We visited my brother and his beautiful family over spring break. Sunday evening we went Tybee island for a quick beach trip. All of the children have seen the ocean, but this was Jay's first time as a "big boy". He wouldn't stay out of the water even though it was frigid, which is totally normal! None of the children would stay away. The beach was really windy that day and it made the whole experience really cold, but of course, the children didn't care. They were just excited to be together and at the beach!
This is what I was wearing. Three layers and pants. You can tell from the pictures that the evening was overcast as well.
My sister in law also agreed that it was really cold. But kids don't care! They all ended up wet from head to toe and shivering, but happy and excited. Which made it just perfect.
We went to City Market, which is still cobblestones and awesome. It is one of the oldest markets in America. The kids though this shop below was a candy market. They were disappointed to find out it was a gourmet, hand made, dog treat shop. They were distraught and confused over the concept of handmade goodies for dogs! Hah! That didn't stop us from purchasing something for my brother's dog, Odin.
We walked along the river and stopped to look at all the monuments and historical buildings. We ended up walking about six miles and just had a great day. Savannah is a beautiful city and it was a beautiful day. We stopped into the Paris Market and had some macaroons for a mid afternoon treat. It was the first time any of us had ever had a macaroon and they were well worth the stop. Crunchy, tasty, chewy and fun to eat!
We also made a pit stop at Leopold's, Savannah's premier Ice Cream Shop. It's located downtown next to one of the SCAD building and there was a wait to get into the door of about thirty minutes. Worth it! We got a smattering of flavors and they were all excellent. Lemon, almond, pistachio and of course all the regulars, chocolate and strawberry.
The next day we drove to a different part of Savannah and stopped in at the Back in the Day Bakery. We are huge fans of this bakery! We own all their cookbooks and Lou has been attempting to make every recipe. It was so fun to visit for the first time. This visit really inspired Lou and she has talked non-stop about opening her own bakery when she gets older.
We then headed over to the Maritime Museum which was filled with replicas of all the ships that worked and docked at the Savannah harbor. I would say that the museum was excellent, but I was fighting a high level of pain due to a kidney stone, so I really wasn't paying attention. The kids told me it was great. (We made a fast pit stop back at my brother's house where I took some pain meds and was able to nap through the rest of the discomfort)