Hi y’all want to go on a trip with me? Let me take you on a tour through the Southern US and have ourselves a little extra vacation time.
I know school has started and we are all back to work and into our normal routines. Heck you might even have started to decorate for Fall already. But I am not ready to let go of the summer feeling just yet. So what is more perfect for the Indian summer we are having here than to reminisce about my time in the States. It was quite hot there too, so I’ll feel like I’m back there while I seek shelter from the heat over here.
Let’s start shall we.
We flew from Brussels to Atlanta and went straight onward to pick up the car and drive to Athens. We arrived safely, tired and hungry and went in search of food and drink.
We found it in this cute brewery/restaurant/ beer bar. Athens is a student town and there were all these quirky and oh so young waitresses to serve us our food. We, of course, were in search of our first true American experience. We wanted to dine in style and submerge ourselves in American cuisine. And there you had it: they were having a Belgium beer month. Just about every beer on the menu (and that were a lot of beers) were Belgium. They had even cooked with Belgium beers, and had Belgium dishes to choose from. Haha, we just flew in from Belgium it was not exactly what we came all the way over for….
But the food was good, and so was the beer (for the man) and the cider (for me). And then we crashed.
We rose early the next day, so early in fact that the whole town was fast asleep. The visitors centre that was located in this historic building was still closed. But we managed to find a map of a nice historical route to our next destination, so after exploring the town a bit more we were on our way.
But not before this:
On our way into town I had spotted a Hobby Lobby! Funny traveling to the US after years of blog reading, I had a major bucket list of things to do and sights to see and of course of shops to visit and things to buy. Hobby Lobby was high on that list. And I was not disappointed. Good golly miss Molly, what a store! I actually made me feel a bit inflated because how can I ever live up to all my US blogging friends if they have this at their disposal. I felt quite sorry for myself. But some retail therapy fixed that and then we were really on our way.
Savannah was our destination of the day.
What a beautiful little town. I was in awe of those old trees overgrown with Spanish moss. It gave the town a bit of an eery and romantic feeling. We wandered around for hours, from little square to little square, admiring the old houses, the gas lamps and all the greenery.
We sat in the harbor, watching the ships sail of to sea.
We ate and drank and tried to ignore our jet lag. And we agreed that this vacation was off to a great start.
The next day I got to strike something else off of my bucket list……
I found an antique mall to visit. The concept of antique malls was completely foreign to me. We have mostly seasonal flea markets and some weekly markets but nothing like this. I wouldn’t have known to look for it, if it hadn’t been for so many blogging pals to have a “booth in a mall”, which let me to explore the ins and outs of it.
I wish we had something like this too. It was great fun to wander around and I can imagine that it is fun to have a booth too.
I showed good restraint and bought nothing…..
….. although I must admit I was mighty tempted.
From here it was time to go find the sea.
And we found her at Tybee island.
What a lovely place that is. We fell in love a bit.
The pier, the lifeguards, the sand, the sky, the dunes, the beach houses, it all worked together so well.
Talking about life guards. Good thing they were on duty cause look what this little boy dragged out of the sea while fishing from the pier….
A mini shark! Oj, we weren’t so keen on going swimming after seeing that, cause if there is a baby one, there might be a mama and a papa one too…..
So we got our sunburn from walking instead.
We walked along the waterline all the way to the lighthouse.
It was worth the trip. Along the way (and in search of coffee) we came across some beautiful beach houses.
Now I wouldn’t say no to this one:
Nor to this one….
And then one morning I got out of bed way early, went to the beach still in my pj’s but with my camera in hand. And sat there for an hour to see the show unfold in front of me…..
So I’ll leave you with that sunrise
And we will pick up this trip another day because it is just too much for one post.
See you soon my friends,