Friday, April 4, 2014

Mussels and tattoos in Savannah

My vacation is almost over. It has been amazing!
On Wednesday Charity and I went to Savannah, GA. I booked a tour on the trolley for us. Amazing. (My word for the day) I love taking tours and learning about the history of towns. It's so interesting.
I didn't get as many pictures as I would've liked to. My phone never lasts long enough. But I did get a few!
Riding the trolley
 There were so many beautiful gardens and parks.



 We went to a really good Shrimp cafe/restaurant on the river. Charity forced me to try mussels. I knew I would hate them, but told her I would try them. I thought I was going to gag! They're slimy and a little chewy. The texture is awful. It just tasted like how dead fish smell. Not a fan.
 My shrimp sandwich and shrimp bisque was amazing though.



We stopped in this beautiful church. Absolutely breathtaking.



After spending the day in Savannah, we decided to make another stop. Here. For this.
 Trying to take my mind off the pain, I was dreaming about my 100 mile race. That won't hurt nearly as bad as this tattoo!

Beauty from ashes. It's from Isaiah 61:3. That verse is the promise from God that I hold onto. 

One last pic from my morning beach run. This place takes my breath away. I think I could live here and be very happy.



Do you like mussels?

Have you been to Savannah?


katie

25 comments:

  1. I have never had mussels and I dont plan on it. ewwe.

    I have never been to Savannah but it is pretty high on my list of cities I am dying to go to!!

    Love the tattoo <3

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    1. Mussels are definitely ewww. I would love to run a race there sometime! Thanks girl!

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  2. You're so brave to get a tattoo! I want one someday, but haven't gotten the guts to get one. It's such a huge commitment

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    1. It is super painful! But the pain doesn't last long, so it's bearable. It is a huge commitment!! You have to make SURE of what you want!

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  3. I LOVE Savannah. My husband was stationed near there (although I lived in Minnesota) and I got to fly down for vacation every 3 months (when not deployed) and we went to Savannah often. I love Savannah Bee Company, Martini Bar (Jens Friends), Green Truck Restraunt, SCAD store, hanging out on the RiverWalk, walking for hours through parks, watching people. Oh how I miss Savannah and St. Simons Islan and Jekyll Island.

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    1. It is such a beautiful place. Next time I want to spend a lot more time there. I've also heard Jekyll Island is great. Maybe I'll go there next!

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  4. Look at your tattoo... that's a vacation souvenir!!! Love what you choose!

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    1. On my way home I was thinking that I had forgotten to buy a souvenir, then I remembered, oh yea, I have a permanent one!!

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  5. Mussels are great! At least you tried them...

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    1. Yes, I'll try anything, no matter how gross! :)

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  6. You were right down the road from me!

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  7. I'm with you, I hate mussels and clams...way to slimey. Never been to Savanah but am dying to! Looks like you had a great time!

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    1. Yes, they sure are!! I had a great time. We could take a girls trip there, ya know! ;)

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  8. Ouch for that Totoo! What a lovely trip!

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    1. It definitely hurt! But the pain doesn't last long. :)

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  9. Your tatoo is beautiful, but you're a whole lot braver than me! I couldn't do the tatoo or the mussels! lol

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    1. Lol! Thank you. The mussels were the worst. At least I can say I've tried them though, never again!

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  10. never had mussels I am sure I won't like anything slimy either..your tattoo is beautiful and you look lovely in your snap :)

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    1. Thank you Tanvee. If you don't like slimy, you won't like mussels either!

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  11. Been there? I'm from there! I love mussels but I've been eating them and oysters since before it occurred to me to not like them. I'm glad you enjoyed Savannah. Winter in NYC always makes me wonder why I left.

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    1. Oh Erin, I'm so jealous you're from there! I don't know if I could ever leave, if I lived there. Especially to NYC winters! I can't wait to go back and spend more time in Savannah, one day wasn't enough.

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  12. Those are oysters, no? I LOVE mussels, in pasta. Oysters, not. Slimy and salty. Adore the tattoo. More so because of the underlying meaning. Fab. Rache

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