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Monday, July 6, 2015

Simply Savannah

The last time I had the privilege of going to Savannah was back in March for my cousin, Gabby's wedding. I got to spend this past weekend at Gabby's house dog-sitting her and her husband's pups with my other cousin, Sallie.  
           
My Weekend Lovers: Hattie and Mason

The first day Sallie and I spent on the beach on Tybee Island literally doing nothing, but loving life.
The weather was absolutely beautiful and the water felt amazing.
 
Yes, that is a tiny crab in my hand that we found clinging to the sand dollar we pulled up out of the water. He was so cute, but so teeny that I couldn't keep up with him. I hadn't ever been to Tybee, but it's safe to say, my first time couldn't have been better!

On the actual Fourth of July, it poured down rain allllll day. Which was kind of a bust because that meant we didn't get to see any fireworks. Instead, Sallie and I did a little shopping, made quesadilla's, hung out with the doggies, and watched movies. It was actually very relaxing, and made for perfect cousin bonding time!

We spent our last day driving around downtown looking for a place to eat (and, a close parking spot because it had started to pour again). 
Don't let the huge, obnoxious smiles on our faces fool you... We were actually really sad it was our last day. Lol.

We decided that River Street was on the "Must See" list, made a run for it through the rain, and right as we were approaching the water's edge, the rain stopped. I quickly found a bystander, and had her juggle her umbrella and my phone in order to snap this photo. I think the grey weather actually compliments the view of the bridge quite wonderfully. 
Despite the soggy, humid weather that absolutely destroyed my hair, the atmosphere of this place was stellar. I felt surrounded in all good vibes. 
We headed to Fiddler's Crab House where we sat on the balcony, and watched the rain fall and lightning strike... Probably not the safest idea, but it still made for an incredible view over the water.
We shared an appetizer of Fried Pickles with a homemade Ranch dipping sauce. So Yum!
I felt it only appropriate to order seafood, so I got the Blackened Fish Tacos complete with coleslaw, tarter sauce, and savory french fries.  

I conveniently parked right beside Mabel's Cupcake Emporium, which we obviously had to stop at before leaving. I had been here once before, and got one of the famous cupcakes that have been featured in the New York Times and Southern Living magazine.

But, this time, I had to taste the Macarons... Duh.

She had everything from Green Tea, to Cinnamon Roll, to Raspberry Lemon, to Coffee. I settled for my usual Raspberry, but also got a Lemon and Coffee.




This Coffee macaron and this view made the drive home not so bad. 

But, fun-filled weekends are always ones that I'm sad to see go, but I'm thankful for all the great "cousin memories" I got to make with my best friend.
Savannah, I'm sure I'll see you again soon!
-M 

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