We made it to beautiful Savannah! Spanish moss and all
Car ride snacks
When I called around a few nights ago I found the Romantic Inns Of Savannah website. I put out a request for a room for only Friday night under $150 and got several calls back. Lucky us, one place offered us a really fancy room for $149 since it had already been rented for Sat/Sun and Friday was going to be a loss (likely).
So we ended up with this SWEET suite at the Dresser Palmer House!
With a gorgeous bath-
And our own balcony!
We love B&Bs because they usually have complimentary wine and cheese for cocktail hour, they have a free gourmet breakfast, they are more personal so you meet all kinds of people and you can find great deals on them (this was less than Travelocity’s other downtown hotels.) We’ve stayed in a number throughout our years and have always had a blast getting to know the inns and innkeepers.
This B&B had a wonderful wine and cheese spread already out when we arrived!
We enjoyed it on our pouch and discussed dinner plans
I had a bite of each of the cheeses, the berry and two crackers
And a small glass of pinot
At 7:15 we headed out to find dinner. What would we do without the iPhone!? (Waste paper printing ideas probably)
Despite the technology, we walked for over an hour and started to get frustrated finding a place to eat that was charming and local but not too expensive. It wasn’t hot, but we were covered in humidity sweat!! We eventually settled on Garibaldi’s. (Having already eaten at Belford’s, Jazz’d, and 45 Bistro on previous visits.)
I ordered a glass of Zinfandel
He got an amber ale from Oregon
And we were delivered the most amazing salty bread loaf. We debated the quality of the bread for about 20 minutes. I thought it was fab, Matt just OK. (He’s biased )
Sorry for the flash – it was DARK! We ate this whole loaf!
We decided to share an appetizer- some kind of goat cheese stuffed squash that was fried and amazing!
For me entree I got a salad special – Fried Baby Scallops with Maytag Bleu Cheese, Candied Cashews and Apple Slices in a Port Vinegairette
And he got a Crab + Lobster Red Snapper with Risotto and Asparagus, which was divine and I had a few bites.
We had fun comparing our facial features in the mirrors
I wanted an ice cream cone, but Matt patted me on the shoulder and said it was the wine that wanted it.
He was right.
We are 90% sure we do not want to move here, but we’ll have to see what the ‘burbs are like. According to our host, there is TONS of crime here and we wouldn’t want to live anywhere but the burbs unless we could afford a downtown mansion. Not the best news!
Off to take a shower and to (the king size!) bed!