*I’m just going to be honest right now and tell you that 50% of the photos in this post are Ben’s, not mine. For some reason I just was too busy being distracted by the ocean, food and a cute boy to remember to take pictures. Make sure you check him out since he’s the best boyfriend ever for letting me use them. 🙂 Here’s his website and his Instagram.*
On Thursday I woke up to the beach, water and Ben and let me tell you … I wouldn’t mind do that every day. 🙂 After a slow-moving morning, we put on some sandals (and sweatshirts because it was WINDY) to walk down the beach.
We didn’t have anything specific planned in Savannah besides a late dinner reservation, so we took our time getting ready. After a little internet searching, we found a place for lunch that looked super cool and different called Treylor Park. Definitely my favorite place we ate at!
We started off with PB & J wings and OMG they were SO good. Of course I didn’t take any photos, but YUM. You can see the remnants of the sauce in the photo below. Then we both got tacos – Ben got Hawaiian Tacos and I got Chicken & Pancake Tacos that were OUT of this world (I’m hungry just thinking about it).
For dessert we got Deep Fried Oreos and a Bacon Brownie (I wish I could use the heart-eyed emoji right now …)
The brownie was amazing, but the oreos were just so-so. I thought I’d like deep fried oreos for some reason – I do not. 😉
Our server was such a sweet girl and we had a ton of fun just looking through the menu, eating and drinking (obviously) and enjoying not being in the pouring rain that *thankfully* only lasted for the two hours we were at Treylor Park.
After we ate enough to feel like we were dying (well, at least me – Ben can eat like a bazillion calories a day and still have abs #notfair) we started walking around the city.
Don’t mind the awful screenshot from Ben’s Snapchat story, but it’s cute. 😉
We walked through a cemetery and then walked to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The pictures don’t do it justice.
After the church, we continued to walk up and down the streets and over to Forsyth Park.
After a bit more walking around, we headed back to our hotel on Tybee Island to take a nap and get ready for a nice dinner back in Savannah.
We got back into Savannah around 8 and headed to Jen’s and Friends for crazy martinis. I got a S’mores Martini and Ben got a Reese’s Martini. We shared a second Strawberry Shortcake Martini, but we were both feeling it after those drinks. Not in a drunk way – in a “that’s a lot of sugar” way. Neither of us drink often plus the drinks were super heavy. Don’t get me wrong – SO good and worth the stop if you’re in Savannah. Just maybe eat some real food first. 😉
We walked a couple blocks to our final dinner destination at the Olde Pink House – Ben was really excited about this one. 🙂 We had a 9:45 reservation (only time we could get in) but it was worth the wait! It was set in an old “house” (duh) that apparently was haunted (the ghost did not visit to my delight … unfortunate for Ben). Our server was amazing and the food was delicious.
We started with a BLT salad recommendation from our server that they split for us – fried green tomatoes (my fave), bacon and black pepper thyme buttermilk dressing.
Can I please go back just to eat?
After the salad, Ben got the special which was a crab-stuffed grouper and I got salmon. My salmon wasn’t amazing, but really … when is salmon amazing? 😉 Ben’s was really good, though and the service/space was totally worth the late reservation.
After dinner, we drove back to our hotel and immediately crashed from the crazy day and crazy amounts of food.
Friday we woke up to a beautiful sunrise that was absolutely breathtaking. Made it even more difficult to leave … but we left around 8 to head back to Chicago.
We stopped in Asheville at a Waffle House (apparently a “southern road trip essential” – so basically a lot of fricken butter on eggs ha!) and then headed through the mountains back. We had driven through the mountains on our way obviously, but it was at night so it was fun to see it during the day. So beautiful. I started driving around 3 until we stopped in Indianapolis at 9 p.m. for Chipotle (probably the healthiest thing I ate all week).
We listened to a ton of music on the way back plus part of the audio book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” which I loved. the only reason we stopped listening to it is because we hit a wall of exhaustion and need to switch to screamo and dirty rap to get us through the rest of the drive. 😉
Our trip was amazing and I’m so grateful to have Ben in my life – someone who would even think of doing something like this and planning it all is pretty special. A lot of people thought we were crazy doing a road trip together, but I loved my time with him away from all of our life/work stress where we could just focus on relaxing together. Even our 32-hours in the car went well together – we only had a couple of weird conversations once the exhaustion hit and our brains were no longer working. I’m so incredibly lucky to have him in my life. 🙂 Okay, enough sap.
That was my trip! I hope you enjoyed reading it. It was fun to look back at all of the things we did, especially since this week is extremely stressful and emotional (my last day at my full-time job was yesterday!) More to come – life it only going to get better, I can feel it.
Have you been to Savannah or Charleston?
Do you base your trips around food like Ben and I did? 😉