Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Well the Bozemans went down to Georgia...

Get it?  Like the song?  Catchy, huh? :)  So for fears of the wrong people finding out that we were going out of town, I tried my best not to leak the fact that Andy and I had been planning a Memorial Day weekend trip to Atlanta/ Savannah.  We left Friday afternoon and got back last night.  We had a blast!  It was so nice to get away from everything in Nashville and to spend some quality time together.  As most of you know, we were married last November and have not stopped since.  From completing graduate studies, to numerous home improvements, to travels with family, to working each day--we have not really had much time since our honeymoon to chill out.  Thus, we planned our trip! 

Here are some pictures of our adventures...


We started our trip in Atlanta.  We shopped most of the day Saturday and stopped at The Varsity for dinner before the Braves game.  I'm almost positive that we have never been to Atlanta together and not gone to The Varsity for dinner...

Healthy?  NO!  But it is good!

Dale Murphy was Andy's favorite Braves player growing up...

The big #3--of course we had to get pictures!



We did the ole' camera switcharoo with another couple that wanted a picture together.  It is so hard when you travel to ever have pictures made together!!!

We made it in time to see the Pirates warming up...

 
Little did I know, the players will throw fans some of the baseballs they are warming up with.  Of course, Andy could not resist.  Notice that he dropped the average age considerably when he decided to try for a ball.  I tried not to be embarrased. :)

His face is supposed to say, "I didn't catch a ball." :(

Turner Field at night!!!
Just as we were deciding to head to the car (a bit early because the Braves were going to win), the bottom drops out of the sky.  I had never seen them tarp the field at a game!
Trying to wait out the rain the best that we could.  We hadn't parked all that close...

We left Sunday for Savannah...


We stayed in the Historic District in Savannah.  In other words, we were kind of in the middle of everything!  We stayed at The Inn at Ellis Square and were really pleased with our location.  We walked a lot on this trip!
I just loved the name of this place...
This is just outside Paula Deen's restaurant.  No, we didn't eat there. :)
An old theater...
This is taken in front of the fountain in Forsythe Park.  Savannah has so many gorgeous parks!  Yes, I realize I look rather frightening--you try walking around all day in the muggiest weather ever!
The Forsythe fountain

I thought this bench was SO cute!
This was the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist...I think. :)
Another fountain in one of the many squares we visited...
The trees were so cool!  I loved the Spanish moss.
We ate on the river front one night and walked around to all of the shops.  This particular candy shop sold ice cream and caramel apples--our favorites!!!
SO good...
We ate at Elizabeth on 37th for dinner one night--delicious! A good friend had suggested it and we weren't disappointed!
Before dinner one night...
We drove to Tybee Island to see the lighthouse...
My favorite part of the trip involved our cemetery visits--sounds morbid, huh?  Andy and I are both sort of fascinated by the really old cemeteries...This was a wall of markers--I'm guessing these families didn't have the money for ground plots???
This was taken at the Bonaventure Cemetery.  If you are interested in older cemeteries--this is a must-see in Savannah.  The gravestones were so carefully crafted.  I loved the saying on this one--"Allured to brighter worlds and led the way. "
Some of the family plots were heart-breaking.  This family really touched me--they had three children pass within a few years.  Can you imagine the sadness?
A celtic cross marking a grave...

As we were visiting the cemetery, several Memorial Day ceremonies were going on.  Several veterans were buried together in this cemetery.  Such a moving scene...

All in all, it was a much-needed vacation for the Bozemans.  We had a great time and are already planning our next trip!  I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! 

P.S.--A huge thanks to Mom McCree for keeping Duncan while we were gone.  I'm quite sure he would rather stay in Huntingdon than have to come home to us.:)  We love and appreciate you!

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