Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vacation in Savannah, GA

Work has been crazier than usual the past few weeks so I was ecstatic when my vacation week finally rolled around. I took the week of Labor Day off and went down to see my fiancé, Rob. He lives four hours away from me in Aiken, SC. Oh, it was so good not only to be off of work but to just get the heck outta dodge for a whole glorious week.

We decided that we would go to Savannah, GA for a few days (Monday-Wednesday). This would be the first trip there for both of us. Are there any fans of Southern cookin’ reading? Well, what super famous Southern cooking guru is from GA???



Well, my pretties, none other than the super fabulous Mrs. Paula Deen, so of course we went on the Paula Deen tour of Savannah. We hopped on a mini-bus (ya know, the short one, lol) and were whisked off to various places around the city. It was nice to be able to sit back, relax and see the city with a chauffeur  (even though I swear our chauffeur had snuck a few too many sips off the bottle that morning-she was a looney tune!)

Some of the highlights were:

The chapel at Bethesda School for Boys where Paula Deen got married to her current husband, Michael.

The Byrd Cookie Company  We got to sample some of their cookies and lemonade. De-li-cious! Yes, I sampled every one.

We stopped at the Savannah Bee Company, where I bought this.
 It so creamy, and wonderful, and has the lightest, yet most yummy blackberry scent.

After all that shopping, we had lunch at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. In case ya’ll don’t know, Uncle Bubba is Paula’s little brother. Here they are breakin' bread together. :)

The lunch was a mini-buffet but it was my first time eating this:

Low country boil. The shrimp were huge! Guess that’s one ‘o the benefits of coastal living. The only thing I didn’t like is that my momma taught me not to play with my food and I figure that if I have to rip off the feet, shell, and tail of my shrimp before I eat it that’s akin to playing with my food….

Just sayin’…

But once I got past all that, the low country boil was super yummy!

More on my trip later!


  1. i almost named my daughter Savannah and many times i wish i had. i'm not so sure i want to pick the feet off my food... i'm weird about meat! the cream sounds fabu!!! Can't wait to hear/see more of your trip, I want to go to GA sometime!!!! Us people from the north just pass through on our way to FL...

  2. Now that I think about it technically it's the legs we were picking off but feet are attached to legs and i guess shrimp have feet so either way it works, lol.