All work and no play make for a very overwhelmed and uninspired Lucy Pearl. Equipped with a laundry list of things to do and see, I decided to take an impromptu midweek trip to Savannah, Georgia for a few hours. I was craving time to recharge and to appreciate life.
Due to time constraints, I wouldn’t realistically have been able to appreciate everything Savannah had to offer but I made the most of my trip. I ate and did my share of sight-seeing and people-watching. That was more than enough.
You can’t go to Savannah without stopping by Paula Dean’s restaurant,. I’m well aware that her popularity is in the stinker right now but I don’t hold any grudges when it comes to food. I ordered the shrimp and grits and was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. Paula isn’t known to shy away from lard; this dish is meant to be eaten right away or else you’ll be left with a greasy mess. No bueno.
The obligatory outfit photo.
According to the Weather Channel, there was supposed to be a 60% chance of rain with thunderstorms. Not a cloud in the sky until I got to Tybee Island in the evening. Thank goodness.
I bought a new bathing suit especially for this trip but the storm clouds did finally roll in. We literally only got thirty minutes, tops, to enjoy the moment.
I can’t recall the last time I sunk my toes into balmy sand or felt crisp waves crashing around my feet. There’s something about being surrounded by water that calms me. Like for real, I’ll sometimes take a shower just to relax. It’s so soothing.
It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Being one with nature is one of those things that gets me giddy. I desperately needed to get away so I’m thankful for friends who are down to ride at the drop of a hat. I’m bottling up those memories and saving them forever.
When was the last time you strayed from your typical routine and did something to lift your spirit?
Photos by Ben Styles