Edited to Add: Congrats to Kate from Kate Moving Forward! You are the winner of my Pace Out giveaway. I emailed you 😉
Happy Monday! We have had a long four day weekend and have enjoyed every second of it. I unplugged, Chris was home, and friends abounded. When we lived at Fort Hood we were blessed with an amazing group of friends that became family. Some of those friends were Brad and Erin. Brad was one of Chris’ Soldiers in Afghanistan and Erin was one of my deployment battle-buddies. Their place in our family got cemented when Brad was seriously injured and sent home. Erin moved to Texas, into my house, and Brad followed upon his release from the hospital. Brad got out of the Army in 2011 and they moved back to North Carolina. The fates were on our side and brought us within a short drive to each other. They drove down late Saturday night and we spent Sunday showing them around Savannah.
We started with our favorite pizza place, Vinnie Van Go Go’s. I always recommend it because it’s cheap, delicious, and in a great location. Emmalyne loves running around City Market while we wait for our food.
When going to Vinnie’s it’s important to know a couple of things. First, their slices are the size of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. Second they only take cash. And third, apparently on Sundays beer isn’t served until 12:30PM. We had to wait 😉 I got a custom slice with sun dried tomatoes, feta, and broccoli. The broccoli was supposed to be spinach but oh well. It was still incredibly tasty.
At the end of lunch, in true Savannah fashion, it started raining. We nixed our idea of walking around City Market and instead opted to take a trolley tour of Savannah. After consulting with my mom, step-sister, and Victoria, we decided on Orglethorpe Trolley Tours. The tour is 90 minutes long and $19 for each person. After the tour, you have unlimited on-off privileges at the designated stops throughout the historic district. We had fun listening to our guide inform us of more of the history of Savannah. I have to say I prefer Victoria’s narration whenever we are together but a trolley tour will have to do if you don’t have access to V 😉 It blows my mind that we get to call such a beautiful and historic place home. I love it here.
On the tour we hit lots of the great sites: River Street, Forsyth Park, City Market, pretty houses, Girl Scouts stuff, etc. It was kind of hard to hear our guide at times but overall it was a fun experience. The next tour on my list is a Zombie Walk with Blue Orb Tours for haunted Savannah 😉
We had a few minutes left together after the tour so we went down to the river so I could indoctrinate Erin with my favorite candy store, River Street Sweets. I got some s’mores fudge and dark chocolate covered pretzel. YUM.
Overall our time together went by too quickly. I am so thankful that Erin and Brad are only 5 hours away because I know that I will see them again soon. It just reminds me how important my Army family is and that no matter where we go, or how much time has passed, they will always be there. Thanks guys for brightening our weekend!
Have you ever taken a trolley tour? Where?