Sunday, August 9, 2009

Anniversary Weekend in Savannah

This year for our 8th anniversary, Brad took me to Savannah for the weekend. Brad grew up in Savannah so he was really excited about going back to visit. I had a really rough 1st week back at school this year so I was really looking forward to the break!

We left Friday afternoon as soon as school was out. We made really good time going to Savannah and we were able to our hotel by 7:00. We stayed at the Inn at Ellis Square which was right across the street from River Street. Friday night we ate at Kyoto's, Brad's favorite Japanese restaurant of all time. The food was really good, but the air was messed up so I was miserable while we were eating! After dinner, we drove around downtown Savannah and through some of the squares before we went back to our hotel.

Saturday morning we woke up early and headed out to see Brad's old stomping grounds. We visited his old house, elementary school and high school. While we were driving we passed a Krispy Kreme with the HOT sign on and couldn't resist! YUMMMY! On our way back to the hotel we drove around a couple of the squares and ended up stopping at Lafayette Square to take some pictures. There was a beautiful catholic church just off the square and we were able to walk in and take some pictures. We headed back to the hotel to drop our car off and then we hit River Street. We walked through several stores and then we had lunch at Spanky's, one of Brad's favorites when he was younger. The chicken strips and spuds are awesome! After lunch we walked back to the hotel so I could take a nap and then we headed to City Market and down Whitaker Street to check out the shops. Then we headed back to River Street where I had a hot praline (my favorite) and a virgin daiquiri! We walked through several more shops, before stopping for dinner at Fiddler's Crab House. I had the Low Country Boil and Brad had shrimp and crab legs. After dinner we were so full and my feet were hurting so bad from all the walking that we were both ready to head back to the hotel, but we needed to stop at Savannah Candy Kitchen to get Braden and my parents some sweet treats. While we were in the candy store, they were making fresh taffy and throwing it at customers. Brad and I had the strawberry taffy and it was so good! I have never eaten as much sweet stuff in one day....not even on Halloween!

Lafayette Square

My handsome hubby

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

This morning we both woke up early and were trying to decide what to do when we both admitted that what we really wanted to do was see our boy (this was my first time being away from him for more than 1 night). So we packed as fast as we could and hit the road to get home to our Braden Boy.

When we pulled into the driveway, Brad remarked that we hadn't even been gone for 48 hours! However, it was wonderful to have time to ourselves to just spend with each other.

I love you baby! Thank you for 8 wonderful years!


sarah said...

congratulations! I'm glad you had fun. Sounds like baby hoffman got some great nutrients! yum-0!

Michelle Powers said...

Awe I am so glad yall had a good time. I cried when I saw you and your belly I really miss all of y'all so much and wish I could be there for you guys :(