40th birthday in Savannah

So, we took a trip.  There’s really not much else to say.  It was obviously wonderful.  (I love travel more than anything else in this world). It was really just perfect and amazing, and Bear and I needed it.

Highlights

Day 1: Our hotel (The River Street Inn) was one of the coolest places I’ve ever stayed, and I’ve stayed in some really cool places.  We went to Gryphon Tea Room (amazing!), Vape Savvy (great guys!), and Kevin Barry’s pub (to-die-for fish and chips).  We also walked around a park a little and strolled River Street in the cold drizzle (which is my favorite weather).  Also, hot hotel sex.

Dorks on holiday
Dorks on holiday
Historical stairs
Historical stairs
River at night
River at night

Day 2: We left the hotel sadly, but still excited about our day.  We visited the Colonial Cemetery in the middle of town, and then Bonaventure, which has always been on my bucket list.  Both were stunning.  We visited the grave of Conrad Aiken and I made an offering there and took a small bit of dirt from his grave.  I want to start collecting dirt from famous writers to kind of connect with my ‘writing ancestors’.  Then we drove to Bluffton to stay the night with Bear’s aunt and uncle.  They took us out for some insanely good barbecue, and we watched movies.  It was nice to soak up some family time with family we don’t see often enough.

Bonaventure 1
Bonaventure 1
Bonaventure 2
Bonaventure 2

Day 3: We were slow leaving, because we wanted to soak up as much family time as possible.  I was also in a lot of pain by this time, and slept in.  It was fabulous.  When we finally did leave, we drove to Hilton Head Island, and spent a few hours on the beach.  We’d never been to the ocean before, and seeing the ocean was on my bucket list for this year.  It was freezing cold, and the time came to make the drive home.  We couldn’t have timed it more perfectly, however, as we got to see some incredible sunset action on the drive home.

Coligny Beach
Coligny Beach
Bearied (get it?)
Bearied (get it?)
Coming home 1
Coming home 1
Coming home 2
Coming home 2

I was mostly in bed for about 3 days after.  Totally worth it.  :0)

I was also inspired to write a new series of short stories called ‘Southern Covens’.  I’ll be posting more about that later.  🙂