Greetings from the swanky Westin Savannah Harbor Resort! JB & I are here *alone* for a work conference of his, while my parents hold down the fort with the kids & the dog at home. [THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, LaLa & Grandaddo!!! WE LOVE YOU!] It's our first trip w/o the kids (except house-hunting to move to GA) EVER - yes, in SEVEN YEARS. Packing was insanely easy - w/ no kid stuff in the mix, I was ready in no time!
Before we left today, LaLa, Annelise, & I slipped over to the nail salon for GIRL TIME! Sis got her very first pro princess pedi:
JB & I left home around 1 PM and were here by 4:30 - easy drive! (Finally, right?! After 5 years of living 13-16 hours away from our resort areas of choice!) Our hotel is on the opposite side of the river from the city, but it makes for gorgeous views, and there's a free water ferry that runs every 20 minutes from 7 AM - midnight. It is SO NICE not to have to drive over (& find parking!) to explore River Street!
We walked the whole length of River Street this afternoon, first passing Savannah's Waving Girl statue...
We examined & critiqued every menu posted on River Street, b/c there was NO WAY we were going to waste a meal here on gimmicky blah crap. (This is when our "foodie-ness" kicks into high gear! :-D) We have extremely good luck finding gems, and we may have hit the pinnacle on our first try: Vic's on the River was stellar! Fried green tomatoes (of course) with goat cheese & tomato chutney [the breading had rosemary in it!] and pulled pork eggroll with barbeque sauce & peach chutney:
After dinner, we actually enjoyed impromptu dessert at the Savannah Bee Company! I have been so excited to visit this place, b/c they have all kinds of honey samples to taste. It's like a wine tasting, only sweeter! I wanted to taste what the real difference is b/t tupelo, orange blossom, black sage, etc. I just know I like honey, but I wanted to finally figure out which one I like best. Did the Savannah Bee Company help me?
Cheese Honey. No, it's not cheese-scented! :-P It is a blend esp. created to pair nicely with cheeses, like if you're serving a cheese board. It has the most smooth, balanced flavor... you know, now that I'm a honey expert. :-P]