Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Merry Christmas Indeed

These faces say it all...

Christmas this year was as exciting as always - but Evan was especially excited.  He was Santa's number one fan and told our elf, Jaime, how good he was on a daily basis.
Mattie found herself on the naughty list quite a bit, but she behaved when she knew it really counted.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Still in Gawgia Y'all

Day 2:  We were true tourists on Friday.  We reserved seats on Savannah's Historic Carriage Tour.  We figured our only chance in getting the kids to sit through an hour of narration from a tour guide, an animal would have to be involved.  So we opted out of the trolley experience and signed up for the horses.  We learned a lot of interesting facts about the city.

We also spent quite a bit of time in the City Market.  We ate lunch at B&D Burgers where I completely devoured a BLT made with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese - yum!  Nobody else raved about their lunch, but I was very pleased with mine. We also visited Savannah's Candy Kitchen.  We left with oversized treats that nobody had any business eating - but we did and they were delicious.  I had a white chocolate dipped rice krispie treat the size of a brick - I'm still feeling sick from that scary thing.

Overall, the day was great.  After touring around for four hours or so,  Mattie we had to take a little break.  Naps were desperately needed to avoid melt downs and tantrums.

We went out later and had dinner at the Crystal Beer Parlor.  We loved the atmosphere.  You just can't buy old and charming like this place.  The food was ok, but we really enjoyed the local beers on tap.

Carriage Tour

City Market

 Day 3:  Today has been the most relaxed so far.  We slept in and got moving around 11 am.  We decided we would just walk around today and find a good spot for lunch.  The weather has been beautiful - on the chilly side - but no cloud in the sky.  We walked all through downtown and made our way to the Riverwalk.  We ate lunch at the Cotton Exchange on River St.  I loved my BLT so much yesterday that I decided to order this restaurant's version too.  Not nearly as good.  The pimento cheese must be the secret and this sandwich did not have that :(

We again explored around taking pictures of everything we saw.  Everything in this city is a great backdrop for a picture.  The kids were tired of hearing me say, "Evan and Mattie, stand in front of that."  I appreciated their willingness to appease me.  I had to bribe them with chocolate.

The kids are getting up from their naps now.  It's their choice tonight - Savannah's Holiday Boat Parade or seeing "Frozen" at the movie theater.  We head home in the morning.