we are currently enjoying the last saturday of our “winter” break. sadly, february didn’t get the memo that it’s not yet spring. i was looking forward to just a few more cool days.
The Mr. recently spent another fortnight down under. jovie (& i) handled it well and we seemed to keep busy. luckily, it was still fairly cold/cool during that time. one weekend we just enjoyed some lazy free time. the day The Mr. came home, though, we spent it in columbia.
i didn’t like the timing, but it worked out perfectly. let’s face it, there’s not much quality time to spend with him on the day(s) he comes home from a 20+ hour day spanning a zillion timezones & feeling all outta whack. my niece carolyn is getting married & we had a brunch shower for her in columbia. so i used the opportunity to see if becky could bring ansley up and the girls could play while i was brunching with my family. it was awesome how it worked out! we hadn’t seen them in over a year and a half when they evacu-vacated from hurricane matthew. it was so great to see them. the girls got along well & jovie was thrilled with staying in a hotel. “i’ve been wanting to do this ALL. YEAR!” we hated to leave, but were excited to do so because The Mr. was waiting for us!
then she finished up a week of school and we just got back from Savannah. being down under for so long, we couldn’t utilize the feb break and go out west like i had wanted to re-do nevada. but The Mr. didn’t really wanna laze around here all week, and re-do xmas break (tho that was great).
we all agree it was a fantastic trip. we rented a house and found out a few days before going that it flooded. so the rental company gave us more options and wow. we absolutely LOVED the new option! it helped us have a very low-key but spectacular vacation from sun-thurs. we basically planned for one thing each day and had this gorgeous and convenient house to come back to and regroup/relax. we didn’t wanna leave. it’s quite unfortunate that we are not very likely to re-do savannah (there’s so many other states to see!!!) but if we ever do, i know where to stay!!
Sun- we had to kill time til’ check-in at 4pm. We did that easily by rolling into town in time for lunch & hiking the lovely Skidaway Island State Park. then we ordered in dinner & ben took jovie to the nearby Forsyth Park to play while i waited for it. we spent a lot of time in that park. it was lovely.
Mon- we spent presidents’ day at Tybee Island. i kept expecting (& then insisting) we were not going to be swimming. tho it was quite a warm day/week (in the 78-80 range!!). the water was cold and quite frankly, i didn’t wanna deal with bathing suits & wet sand. we spent a good 5 hours on Tybee- most of it relaxing and taking walks along the beach. we ended at the lighthouse & got to see the historical property.
Tue- we spent the morning at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. this was a gorgeous walk in the woods to trek & see many different animals. the foxes weren’t available, and the deer weren’t coming around. tho the fact that we see many deer up close & personal in our own yards, that was not a big problem. we enjoyed wolves & the cougar. owls, eagles & alligators. the afternoon we spent just hanging around downtown savannah after cooling off & hanging out at the house.
Wed- everyone opted to not do a trolley tour afterall. we just wanted to explore savannah ourselves. we did, however, take the riverboat tour. it was fairly interesting to hear about the 4th busiest port in america, but mostly it was a pleasant cruise down the harbor. The Mr. even won a prize for knowing that “Terminus” is the original name for Atlanta. so next time you’re on jeopardy, you can use that nugget of info!
Thurs- we packed up & left. many miles were walked. treats enjoyed. the park was explored in played in daily. savannah is a quaint city. food was good. we all had such a great time. we’ve enjoyed the “bonus” days off at home. methinks jovie will not be excited to wake up & head to school on monday!