@PendletonMarket said...

The pictures look fantastic! I am glad that you had a great time...even with the rain. I'm glad you are back! I missed ya!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your family vacation - great looking bunch! I know what you mean about coming back home - it's my favorite part of any trip!

Unknown said...

It looks like ya'll had a ball!!

I keep telling my boyfriend we need to plan a Savannah getaway... and now I really want to stay at the Mansion Hotel, it looks gorgeous! :-)

Sing of Singature Style said...

Looks like a fantastic trip, glad you are back safe. You have a beautiful family.

Erika Ward said...

ha! you really know how to tell a story. i could hear your voice as i read. you really did capture some great shots...great to see tony making an appearance on the blog, too!

Unknown said...

Looks like so much fun!! Glad you two had a wonderful time :)

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Looks like you all had a blast. I love the photo of them sitting on the bench. And I would love to have a wagon like that full of flowers in my front yard. :-) I have gotten that stop taking pics hand and look before. LOL


René said...

I can't get the image of your little man with his hand up out of my mind. Too cute. I hope to go to Savannah one of these days. Your trip sounds great great...right down to the alligator.


Chedva @Rooms and Words said...

Glad you had such a great time!

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

I just LOVE the picture you took of you and Tony standing in the shower...too cute! Looks like a great trip, such a smart idea to break it up into family and then couple time! Good for both...Janell

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

p.s. I've always wanted to visit Savannah...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear your trip was a good one. Glad you were able to get away and enjoy yourselves! Welcome back :-)

K. Rock said...

Hi! Looks like you guys had a good time. Glad you liked Paula's place. I haven't really heard good things about it. I will have to get down there to check it out one day. Super cute blog!

Champagne on Tuesdays said...

Welcome back! Looks like a great trip. I love the photo of you two under the mirror - very cool.

micah said...

what a fun trip! i definitely would have stayed away from the alligator - yikes!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I went to Savannah as a kid, but have been wanting to go back ever since..I remember vaguely a place we ate at that had a pirate cave inside of it(?).. Anyway,something like that- it was really intriguing to me as a six year old and even now. How scary to have an alligator in the water at the beach!! I mean you think about sharks and jellyfish, but alligators?! That is so scary.. I would have definitely gotten out of the water too.. That gator might have been looking for lunch..Glad you guys had a great time in Savannah!