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Georgia On My Mind.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hi. I'm Katherine. Remember me?

As you know, I've been in North Carolina on vacation and catching up with tons of people! My lack of 3G and LTE has been a little stressing, but I'm having a wonderful time (and little break!),

Savannah, Georgia, where my Aunt, Uncle and 3 cousins live, is only a hop, skip and a jump from North Carolina. So, on Monday we hopped, skipped and jumped down to Georgia for a quick visit and a plethora of selfies.



Since Savannah is such a historical city with loads to see, we decided to be true tourists and tour the city the right way: by trolley.


These green and orange trolleys take you to 15 sites throughout Savannah.

You're allowed to hop off the trolley, shop around and eat some, then catch the next trolley as you please. This was the perfect plan when travelling with a (adorable) 4 year old.


Our first stop was the City Market.


Being anxious to hop off and explore, we unloaded our group 7 and went off to smell pretty flowers, look at local art and gaze longingly through the windows of cute cupcake shops.




Since the next trolley stop would take us to Paula Deen's restaurant and gift shop, we hurried back to the trolley stop to continue the tour.

After exploring her gift shop, playing with a lifesize cutout of Paula, and attempting to count how many things said 'Y'all' in Paula Deen's shop, we went on.


After we were Paula Deened out, we decided to walk through a couple of the gorgeous squares in downtown Savannah before catching the next trolley.

The squares were just little green spots in the middle of the busy streets. Most of them have tons of historical stories behind them, but I won't ruin them in case you ever take the tour. :)


We refrained from posing by every historical monument in site, but we did convince my cousin Griffin to pose in front of the grave of an old Indian cheif. Isn't he a cutie?


After our 'Kodak Moment', we took the trolley down by the river.

The scenery and little shops were intriguing, but our stomachs lead us to a huge local candy shop.


My little cousins filled lunch boxes (literally) full of candy and my mom tried to convince herself that she didn't need a pound of fudge.

Instead of buying fudge, we decided a picture in front of the store would suffice. Believe me, it didn't.



After managing not to eat the candy store out of house and home, we boarded the trolley again to ride past some of the historical homes in Savannah.



Seriously, historical homes are my pitfall.

I managed to restrain myself from taking hundreds of pictures of the candy shop, but I couldn't resist showing you the historical homes. They are seriously SO gorgeous.

After a long day full of walking, sight-seeing, and good food, we headed home.

Harrison (my brother) and I decided to grab some pizza and stay in with the kids while my Grandma, Aunt and Mother popped downtown for a quick drink at Pearl's Saltwater Grille. Long days call for fruity drinks.

We had planned tons of fun little things to do with the kids, but we all ended up on the couch watching Phineas and Ferb in our pajamas. The perfect end to a fun day!

If you're interested in a similar tour, visit the Trollley Tour's website here. (I have not been compensated for any of this, I simply thought it was so much fun and you might like to try it out if you're ever in the city!) I highly recommend it!


Do you explore cities on your own or with a tour group?
Have you ever been on a trolley?
Have you ever been to Georgia?

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  1. Ah!!! That tour sounds like so much fun!! I absolutely love visiting historical places, and I don't think I've ever been to Georgia, so maybe I should put that tour on my bucket list! We usually explore cities on our own, but I just can't pass up the opportunity to ride on a trolley. ;)
    I'm glad you're having such a good time girl!!

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    1. Alex! I'm so glad you still come around to these parts of the internet! I've been such an unloyal blogger lately! I have added so many places to my bucket list after starting my blog, so I totally feel you! I'm usually a solo explorer, but a trolley ride was too good to pass up!

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  2. This looks amazing! I love historic homes too... my roommate from last year has an internship at a Frank Lloyd Wright home, and I'm SO jealous! :)

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    1. Oh my goodness! I am SO jealous! That is seriously something I should look into. It sounds like an amazing job!

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  3. Glad you're enjoying your vacay girlie!

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  4. Sounds like you had a marvelous time! The Savannah buildings are so pretty!!

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  5. These photos look like you had so much fun! :) Georgia is so pretty! New reader.

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    1. I seriously just got so excited. It never has occurred to me that I might get
      'New Readers!' You, Zoe, now have a new reader too! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I'm usually much better with all of this! :)

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  6. YAY you're back!! (: I'm so jealous, Georgia looks like so much fun! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing about your trip!

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    1. Aw Emily our vacations have been crossing, so I'm SO glad I'm finally back and reading your blog. I've missed it!

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  7. Sounds like my kind of trip!:) Those pictures with your brother(?) and the little girl are adorable! I am glad you are back, I kept checking to see if you had a new post!! Glad you had a good time!

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    1. Yes that's my brother and baby cousin! They are seriously attached at the hip! You are so kind to keep up with me and my sporadic posts! I have the biggest smile on my face right now.

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  8. Sounds awesome! Glad you are having a good time!

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  9. Looks like you had a great time seeing Georgia! I've only ever driven through it on the way to FL, but it always looks pretty, and yes, I've been on a trolley before. Sight-seeing tours can be fun... we did one on one of those hop on, hop off double decker buses when we went to NYC. So fun!! Glad you've had a great vacation!! :)

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    1. Oh one of these tours in NYC would be so much fun! We did a whirlwind tour on our own when we went and didn't even get close to seeing 1/14702340912 of everything!

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  10. I went on a Trolley in Hawaii on Big Island and enjoyed it.

    Looks like you are having so much fun! So many great photos there :)

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    1. Ah Jan, Hawaii is on my bucket list. One day, one day...

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  11. I have driven through Goergia a few times, but I haven't stayed there. It looks like you are having a great time!

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    1. You should one day! Everyone needs a little southern charm in their lives! :)

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  12. That trolley tour sounds like so much fun! We rode the trolley's back when my family went on vacation in San Francisco and it was such a good time! So glad you are having a wonderful trip and enjoying all that fabulous family time :)

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    1. They were telling us about the trolley in San Francisco during our trip, and it sounded like so much fun! Maybe I'll ride that one one day! :)

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  13. Love!!! I really, really, REALLY want to visit Savannah.

    Enjoy your relaxation time!

    -Amy

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    1. You're so sweet Amy! I am feeling SO relaxed! :)

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  14. Looks like an awesome trip! I love going on tours but sometimes exploring on my own is just as fun!

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    1. I like group tours, but I really love to explore on my own too (maybe a little more than the group tours!)

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  15. Looks beautiful! Definitely want to visit Savannah one day! My BF's family lives in Augusta and it really is true southern charm.

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    1. Don't you just love that southern charm? You should've seen the suits the men wore! Ah!

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  16. Savannah looked beautiful! I love the Victorian homes too! I've never been to Georgia but I'd love to go. I also want to go to South Carolina. Have fun on the rest of your trip!

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    1. The homes were so gorgeous! We breezed through South Carolina, but one day I really want to stop and give it some quality time too!

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  17. Nice recap! The trolley tour is such a good idea- I wish I'd done that when I visited Savannah. I think I was there for about a day and didn't give it nearly the attention it deserves. Beautiful city and nice to see a new post :)

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    1. Thanks Christy! I was there for almost a week and I STILL didn't see everything! That happens to everyone I think!

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  18. Oh it all looks like so much fun, and so pretty!! I've been to several cities in Georgia, but never to Savannah :)

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    1. Aw thanks Beth! You should go someday! It's lots of fun, pinky promise!

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  19. Looks like SO much fun!! I actually rarely travel, ok make that never. I used to when I was younger but only for soccer tournaments! haha

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    1. I don't usually travel during the school year, but I"m so glad I got to this summer! Staying at home can be lots of fun too! :)

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  20. GAHH so glad you had such a blast!! These photos are gorgeous and I WANT TO GO to all these places! I've never done a group tour before! I've always just wandered aimlessly haha.

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    1. You are so sweet Brittany! I've always done the whole self tour thing, but I was pleasantly surprised at how fun a group tour is!

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