Mar 14, 2016

So That's Why They Call it a Babymoon

Jared and I took our final trip as a twosome last week and it couldn't have been better. I've been referring to it as a vacation all along, refusing to use the term "babymoon" but now I get it. Now I understand why that term is a thing- it was truly like a second honeymoon. Jared and I were just on cloud nine the entire trip- excited about life together, excited about spending these last precious days as 'just' a couple and excited about what's ahead for us. Our vacation was so incredibly relaxing and I feel like we just laughed all week long and enjoyed each other's company more than ever.

As I mentioned, we started our trip with a full day in Savannah, GA. I'd been once as a kid and Jared had never been so we were excited to cross off a new city on our traveling checklist. We started our day with a trolley tour through Old Savannah Tours. We opted for the on/off tour so we could utilize it whenever we needed for the rest of the day. It was about a 90-minute tour straight through and we both really enjoyed it. It gave us a good feel for the entire city (which helped in our own exploring for the rest of the day) and we learned a lot of historic tidbits we wouldn't have known otherwise.

After the tour we grabbed a quick lunch at Cafe at Market Street. Although we had dozens of recommendations, we weren't interested in using a huge part of our day to wait in line at the nicer sit-down restaurants. We only had a day in town so we opted for an easy lunch. The food was good- nothing to knock your socks off, but good! Plus, we sat by this crazy lamp that both fascinated and creeped us out at the same time ;)
After our bellies were full we were off to be tourist-y and hit up as many fun shops and stops as we could. It was a beautiful day out perfect for wandering through the town. We sampled the most unique cookie flavors at Byrd's; souvenir shopped at the River Street Market Place; loaded up on sweets at Savannah's Candy Kitchen; tried various forms of honey at the Savannah Bee Company; we did it all!




After a few too many sweets, the majority of the day was spent meandering through all the squares of Savannah. I believe there are 24 historic squares in all and we hit up almost every single one of them! We got a lot of scoop on our trolley tour but it was fun to take our time in each of the squares reading various plaques, checking out the statues and admiring the gorgeous scenery. The trees, streets and houses of Savannah are just too gorgeous and we practically had Forsyth Park to ourselves.







Our last stop? Leopold's ice cream. Quite a few of you mentioned this place and it was everything you said and more. YUM! I'm not even a huge ice cream person in general (I usually go for cookies and/or candy!) but their Peanut-Butter-Chippy was delicious and Jared fell in love with the Maple Walnut flavor. There was a decent line of people when we got there, but it moved quickly and was totally worth it.

We scored a great deal on our hotel which was in the historic district right on the river. Our huge room had a great view and the rooftop pool/patio were so fun! I was loving the orange furniture and later that night we got to watch fireworks from that same spot. 

Even though it was a brief 24 hours in Savannah I feel like we made the absolute most of it and saw everything we could. Talk about a way to kick off vacation! Up next, Hilton Head Island!

42 comments:

  1. What a great little babymoon getaway. I'm so happy for you guys that it was restful and full of laughter--absolutely perfect :)

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed Savannah and found the energy to see the whole thing in a day! You go mamma!

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  3. I LOVE Savannah!! If you ever go back and its warmer out you have to do check out Tybee Island, they have a really fun beach. Glad you got to have one last trip just the two of you!

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  4. Oh my! Now I NEED to go to Savannah! How nice! Did you fly in somewhere or drive?

    Also, that lamp!!!! Please buy it for your living room. Or baby room! I love weird stuff.

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  5. What a cool way to start the trip! It looks so cute! Can't wait to read about the rest of your babymoon! :)

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  6. Looks like SOO much fun! Glad to hear you were able to see so much and relax, too! Definitely somewhere I'd like to check out someday soon!

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  7. Aw reading this made me smile. It is so great to hear that your weekend was like a second honeymoon and you two enjoyed yourselves so much! That's the best kind of trip...the ones where you just laugh, explore and enjoy each other's company.

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  8. Your pictures are beautiful! Glad y'all had a wonderful time!

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  9. Your photos make me want to visit that part of the world even more than before! And candy stores are pretty much my favourite thing.

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  10. Wow! It seems like you were nonstop! Those pictures of the gorgeous trees and buildings are killing me...I've always wanted to take a trip to Savannah and Charleston. So much southern charm. Can't wait to see your Hilton Head post!

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  11. This post made me feel like I was re-experiencing everything I love about Savannah!

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  12. Such a beautiful city! Yay for one last trip just the 2 of you before the baby arrives. All that food looks delish!!

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  13. Sounds like you guys had a great time! :)

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  14. OMG! I want to go there so bad! And that ice cream.... YUM.

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  15. My favorite thing about the south is all the mossy trees!!!! So stinking beautiful. I love all these photos!!! Making me miss the south :) I'm so glad you guys made the most of your trip. Sounds like you really did pack everything in! Yay!

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  16. Love it! We seriously need to plan a trip back - Savannah is great!

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  17. Oh fun! We loved Savannah when we went! You did so much in just a day! Good for you guys! I love those trees!

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  18. Savannah looks so beautiful, and I can't get enough of those live oaks! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your babymoon at Hilton Head!

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  19. Looks like quite a wonderful trip. I'm so glad y'all were able to get away and enjoy each other on the babymoon. Can't wait to read more.

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  20. Savannah looks really pretty! I'm glad you guys enjoyed your babymoon - it's so important to enjoy each other alone before you enjoy each other as parents! :)
    -Leah
    Chasing Texas

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  21. I love Savannah for all the reasons you just mentioned!! I've been 3 times for bachelorette parties and even think we went to your hotel for drinks one of the nights!! One of my favorite cities!! So glad you guys had the best babymoon! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  22. Savannah seems like the perfect place for a babymoon! Glad you guys had such a fun trip and got to relax and enjoy each other before your twosome becomes a threesome! :) <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  23. Savannah is so high on my travel list and this reminds me why - it looks gorgeous!! So glad you two were able to get away and had a blast! We're trying to finalize our babymoon (also have hated that word haha) tonight.. jealous you guys did a whole week, we're struggling to find 3 days to get out of town but I'm determined to make it happen!

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  24. How fun!!! I'm so glad you guys had so much fun together! That candy kitchen looks amazing, but where is your jumping photo?! Hahahaha.

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  25. So glad you guys started off the trip with such a fun city! I've never been to Savannah despite my dad living in Georgia! Gotta step up my traveling game! haha

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  26. We went to Savannah when I was pregnant with Clara and we absolutely LOVED IT! So much good food!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit <3

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  27. Glad you had a good little getaway. I want to get to Savannah sometime soon!

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  28. So glad you guys were able to do this! We are dying to go to Savannah, this looks fantastic!

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  29. Wow, how beautiful! I'm absolutely loving the pictures. I went to Savannah years ago and it was so nice!

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  30. Savannah sounds awesome, and it absolutely looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I would love to try Leopold's ice cream. It looks super delicious.

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  31. Aww, I'm glad you guys got to have such and awesome trip together!

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  32. Savannah looks so gorgeous! It sounds like you definitely made the most of your time there. And now I finally get the babymoon name, too. :)

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  33. I love everything about this! I'm so glad you two took this time together to enjoy each other and celebrate the excitement to come! Can't wait to read about the rest of the trip!

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  34. I love love love Savannah and your photos brought back so many wonderful memories.

    Do you think 27 weeks was a good time to schedule a "babymoon." Did you feel exhausted from walking or are you still riding the 2nd trimester good feels? My husband and I are pondering a babymoon of our own (!!!) and considering an adventure when I'll be around 26 weeks.

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  35. So funny you mentioned the term "babymoon" because in August 2014 right before our son was born, my husvand and I took a vacation to Nashville together. We'd gone there for our honeymoon the year before and wanted to go back before baby came. We were just thinking of it as a little vaca for the two of us but while we were there someone mentioned the term "babymoon" when referring to our vacation and it wasn't until we were on our way home that it hit me. That really was our final trip as just a couple. From that point on, our trips would always be family trips and even if Kurt and I went away somewhere together, we'd still have a kid waiting at home for us. It's such a funny term but when you really stop and think about it, it totally makes sense! Looks like you guys had such a blast on yours!!

    Carly www.frecklesandcheeks.com

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  36. Sounds like a great getaway for you guys. I've never been there but it looks interesting...I wanna see that lamp in-person! Tee hee!

    The picture of Jared jumping for joy in the middle of the street made me giggle. :)

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  37. not a huge ice cream person?! i mean, i will eat it if it's in front of me but it's generally not my first choice. that stuff looks good though.

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  38. I've only been to Savannah once when I lived in GA and I loved the houses and trees there!!! It was so pretty!! Sounds like you guys packed a lot in that one day!!! What do you mean you aren't a huge ice cream person???? I cant be trusted around ice cream. At all!! And the one you got sounds so good!

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  39. Yeah, I just gave in and called it a babymoon :) LOL. Glad you guys had fun! I feel like Savannah is a blogger's "cool" vacation spot. Everyone blogs about it! It's really pretty.

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  40. That ice cream! It looks so delicious.

    I want to go to Savannah someday - what a beautiful, historic city!

    We had a trip to Europe planned before we found out we were pregnant, so that wound up being our babymoon. It was really early in my pregnancy and so I felt weird calling it a babymoon. But it totally was!

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  41. Savannah is so cool! I remember Forsyth Park like it was yesterday. Been there on 2012. Lovely city, my favorite place to walk was River street.

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