Nancy and Skip had always wanted to see it, so that’s where we went. It was a lot of driving, but we ate and slept really well.
First stop Richmond, VA, where we booked a night at the Holiday Inn Express (most comfortable beds of the trip). We started our drive at 9 a.m., stopped at La Casita Pupuseria in Maryland for some lunch. Introduced Nancy and Skip to some pupusas, and this place has some delicious ones! Yummy. Made it to Richmond around 6 p.m., checked in and went to dinner at the Tobacco Company, what a cool place! Such a neat building, had three floors for dining, and this old elevator that takes you up. There was a great live band playing on the main floor and you can hear from the top floor where we ate because it was open like a courtyard with a cool chandelier hanging in the middle. The service and dinner was very enjoyable. Got a goodnight’s rest to get up in the morning to continue our trip to Savannah.
It was a long drive, but we made it in time to have plenty of daylight left. We booked two nights at the River Street Inn with a balcony in each room and nice river views. Nice looking hotel with a great location (can get noisy at night), the rooms were pretty (yea, it’s old, dark and historic). The bellhops were nice, as well as the bartender working in the downstairs, however, the rest of the staff left a lot to be desired. I wouldn’t recommend this place, but I’m glad we got to experience staying down by the river. Onward dinner at the Cotton Exchange where Skip and Karla had some kick ass bloody marys. Next day a nice little breakfast at the Foxy Loxy Cafe (great place), did some walking and touring. Took a horse drawn carriage ride around where the rain came down on us, it was fun though. Had some brews and appetizers at the Moonriver Brewing Company. River walk, then finished off with dinner at B. Matthews Eatery where the service and food were excellent. Seems like we were pretty obsessed with making sure we eat, lol
Savannah was beautiful and it was so nice to escape the chilly spring in CT to a warm weather city. Love the old trees with the spanish moss, the walkways, and the old houses with the ornate iron work. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. We had to head out to Fredericksburg, VA for a night, then travel home the next day. Originally suppose to make a stop to Mount Vernon to see George Washington’s home, but there was some rain and hail coming. All in all, fun trip, but too much driving and not enough time to really enjoy all the places we went. Next time, we vote to fly, and maybe check in to some airbnb listings instead.