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Savannah Trip

And it’s Monday again; my long weekend wasn’t nearly long enough. Our early anniversary trip was everything we hoped for, and (fingers crossed) we really hope we don’t have to wait another five years for our next visit.

s2 In true anniversary fashion, Andy and I rented the same room at the same B&B (Foley House Inn) we stayed at on our honeymoon 5 years ago.s The Essex Suite has changed little in last five years, still two fire places, a huge soaking tub and a luxuriously tall shower. We did learn, however, that the staff now refer to it as the “Bond Room”. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz stayed in the room a few months ago, and it has been thus named ever since. We did laugh a bit about not only laying our heads where Bond had laid his, but using the same bathroom. I mean, completely bad-ass *eye roll* right?s7 s8 Since we’ve spent plenty of time in Savannah over the years, we took a very laid back approach to this trip. Both Friday and Saturday were spent wandering around the historic district, people/dog watching, and ducking into our favorite shops. s3 s12 s4 s14 s15 I almost purchased this little brass crown from The Paris Market, but I decided to sleep on it, and when I came back the next day, it had already sold. I am glad that I at least thought to snap a quick picture, and since I was so disappointed, Andy bought me a glass of their amazing lavender tea. I’m pretty sure I would have ended up with tea either way, but I thought it was a nice gesture.s17 s16 s10One of the things we knew we wanted to do this trip was try out some new restaurants. Both the Treylor Park & Cafe M were wonderful, but the best place we went was Chive. Their red curry sauce is so good it’ll curl your toes. s11 s18s13 s5 s6This is going to sound a bit crazy, but one of the things I was most looking forward to was spending some quality time reading in The Chair. It may not look like much, but this chair-and-a-half is the most perfect reading spot I’ve ever found. I spent entire afternoons lounging and catching up on my reading when Andy and I honeymooned here. Exactly what I needed after all of the wedding insanity.  I only managed a couple of hours this trip, but it was still well worth it.s1 s9Such a great trip, and I can’t believe after all of the planning and anticipation that it’s actually over. Fortunately, the fur babies were incredibly snuggly when we got home, it helped to soften the blow of returning to “real” life.

West Egg Cafe

Andy and I have been wanting to try West Egg Cafe in Atlanta for a while now, but things just kept getting in the way. We finally made it this past trip, and we were so glad we did.

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As you can see, it was pretty packed even though it was on 9am. We actually had to (respectfully) shove our way to the hostess stand. My poor mom had to follow along in mine and Andy’s wake; she is so short we were afraid of losing her in the seething mass of coffee deprived patrons. Fortunately, this quiet little corner below cleared out right after we got there, and we had a nice, seated place to wait for our name to be called.

* The guy in the green jacket is glaring at us because he didn’t get the sit down spot because he was waiting for coffee at the bar. #sorrynotsorry


The menu was great; there was something for ever dietary restriction at the table, and not only one something, multiple somethings, which rocked.


Since it was cool and dreary outside, we all decided hot beverages were the first order of business once we got our table. Andy and I opted for chai lattes (I let him have the one with the most cinnamon on top; it was, after all, birthday week), and my mom had a Milky Way latte, which made me borderline diabetic just from looking at it.


When it came down to the actual food, we all decided to get something the other’s could share. So we ordered pancakes with spice butter, a tofu veggie scramble with fried potatoes, and over easy eggs with garlic grits and vegetarian sausage patties. Everything was great; we had highly polished plates and very tight pants by the end of the meal.

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Despite the place being packed and there being a wait for a table, our service was amazing. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and our food came out piping hot in a very timely manner. We will for sure be back our next trip through Atlanta.

What every office needs…

We are back from Savannah! It was a crazy trip, but we had a lot of fun. I was planning on getting my brother’s memorial tattoo at the same shop that did my honeymoon tattoo, but they were completely booked. I should have called to get an appointment, but our travel details were up in the air until the last moment and honestly, I didn’t think there would be a lot of people wanting to get tattooed on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Oh well, now I am using my local contacts to find the best shop here in Tally.

Our fuzzy horde was very pleased to see us yesterday. Oh they let us know who unhappy they were. How mistreated and woefully neglected they’d been, what horrible parents we were. Pretty much the same thing I hear everyday when I get home from work, times 3. My mom came back to Tally with us and she is helping me get my home office up and running. Speaking of offices, Andy found this awesome desk. Unfortunately, I already have a lovely desk in my office, but it is the perfect option for any of you other cat lovers who don’t.

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Desk and images from here.

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O Canadia

Andy and I are safely back on the east coast! Honestly, I am having hard core vacation withdraw, but I am trying to concentrate on positive aspects of being home, like snuggling the kitties and….and, um…..I know there must be something else….I’ll have to get back to you on that. But our trip was wonderful. I’ve never been to the west coast before and it did not disappoint, it was so unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, the scenery alone blew my mind. While we do have mountains here on the east coast, the pacific northwest has MOUNTAINS. Even better, Andy and I took a day trip across the border to Canada (check off #9) so I got to drive around and in between the MOUNTAINS. I believe the phrase “Holy S*%$ might have be uttered a few times.

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And yes, that was a picture of me sticking my toe in the Pacific, the water smelled like a fish fart (maybe just at that beach?), but I still had to do it.

Questions I had about Canada:

1. Why isn’t it Canadia or why aren’t they called Canadans?

2. Are Canadian Geese just called Geese in Canada or are they Canadian Canadian Geese?

3. Where are all the people who talk funny?

4. Where were the overly polite people?

I’m sure there were more, but those are the ones I remember.

Home again, home again…

Andy and I are officially back in Tallahassee. We ended up having one of those crazy world wind trips that are over before you know it, but still leave you feeling like you’ve been away from home for weeks instead of days. We drove to Ashville on Friday night after work, and spent most of Saturday with my brother. We spent the morning driving and hiking to couple of the more popular waterfalls in the area, and then had a late lunch at the Early Girl Eatery and did some shopping downtown.

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There was only a .06 mile hike, via a well maintained and well marked trail, to the falls, so my brother and I didn’t bother to change out of our flip flops. That and our t-shirts earned us a few strange looks from the real hikers that were bundled up against the freezing 65 degree weather, and carrying enough gear to last them a week in the wilderness. Clearly we don’t take our outdoors adventures seriously.Murphy Weekend 9 Murphy Weekend 8 Murphy Weekend 4 Murphy Weekend 7 Murphy Weekend 2 Murphy Weekend 1 Murphy Weekend 3

Unfortunately, I didn’t any other pictures for the rest of the trip, but it was all pretty uninteresting. Multiple trips to Home Depot and Walmart to get painting/cleaning supplies and then lots of painting and wallpaper scrapping. I am looking forward to some serious sleeping in this weekend.