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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scenes from the South

Bonjour Ya'll!
We are having a nice and relaxing time down here in Savannah.  While some of you have been hit by that massive snow storm on the East Coast (hope you are safe and snug!), we feel pretty far removed from our usual cold and snowy Michigan!
 There is so much to see and do in Savannah and the surrounding area.  The homes are just amazing!  What I love is that they all are different, and so full of character and details! Isn't the ginger bread trim on the house above pretty?  I wish that I could've gotten a good shot of the weather vane, it was a cherub!
 This stunning home is a bed and breakfast.  I was in awe of all of the gorgeous trim!
 Right outside of the inn was a beautiful flowering tree, I think it may have been a type of redbud (?).  Back at home in the midwest, we won't see anything blooming for several more months!
The other day we took a day trip down to St. Simons Island.  There were several fun shops in town, many with a beachy feel.  Love these fun aqua vintage metal chairs!

 And just look at this vintage wooden mermaid!
 Thought this sign was a cute spin on the usual "keep calm & carry on"!
 Ok, back in Savannah now!  Look at this very genteel looking brick home!  Notice the moss hanging from the trees?
 I loved this amazing urn, outside of a restaurant!
 I thought this Venitian mirror was stunning!
 This is us! (not a good picture of me at all!)  We had dinner the other night with a nice couple we met at the campground. They were raving about "Uncle Bubba's Oyster House", owned by Paula Deen's brother.  Well, I can see why they loved it, the food was delish!  I had shrimp, and I even tried an oyster (which I thought I would hate!) that was covered in melted freshly grated parmesan cheese.  It was so yummy!!!  Hubby and  shared an equally yummy piece of key lime pie for dessert, which was amazing!
 
So after several days of site seeing, we are spending some time at the motor home just relaxing and enjoying the warm temps.
That's it for today, hope you all have a great week!

21 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Bonjour Ya'll! Oh Miss Donna....what were you thinking?

No pictures of Miss Emily?

Hugs
Prudence ♥

Bente said...

How fantastic to be in the sun instead of the snow. Love the photos. You really seems to have a great time.

Hugs from me

Trisha said...

Looks like you guys are having an awesome trip! I love the pictures of the houses...don't you wish you could just walk up to the front door and ask if you could walk through them all? So glad that you are taking us along on your trip!

~Trisha

Kim K. said...

I'm so happy for you, Donna. What a lovely romantic get-away. Such amazing scenery. We now have freezing rain. I'm just a tad bit jealous.

sissie said...

Oh you lucky girl you! And aren't you both just the cutest ever!
Savannah is such a lovely place and I can't wait to go back. I remember a little shop that was full of lovely white vintage linens. I bought two embroidered white pillow shams and paid a bunch...but I still love them.

hugs
Sissie

Blondie's Journal said...

I know you are loving your trip! When are you coming back?!! The mansions are just gorgeous and I would love to try that restaurant. You and hubby look great in the photo! Carry on!!

XO,
Jane

Connie said...

I love your holiday photos . . . Savannah looks like a step back in time. So Romantic :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I've been catching up with your Savannah posts, Donna...LOVE them! Great photo of you and your husband! We've been thinking of vacationing there ourselves. I lived in Savannah for nearly four years when I was young...this Minnesota woman has a whole lotta Southern girl in her...

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looks like fun, Donna. Enjoy.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am just loving your trip! Can't go anywhere right now, so it's nice living vicariously through you! Enjoy your motor home! Hope there are more pictures to come!
Karen

Tete said...

That all looks so wonderful! Glad you are having a great time and hope you took a doggie bag back to the motor home.
Love those moss covered trees. I want one!

Gracie's Mom said...
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Gracie's Mom said...

Love your photos! What a wonderful time you and your hubby are having. Where's the pup? You must take pictures of Emily too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Savannah is such a fun city! I haven't been there in years but it might be time for a return visit. Love your photos. I just found your blog and I love it! I am taking my first trip to Paris in Sept and love all things French so I'm your newest follower! Hugs, Linda

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh what fun!! I just love the painted ladies and all the gingerbread details. You sure got some great pics. Glad you enjoyed your dinner out with the friends you met.
Great pic of you and your hubby. What a gorgeous couple you are.
Enjoy the warm days.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Savannah, yes we are having some gorgeous weather here in the south! You look like you are having so much fun!

Carol

Gail said...

Hi ! Oh it looks fantastic ...the homes are wonderful ......and the weather !! have a lovely holiday ! Gail (in chilly England hehehe !) x

Susan said...

Oh wow, y'all are having an amazing time Donna. I can't get over that glorious architecture on the homes and that beautiful moss on the trees. And a tree in BLOOM!!! I'm living vicariously through you, oh if only to taste that key lime pie.
You look adorable in that photo - glad you and hubby are having such fun!

Susie said...

Donna, What fun you are having. It's the best time of the year for a winter get away too. xoxo,Susie

Little Miss Maggie said...

Oh I envy you having such a great vacation. The Paris Marketplace was my favorite shop when we visited there. They were so gracious to let us take all the photos we wanted too, and that moss hanging from the trees just sets a southern mood like nothing else. I know you are having a wonderful time and I'm glad for you.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love Savannah! Such a fun and historic town. How long will you be there?