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I rarely say no to road trips, especially ones that take me to the Savannah Historic District. Florida’s weather is starting to come around, but up until about a week ago, we were stuck with smoldering temperatures in stagnant air and no changing leaves– unless brown to more brown counts. Michele and I drove up to visit her mom, who ran in the Savannah Marathon, a few weekends ago, and it was so refreshing to see some legitimate fall weather. We also may or may not have pretended we ran the Savannah Marathon, as well. Don’t judge me. Regardless, this has become a routine road trip for my girlfriends and me, so we hit up a lot of our favorite spots, like Vic’s on the River and The Olde Pink House, as well as some highly rated new restaurants, like Pacci (thanks, Yelp).
When it came time for packing, I basically pulled everything flannel out of my closet and threw it in a suitcase. Of course, I also brought along a handful of seasonally themed, grab & go snacks to keep me and my blood pressure from getting out of control. Care for a Salted Caramel Apple Pecan Layered Nut Bar anyone? Yes, they’re as amazing as they sound, and they’re only 200 calories each. The Sahale Snacks Layered Nut Bars use a fancy 2-layered format, pairing a top layer of crunchy, dry-roasted nuts on top of creamy cashew butter, which is then drizzled with real chocolate to create one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. My mouth just watered a little bit.
In case you couldn’t tell, the weather wasn’t exactly sunny; in fact, I think Savannah was under thunderstorm warning the entire time we were in town. Regardless, I was loving the cool 50s weather and forced Michele to go exploring with me, despite her cries of alleged frostbite. What’s so wonderful about the Savannah Historic District is that you’re destined to find something new on every adventure. Whether it’s a house that’s so cute you want to pick up and put in your pocket or a visually stunning town square, unique beauty lingers at every turn.
At first, I was bummed that River Street wasn’t decorated for Christmas, but then I saw a dozen displays of adorable fall street decor and immediately changed my tune. How can you be disappointed when there are colorful mums and cheesy hay photo ops all over the place?
Savannah’s southern charm and old town architecture make it one of the most aesthetically beautiful places in the country. When you factor in the rich history and diverse saturation of the arts, it steals my heart each and every time I visit.
Also, only in Savannah will you find 2 of the exact same dog bakeries within 2 blocks of each other. Dogs gotta eat, I guess.
You will also find the most patriotic, all American street in the entire continental United States.
When I travel, my thirst and hunger tend to intensify, so in addition to sitting down for formal meals, I keep my car, suitcase, and Tory stocked with hearty snacks, like the aforementioned Salted Caramel Apple Pecan Layered Nut Bar, that’ll stabilize my blood sugar and keep the adventure(s) going. Side Note: Ever since I recovered from my eating disorder, my body physically shakes when it needs food, and if I don’t eat the right types of food, ie candy or anything low in protein, I’ll likely pass out. No bueno. I’m partial to Sahale Snacks because a. I literally get excited when it’s time to devour their deliciousness, and b. they’re committed to having a larger impact on the world. They seek fair, sustainable business relationships that enable people to improve their lives as a result of working together. Now that’s a mission I can stand behind. I can also stand behind fresh salad and bottomless peach sangria the Café at City Market.
Before we knew it, we were already packing up the car and driving back to Orlando. Our time together is never long enough, Savannah!
What adventures have you been on lately?