Weekend In Savannah Georgia
Happy Wednesday (and RD day to my fellow dietitians)!! If you're reading this, the website is back! After crashing last Thursday, I spent a ton of time working with my host site to get things fixed and back online. Thankfully things came together last night and now we're back. If you follow along on Instagram you know that Dan and I spent a long weekend in Savannah Georgia. So I thought it would be fun to share a little recap here today! We went to Savannah for a rugby tournament that Dan's team was playing in. We left Thursday night and stopped half way, finishing up our drive on Friday morning. We'd both been to Savannah before, but just for a night while we were in college. So we were excited to be going back and have more time to explore the area.
We arrived around noon on Friday and went straight to a restaurant for lunch. We decided to go to the Green Truck Neighborhood Pub and split a salad and a burger. This was actually our favorite meal of the whole trip. Overall, I was less than impressed with most of our meals but the beauty of intuitive eating is that not every meal has to be perfect. Sometimes you love your meal, sometimes it doesn't meet your expectations. There is flexibility and freedom and that's wonderful.
After lunch we decided to go full tourist and jumped on a trolley tour. This was so worth it. It was a "hop off" style tour so we were able to get off at the stops we wanted and walk around the area, then hop back on anywhere along the route. We learned a ton about the history of Savannah, the architecture and culture by doing the trolley tour. I highly recommend it!
We spent the afternoon walking around the historic district and ended our evening with dinner at a local sandwich shop, Zunzi's. They were unique and massive but maybe not the best option for dinner. We made a last minute decision to head out to Tybee island before the sun went down so we could check out the beach and ocean. Tybee island is about 25 minutes from downtown Savannah so it was almost dark by the time we made it out there. But it was spontaneous and fun and we laughed a lot and made the best of it. We finally made it back to our hotel around 10:00 and crashed for the night.
Saturday was all about rugby. Dan's team played in two games so we spent most of the day hanging out at the field. They won their first game but lost the second in a close finish. But I consider both a win because no one got (seriously) injured. Rugby is a rough sport. After the games we headed out to the house his teammates were staying in on Tybee island. We hung out, walked around the beach, made some burgers on the grill and watched the UVA basketball game before heading back to our hotel for the night.
Their last game was on Sunday morning so we were up early and made our way back out to the park. They ended up losing their last game but again, no major injuries so another win in my book! After the game we decided to head back into downtown to do a little more walking around and sightseeing. We had lunch at the Fox and Fig Cafe but again we felt "meh" about it. The portions were small and overpriced. We stayed an extra night so we were able to spend the day exploring and soaking up the nice weather before heading back home Monday morning.
Overall we had a great time! Savannah is beautiful and has a really rich an interesting history. Definitely worth the trip! I mentioned on Instagram that I spent minimal time looking at my phone or social media all weekend and it was amazing. I was stressed about the website crashing but decided to put that aside to try to really be present and enjoy the weekend. I'm so glad I did because I was able to be in the moment and appreciate our time there. It was a good reminder that I need to unplug more frequently and spend time in the moment, not always thinking about what's next.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!