Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter in Savannah

Got back into town yesterday afternoon after spending the weekend in the lovely Savannah with my family for Easter. We drove down Friday evening with both dogs in tow. They do pretty well on road trips, although they darted out of the car at a rest stop and were caught be a lovely young goth couple, thankfully. Mental note to put the leashes on before opening the car doors.

Saturday morning, we headed down to Tybee Island with the family and my husband set foot in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. Tide was low, but the beach was crowded. I spent my time of the pier people watching, since I hadn't planned on going to the beach and I neglected to bring my bathing suit. On the way home, we stopped by Bonaventure cemetery, which is somewhere I've always wanted to go, and being a Savannah native, should have visited long ago. I was sad to learn that the Bird Girl statue, made famous by being photographed for the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, has been moved out of the cemetery.

We spent the evening in, grilling burgers and learning to play Texas Hold 'Em. I came in second place! Sunday morning, I was disappointed that the Easter Bunny was unable to find me, but headed off to church for Easter services, nonetheless. Strangely, the pastor selected a chapter from Revelations for the sermon, rather than the typical more Eastery verses. I guess he was trying to do something different.

That afternoon, after having fried seafood for Easter lunch, Paul and I gathered up the dogs and headed to River Street for a couple of daiquiris at Wet Willies. I was harassed by a drunk, who was encouraged by my husband, who thought it was hilarious. It was kind of funny, but also kind of sad and uncomfortable. Paul took a picture of him sitting in my lap and smelling my hair, which I will not be posting to protect the identities of all involved.

Paul wasn't feeling well (allergies), so we headed back early and Paul went to bed early while I played cards with my nieces. Monday morning, we ate breakfast with the family and then headed home. We have to drive through terrible weather, but made it home safely and in good time.