It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since Chris and I got back from our 16-day road trip down south. Of course, I wanted to get this post done weeks ago, but my “day job” as a freelance Creative Director took over my writing output and then we came down with COVID. But, just like our escape from a dreary start of Spring to Florida sunshine, there is light at the end of the tunnel. We’re both feeling much better (negative test, please!), and I can finally get the details of our adventure out to you.
I’m a proud alum of The College of William and Mary, the second oldest university in America. But I went there decades ago and how Williamsburg has changed. It’s always been a historic gem, but it’s now also an energetic, sophisticated city. Of course, the College and Colonial Williamsburg continue to be popular cultural institutions, but there’s truly an array of attractions to delight everyone — from excellent restaurants (Blue Talon Bistro) to popular breweries (The Amber Ox), fabulous shopping, top-notch music, must-see art galleries (including a Photography exhibit featuring my talented friend Kathy Hornsby), world-class golf courses, and more.
We were only in Williamsburg for two nights and one full day, but we got to pack a lot in, including being hosted by my friend Debbie (seen here with me at the Pi Beta Phi house), plus a potluck supper catch-up with our friends Kathy and Joan (and Joan’s husband Bruce). Between us, we’re going on 40+ years of celebrating fun times past and future adventures together!
Tie-dye Sweatshirt: Boone Art Life (gift)
This was our fifth visit to this historic coastal city, so I guess you could say we really (really) like it. Known for its manicured parks and antebellum architecture, it’s also home to SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design), The Telfair Art Museums, numerous concerts and festivals (Savannah Music Festival), and some of the best restaurants we’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at (The Grey, Alligator Soul, a.Lure, Common Thread, The Vault Kitchen (so good we went twice). Not to mention those we’ve yet to experience!)
One of our favorite things to do in Savannah is to walk and walk and walk. In fact, the desk clerk at The Thunderbird Inn thought we were nuts to walk to Common Thread our first night. But after 7 hours of driving, walking was exactly what we needed. Plus, we got to discover new neighborhoods on our way. Because we’re seriously considering Savannah as a possible retirement destination, the more visits the better as far as I’m concerned. We’re already planning a longer stay next year, so we can see if we do indeed feel at home there.
Just for fun, here’s a little video of Road Trip, Part 1.
Next up? Palm Beach and Delray Beach, Florida. Hope you’ll travel along with me!
Photos: MP & Chris Allegaert, Video: @artdirectthis