G E T A W A Y :: Charleston and Savannah

With graduation behind us, Rob and I were out the door the next morning and onto our next adventure.  It’s a 15 hour drive from Quantico, VA to Pensacola, FL so we figured if we were going to have to drive that far we might as well find a few good stops along the way and make a trip out of it.  This meant hitting all of our {new} favorite southern cities.  It might have added two or three hours to the trip but I found it way worth it.  Why not see beautiful places and stay in adorable bed and breakfasts instead of a random truck stop on the “quickest path” down.  Gotta make the most of everything!
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The first day was an eight hour drive to the gorgeous Charleston, South Carolina.  I understand why people fall in love with Charleston – the cobblestone streets, the gorgeous waterfront, the views from the rooftops.  We walked around the market, had a few drinks at a rooftop bar, and stayed at the most adorable bed and breakfast –Palmer’s Pinckney Inn.  This B&B is a steal for its incredible location: right next to the famous Charleston Market and just a few blocks walk from restaurants, shopping, and bars.
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We woke up bright and early to make the quick three hour trip to Savannah, GA.  I knew I had to try The Wilkes House for lunch and after reading 109384093 reviews, I knew I had to be there early.  We arrived at 9:57 and there were already 10 people in line! (The Wilkes House opens at 11 but by 10:30 the line already curled around the block. Get there early!)  But the reviews were right.  The food was worth the wait.  20 bowls of homecooked southern side dishes, not included fried chicken and blackberry cobbler.  I ate until my stomach felt like it would burst, then I ate a little more.  When I finally reached my max, I took my plate back to the kitchen to be washed–just like I was at my grandma’s house.  This is a must visit!  We tried to walk off our lunch a little before we drove the next four hours of the day. 
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Our final stop was in Tallahassee, FL.  We had high hopes of partying like FSU students but as far as we got was eating an incredible burger at Monk’s.  We headed back to the hotel and fell asleep at 8pm.  Clearly all that driving had gotten the best of us!  I did wake up early to a gorgeous view out of our hotel window of the chapel and the sunrise.
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And finally we were off.  Three and a half hours and then we finally made it to our new home in Perdido Key! My dad said that his favorite part of being in the military was the time in between duty stations.  While I think that was a little bit of an exaggeration, I do get his point.  Rob and I had three solid, uninterrupted days of just relaxing and spending time together and tried to make the most of it before life inevitably gets busy again with flight school.  This road trip felt more like a vacation than a move and that’s just what we needed after all of the stress of packing!

  • Love the pics πŸ™‚ Looks like you definitely got to appreciate some of Charleston's charm! As far as I'm concerned, there is no better city to live in.

  • oh my gosh your lunch sounds so amazing blackberry cobbler, give me some right now! looks like you had a great trip down south.

  • Just wanted to say "thank you" for linking up on my Bloglovin Blog Hop!

    Have a great night,
    Happy Kids, Inc

  • Your pictures are gorgeous! My hubby has that same J Crew shirt as your husband (or at least it look exactly the same)! They have good taste πŸ™‚ I see y'all are military, we are too! My husband is a pilot in the Air Force! I'm so excited to have found your blog!
    Kylie – http://www.lipglossandlunges.com

  • Thanks Kylie! You are so sweet! And clearly we have way too much in common! Of course that shirt is from J.Crew – my husband loves that store. AND we just moved to Pensacola because Rob is about to start flight school! What does your husband fly?

  • Definitely did — and ate WAY too much delicious southern food! The blackberry cobbler was to die for. My other favorites were sweet potato casserole, cheesy mashed potatoes, and corn pudding (carb addict?! I think so.)

  • Oh Kelly, it was perfect! I can see why you love it!!

  • That's exciting! I would LOVE to live in Pensacola! My husband, Brian, flies the T-6. He is an instructor here in Texas. He less than 1 year left in this assignment so he will get assigned a new aircraft later this year. I'm such a planner so all this last minute finding out where we will be moving is not fun for me but I guess I better get used to it! I can't wait to read your blog all about Pensacola!

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