Monday, October 8, 2012



For the last 5 years, my three girls, granddaughter and myself  have gone on a retreat.
We enjoy a time of quiet and relaxing from all the duties of being parents and a grandparent. We
allow Morgan, my almost 14 year old granddaughter to come along, she's always been a quiet  and
mature child. Next year my other granddaughter Anna will be 11 and will go with us.  This year we
chose Savannah and Tybee Island as our getaway place.   We stayed on Tybee Island.  I'll give you a
tour of some of the things we did.
Here we parked on Bay Street and walked down the cobble steps to River Street. I love the moss covered trees that are all over Savannah.
As we walked along River Street the Georgia Queen Riverboat came by.  It is a tour boat. Even though I have been to Savannah many times and have family here I have never taken the tour on it, but would love to, maybe on our next trip.
Morgan took this of us as we were about to go into the River House Restaurant.  We had been walking and going in and out of stores for some time now and was getting hungry.
  It's a great place to eat!

After a great meal of  fresh seafood, we had to go into the River Street Sweets Candy store. There they were making Taffy.. Our eyes were on the Chocolate's insead of taffy!.
I love all the buildings and beautiful homes, we didn't tour the city this time..  A couple years ago when I was there with a friend, we took the trolley tour. Here is a couple pictures I took then.

These are the steps that go up to the Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn where we stayed in 2010.

The Beeches were beautiful on Tybee Island where we stayed, right on the Atlantic Ocean. The birds
seemed to be having fun too, guess they were hoping for some crumbs from the beach goers.
When we booked our retreat we didn't know there would be a Pirate Fest going on.  We did go to it
and enjoyed the festivities!
This Pirate Lady was doing an act with a sword.
The picture in the middle of the college is a basket used as a shade on the light hanging
from the ceiling of "The Crab Shack" where we ate Saturday night.I thought that was
neat and creative.
A man walking by saw us taking pictures and offered to take ours together so we
could all be in it.  That was so nice of him.

As our long weekend came to a close we talked about how much we loved spending
this time together...all the food we ate and how long it would take to get the extra pounds off
how hard it was to say goodbye to a town and place we love. Back to reality and
and families until next year.
I do hope you had a great weekend.  I am so blessed to be able to spend time
with my girls!
Thanks for your comments.  I read everyone.


  1. How fun for you and your girls :) Looks like you had an amazing time - thanks for sharing your pictures. Have a great Monday!


  2. What a very special time you had with your girls.
    Its also a great thing to do every year. To be able just to get away, and spend quality time together.
    It all looks so lovely.
    My daughter who lives in Switzerland. Was recently there on a road trip with her husband and friends.. they loved Savannah..
    Happy Monday Sylvia.. you all look great.

  3. What a wonderful trip, Sylvia! WOW!

    Oh I just adore Savannah! I have only been there once- quite a few years ago, with my eldest.

    Now that her little sister has moved back from San Diego perhaps I could get my younger sister and the 4 of us could take a fun trip like this, would love to go back.

    One of my fav places was that candy store, too! And I enjoyed The Lady and Sons Restaurant, too!

    So glad you enjoyed yourselves, making memories like that is priceless!

  4. Lovely post Sylvia. Savannah is such a beautiful city to visit. I climbed all the way to the top of the Tybee Island Light House about 8 yrs. ago. I would never be able to do that now.

  5. What a wonderful trip and with all your girls, so special! My husband and I toured Savannah a couple of years ago and I fell in love with the city! I hope to someday be able to take my daughter there for a few days or more. Thanks so much for sharing. It brought back so many good memories.

  6. So happy for you to have this special time with your girls! You are blessed indeed! Thank you for sharing it with us. We are away from home right now too, enjoying some quality time with our son and his family in Maine. We have to fly home this afternoon. We will miss them greatly, but we have some great memories and pictures to remind us of our time together. I will put together a post when I get back home.

  7. Savannah looks like a really pretty town Sylvia. The sweet store looks very yummy and I'm sure that the time that you all spent together will hold very fond memories for a long time. There is no greater gift in this world than family x


  8. I've not been to Savannah in a long time but would love to visit again. The retreat sounds wonderful!


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