Sunday, October 5, 2008

Our LONG Weekend!

I won't go into too much detail, but suffice to say, our weekend had it's ups and downs.  It was nice to see Doug's family in Beaufort SC and very moving to watch his oldest nephew graduate from USMC boot camp at Parris Island. 

Here's a picture of Doug and Cameron right after

We are very proud of Cam and after some leave, he's off to his next training station in Jacksonville NC.

While in Beaufort we took in some of the sights - I love old houses.

After the graduation, we were off to meet our friends John and Cat in Savannah.  Savannah is a lovely town - lots of history, alcohol, seafood and ghosts!  It's been named the most haunted city in America.

We stayed in an old factory which I am sure was haunted, but we never saw the resident ghost( thank goodness!) which was right on River Street.

After having spent the first 3 days with family it was time to get a drink.  So we went off to get some Chatham Artillery Punch and do a little shopping.

Apparently this was also Oktoberfest weekend in Savannah( we had NO idea) and on Saturday they were having all kinds of activities like Wiener dog races.  There were TONS of doxies all over the town and it was fun to see them.  Some were all dressed up - but all of them were adorable.  Savannah is very dog friendly and there were a lot of dogs wandering around on Saturday.  We spent some time at the greyhound adoptions, petting on the dear dogs.

We missed Reilly terribly, but we got a bit of a dog fix.

We also went to the old cemetary in town and I am sure we were thought quite morbid for having our picture taken in front of a mausoleum.

After the cemetary, we hit the old Catholic Church:

And of course we did a ghost tour but didn't see anything scary!

Here's some pictures of us at dinner:

Oh and last but not least, we can't forget the USMC mascot - a bulldog:


Reilly did GREAT at the trainer's!  He didn't eat a lot, but he ate some and he was so happy and relaxed when we picked him up.  Not stressed out at all!  He's sacked out now.....


  1. Sounds like you guys had a great time! I love the pics of the old Southern homes. You just don't see gorgeous architecture like that anywhere else.

    I'm trying to convince my hubby to take a vacation to Savannah soon. It's one of my favorite Southern destinations.

  2. Well and it's cheap! You can stay there relatively inexpensively....

    Hey we're going to be in Chattanooga on the 2nd of Nov and I'd love a nice restaurant recommendation!!

  3. I loved that picture of you & Doug together. Sweet.

    I was in Savannah in Jan and had a great time w/ my sisters. Lovely town.

    Glad Reilly had a great weekend too.

  4. Looks like a great trip! I love your top that you wore to dinner. I love stuff with that kind of sleeve.

    Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow!

    PS If you go to Chatt check out 212 Market (on Market St.) - it's one of my favorites. I'm trying (and failing) to think of what to compare it to here in town, but it is usually always good.